Editors & Publishers

Editorial Staff

Editors in Chief

Yutaka Atomi

Yutaka Atomi, MD, PhD
President Emeritus, Kyorin University, Japan

Tsuguya Fukui

Tsuguya Fukui, MD, MPH, PhD
President, St. Luke’s International Hospital, Japan

Deputy Editor

Takashi Igarashi

Takashi Igarashi, MD, PhD
Chief Executive Officer, National Center for Child Health and Development, Japan
Professor Emeritus of Tokyo University, Japan

Associate Editors

Hiroyoshi Endo

Hiroyoshi Endo, MD, MPH, PhD
Dean, Graduate School of Public Health
St. Luke's International University, Japan

Tetsuya Ishii

Tetsuya Ishii, PhD
Professor, Office of Health and Safety, Hokkaido University, Japan

Mitsuaki Isobe

Mitsuaki Isobe, MD
President, Sakakibara Heart Institute
Japan Research Promotion Society for Cardiovascular Diseases, Japan

Seiichi Matsuo

Seiichi Matsuo, MD, PhD
Chancellor, Tokai National Higher Education and Research System, Japan
President, Nagoya University, Japan

Masaru Mimura

Masaru Mimura, MD, PhD
Professor and Chairman, Department of Neuropsychiatry, Keio University School of Medicine, Japan

Masaki Mori

Masaki Mori, MD, PhD, FACS
Distinguished Professor, Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Japan

Sumio Sugano

Sumio Sugano, MD, PhD
Professor, Future Medicine Education and Research Organization at Chiba University, Japan

Yoshimi Takai

Yoshimi Takai, MD, PhD
Professor, Division of Pathogenetic Signaling, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine, Japan

Kenji Toba

Kenji Toba, MD
CEO, Tokyo Metropolitan Institute for Geriatrics and Gerontology, Japan

Editors

Sadako Akashi-Tanaka, MD, PhD
Professor, Division of Breast Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery, Showa University School of Medicine, Japan

Tatsuo Akechi, MD, PhD
Professor, Nagoya City University Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Japan

Narumi Eguchi, MBA, MHA
Chief Researcher, Japan Medical Association Research Institute, Japan

Itaru Endo, MD, PhD
Professor and Chairman, Department of Gastroenterological Surgery, Yokohama City University Graduate School of Medicine, Japan

Hiroshi Fukuhara, MD, PhD
Professor, Kyorin University, Japan

Koichi Hagiwara, MD, PhD
Professor, Jichi Medical University, Japan

Masayoshi Harigai, MD, PhD
Professor and Chairperson, Department of Rheumatology, Tokyo Women’s Medical University School of Medicine, Japan

Hidenori Inohara, MD, PhD
Professor & Chair, Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine, Japan

Masafumi Inomata, MD, PhD
Professor, Department of Gastroenterological and Pediatric Surgery, Oita University Faculty of Medicine, Japan

Shuichi Ito, MD, PhD
Chairman & Professor, Yokohama City University School of Medicine, Japan

Kenji Izuhara, MD, PhD
Professor, Division of Medical Biochemistry, Department of Biomolecular Sciences, Saga Medical School, Japan

Katsuhiko Kamei, MD, PhD
Professor, Medical Mycology Research Center, Chiba University, Japan

Yae Kanai, MD, PhD
Professor, Department of Pathology, Keio University School of Medicine, Japan

Toshiaki Katada, PhD
Professor (& Dean), Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Musashino University, Japan

Toshiaki Kikuchi, MD, PhD
Professor, Department of Respiratory Medicine and Infectious Diseases Niigata University Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences, Japan

Yuko Kitagawa, MD, PhD, FACS
Professor and Chairman, Keio University School of Medicine, Japan

Mineo Kurokawa, MD, PhD
Professor, Department of Hematology & Oncology, Guraduate School of Medicine University of Tokyo, Japan

Susumu Kusunoki, MD, PhD
Director, Japan Community Healthcare Organization (JCHO), Japan

Koji Maemura, MD, PhD
Professor, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Nagasaki University Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Japan

Kunihiko Matsui, MD, MPH
Professor, Department of General Medicine and Primary Care, Kumamoto University Hospital, Japan

Tetsuya Mitsudomi, MD
Professor, Thoracic Surgery, Kindai University Faculty of Medicine, Japan

Koji Mori, MD, PhD
Professor, Institute of Industrial Ecological Sciences, University of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Japan, Japan

Yasuko Mori, MD, PhD
Professor, Division of Clinical Virology, Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine, Center for Infectious Diseases, Japan

Toshinori Nakayama, MD, PhD
Vice President, Chiba University, Japan
Dean, Professor and Chairman, Department of Immunology, Graduate School of Medicine, Chiba University, Japan

Tomoyoshi Nozaki, MD, PhD
Professor, Department of Biomedical Chemistry, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo, Japan

Hiroomi Okuyama, MD, PhD
Professor, Department of Pediatric Surgery, Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine, Japan

Kazunari Onishi, MS, PhD
Associate Professor, Division of Environmental Health, Graduate School of Public Health, St. Luke's International University, Japan

Naoya Sakamoto, MD, PhD
Professor and Chairman, Faculty of Medicine and Graduate School of Medicine, Hokkaido University, Japan

Shinichi Sato, MD, PhD
Professor and Chairman, Faculty of Medicine, The University of Tokyo, Japan

Yasuyuki Seto, MD, PhD
Professor, Dept. Gastrointestinal Surgery, The University of Tokyo Hospital, Japan

Akira Shiose, MD, PhD
Professor and Chairman, Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Japan

Tomofumi Sone, MD, MPH, DrMedSci
Vice President, National Institute of Public Health, Japan

Kazuki Sumiyama, MD, PhD
Professor and Chairman, Department of Endoscopy, The Jikei University School of Medicine, Japan

Yuko Takeda, MD, PhD, MSc, FACP
Professor, Juntendo University, Japan

Sakae Tanaka, MD, PhD
Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, The University of Tokyo, Japan

Ukihide Tateishi, MD, PhD
Professor, Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Japan

Hiroko Terasaki, MD, PhD
Professor of Ophthalmology, Nagoya University, Institute of Innovation for Future Society, Japan

Teiji Tominaga, MD, PhD
Director, Tohoku University Hospital, Japan

Yusuke Tsugawa, MD, MPH, PhD
Assistant Professor, Division of General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research, UCLA, USA

Shinichi Uchida, MD, PhD
Professor, Department of Nephrology, Graduate Schools of Medical and Dental Sciences, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Japan

Kohjiro Ueki, MD, PhD
Director, Diabetes Research Center, Research Institute, National Center for Global Health and Medicine, Japan

Shin Ushiro, MD, PhD
Professor and Director, Kyushu University Hospital, Japan

Koichiro Watanabe, MD, PhD
Professor, Department of Neuropsychiatry, Kyorin University School of Medicine, Japan

Zentaro Yamagata, MD, PhD
Professor, Department of Health Sciences, Graduate School of Medicine, University of Yamanashi, Japan

Yoshihito Yokoyama, MD, PhD
Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Hirosaki University Graduate School of Medicine, Japan

Consultants

Akira Akabayashi, MD, PhD
Professor, The University of Tokyo, Japan

Kuniyoshi Hayashi, PhD
Junior Associate Professor, St. Luke's International University Graduate School of Public Health, Japan

Chiaki Kagawa
Professor Emeritus, University of Yamanashi, Japan

Mahbub A. H. M. Latif, PhD
Professor of Biostatistics, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh

Masahide Takahashi, MD, PhD
Academic Advisor, Designated Professor, Director of Academic Programs, Director of International Center for Cell and Gene Therapy, Fujita Academy, Fujita Health University, Japan

Advisory Board

Howard Bauchner

Howard Bauchner, MD
Editor in Chief, JAMA and The JAMA Network, USA

Charo Alta

R. Alta Charo, JD
Warren P. Knowles Professor of Law, University of Wisconsin, USA

Tasuku Honjo

Tasuku Honjo, MD, PhD
Distinguished Professor, Kyoto University Institute for Advanced Study, Japan

Sun Whe Kim

Sun Whe Kim, MD, PhD
Professor, Seoul National University College of Medicine, South Korea

Reiko Kishi

Reiko Kishi, MD, PhD, MPH
Eminent Professor, Hokkaido University Center for Environmental and Health Sciences, Japan

Tadamitsu Kishimoto

Tadamitsu Kishimoto, MD, PhD
Professor, Immunology Frontier Research Center, Osaka University, Japan

Kiyoshi Kurokawa

Kiyoshi Kurokawa, MD, MACP
Professor Emeritus, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies, Japan
Chairman, Health and Global Policy Institute, Japan

Yoshinori Ohsumi

Yoshinori Ohsumi, PhD
Honorary Professor, Institute of Innovative Research, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan

Peter Piot

Peter Piot, MD, PhD
Director of the School and a Handa Professor of Global Health, The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, UK

Frederick P. Rivara

Frederick P. Rivara, MD, MPH
Professor of Pediatrics and Epidemiology, University of Washington, USA

Junichi Sadoshima

Junichi Sadoshima, MD, PhD
Professor and Chair, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, USA

Takao Shimizu

Takao Shimizu, MD, PhD
Project Leader, National Center for Global Health and Medicine, Japan

Thomas Sudhof

Thomas C. Südhof, MD
Professor, Molecular and Cellular Physiology, Stanford University, USA

Keizo Takemi

Keizo Takemi, LLM
Member of the House of Councillors, Japan

Rajesh Thakker

Rajesh Thakker, MD, FRS
May Professor of Medicine, University of Oxford, UK

Yasunori Yoshimura

Yasunori Yoshimura, MD, PhD
Professor Emeritus, Keio University, Japan

Honorary Editors

Toshio Nakagawa

Toshio Nakagawa, MD, PhD
President, Japan Medical Association, Japan

Morito Monden

Morito Monden, MD, PhD
President, The Japanese Association of Medical Sciences, Japan

JMA Officers in Charge

Satoshi Imamura, MD, PhD
Vice-President, Japan

Kenji Matsubara, MD, PhD
Vice-President, Japan

Yutaka Hatori, MD, PhD
Executive Board Member, Japan

Sho Hashimoto, MD, PhD
Executive Board Member, Japan

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