University Hospital

The Fundamental Ethos of Sapporo Medical University Hospital

Sapporo Medical University Hospital aims to provide safe and high quality medical services which will always meet the criteria of trustworthiness and reliability that patients and the public at large expect. We place great emphases on advanced medical research and development and work to nurture highly-skilled medical professionals with a rich sense of humanity, who will ceaselessly contribute to the health care of the people of Hokkaido.

Hospital Overview

Sapporo Medical University Hospital has facilities in 29 clinical divisions and 938 inpatient beds. It provides advanced, state-of-the-art medical care, such as emergency medical care, cancer treatment and regenerative medicine, and also plays a significant role as a medical institution that assists the development of local medical services and accepts patients from remote areas in Hokkaido in cases of disasters. In 1996, the hospital was certified as an advanced treatment facility capable of providing advanced medical treatment, developing medical technologies, and offering training. In 2002, Hokkaido’s first advanced emergency medical care center was established within the hospital to accept critical emergency patients and provide advanced specialized medical treatment. The hospital also functions as an AIDS treatment core hospital (HIV Hokkaido Regional Hospital), a core disaster medical hospital, the Hokkaido Rehabilitation Support Center, and a regional cancer center.
Medical treatments based on the university’s independent basic research, such as a cancer vaccine therapy (a new approach to treating cancer) and nerve regenerative medical techniques for cerebral infractions and spinal cord injuries, are attracting the attention of medical experts in Japan and abroad. The hospital uses cutting-edge medical care technology which includes the introduction of state-of-the-art medical facilities such as a Hybrid operating room, which integrates traditional surgical methods with the da Vinci Surgical System and cardiovascular/cerebrovascular x-ray equipment, and the establishment of the Genetic Counselling Clinic for genetic diagnosis.
As a university hospital, it also plays a central role in clinical education and research, producing outstanding human resources to society through the fostering of medical professionals, organizing seminars for specialists and other efforts.



Hybirid operating room


da Vinci Surgical System

Clinical Divisions

  • Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
  • Division of Rheumatology
  • Division of Cardiovascular, Renal and Metabolic Medicine
  • Division of Respiratory Medicine and Allergology
  • Division of Medical Oncology
  • Division of Hematology
  • Division of Neurology
  • Division of Surgery, Surgical Oncology and Science
  • Division of Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Division of Thoracic Surgery
  • Division of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Division of Neurosurgery
  • Division of Neural Regenerative Medicine
  • Division of Gynecology
  • Division of Perinatal Medicine
  • Division of Pediatrics
  • Division of Ophthalmology
  • Division of Dermatology
  • Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Division of Urology
  • Division of Otolaryngology
  • Division of Neuropsychiatry
  • Division of Radiology Oncology
  • Division of Diagnostic Radiology
  • Division of Anesthesiology
  • Division of General Medicine
  • Division of Oral Surgery
  • Division of Rehabilitation
  • Division of Medical Genetics and Genomics

Central Clinical Divisions



  • Division of Hospital Administration
  • Division of Health Care Administration and Management
  • Division of Hospital Pharmacy
  • Division of Laboratory Diagnosis
  • Division of Surgical Pathology
  • Division of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine
  • Division of Operating Facilities
  • Division of Linen and Appliance Supply
  • Division of Rehabilitation
  • Advanced Critical Care and Emergency Center
  • Division of Intensive Care Medicine
  • Division of Medical Safety and Risk Management
  • Division of Infection Control
  • Clinical Engineering Office
  • Division of Nursing
  • Medical Liaison Welfare Center
  • Nutritional Support Center
  • Clinical Training Center
  • Center for Nursing Career Support
  • Division of Medical Information
  • Clinical Research Support Center

A bird’s-eye view of Sapporo Medical University Hospital