'The mentor's quality determines the probability of success of the young researcher'. An interview with Prof. Makoto Otsuki. Interview by Martín E Fernández-Zapico

Pancreatology. 2009;9(1-2):1-3. doi: 10.1159/000179965. Epub 2008 Dec 12.


In this interview, Professor Makoto Otsuki points out the importance of mentorship during young researchers' development. Dr. Otsuki, a Professor and Chair of the Third Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Occupational and Environmental Health, has contributed significantly to the field of pancreatic physiology. In addition, his epidemiological research has been fundamental for understanding the pathogenesis of pancreatitis and establishment of the guidelines for its diagnosis and improvement of case fatality.

Publication types

  • Interview

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Biomedical Research*
  • Gastroenterology / education
  • Humans
  • Mentors*
  • Pancreas / physiology