KHAN Khaleque

  • Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, The Clinical and Translational Research Center, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Kyoto, Japan

Dr. Khaleque Khan received his MD from Dhaka University, Bangladesh in 1984 and PhD from Nagasaki University of Biomedical Sciences in Nagasaki, Japan in 1993. Dr. Khan obtained his clinical training from King’s College, London and undertook his post-doctoral fellowship in Nagasaki University. Dr. Khan completed advanced clinical training on laparoscopic surgery and other diagnostic procedures under the educational program of the Ministry of Health and Welfare in Japan from 1994-1996. He is the visiting professor of Mahidol University in Bangkok, Thailand, Dhaka University of Bangladesh, and Semey State University of Kazakhstan.

The clinical interests of Dr. Khan include reproductive medicine and reproductive immunology with special focus on the pathogenesis and pathophysiology of endometriosis, adenomyosis and uterine fibroid and their association with infertility. With the continuous work on innate immunity and endometriosis for the last 20 years, Dr. Khan established a novel concept of “Bacterial Contamination Hypothesis” for the development of endometriosis via LPS/TLR4-mediated engagement of innate immune system. His new hypothesis received the prestigious 18th Royan International Research Award in 2017. As an academic and research adviser, Dr. Khan has an active role in under-graduate, post-graduate and doctoral education and supervision. Dr. Khan is the former member of International Academic Exchange Center (IAEC) and is involved in medical students’ exchange program between Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine and other Universities in Asia.

Dr. Khan is the principal investigator of Endometriosis Awareness Promotion Project (EAPP), a multinational and multicenter study involving medical and nursing students with the aim to isolate high-risk group based on questionnaire survey, motivate them to visit gynecologists for early diagnosis and management of endometriosis. He is also the organizer and PI of school-based program on endometriosis in different Asian countries. As an Ambassador of Asian Society of Endometriosis and Adenomyosis (ASEA), Dr. Khan organized international congresses and master class symposia/workshops on endometriosis and adenomyosis in different Asian countries. Dr. Khan is the coordinator of research collaboration on endometriosis with Nagasaki University, Dhaka University, Mahidol University, Hue University in Vietnam, National Cheng Kung University in Taiwan, and University of Istanbul in Turkey.

Dr. Khan has authored more than 100 research papers published in eminent peer-reviewed international journals and has written many book chapters and review articles. He acts as an associate editor of several international medical journals. Dr. Khan is attached with several academic societies such as Japan Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Japan Endometriosis Society, Japan Society of Reproductive Immunology, Japan Society of Reproductive Medicine, European Society of Reproductive Immunology, and American Society of Reproductive Immunology.

Dr. Khan was appointed a WES Ambassador in January 2022.