He is also the Director of Japanese Surgical Society and the President of Japanese Society of Regenerative Medicine. He earned a medical degree from Osaka University Medical School in 1980 and joined the First Department of Surgery, Osaka University School of Medicine. In 1989, he earned Humboldt scholarship to pursue further education in both the departments of cardiovascular physiology and cardiac surgery at the Max-Planck Institute in Germany. After returning to Japan, he became Chief surgeon at the Department of Cardiovascular Surgery in 2004, Professor and Chief at the Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, the Director at Medical Center for Translational Research at Osaka University Hospital in 2006. He was appointed to the Dean at Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine from 2015 – March 2017.
I am a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists with the additional qualifications of the Certificate in Forensic Psychiatry and the Certificate in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Since 2010 I have prepared a number of assessment reports for adults and youth with mental illness or intellectual disability in District, Court of Appeal and High Court and Youth Court jurisdictions in New Zealand, and prepared medico-legal reports for the Supreme Court and Parole Board of the Northern Territory of Australia. I am the recipient of the RANZCP Medlicott Award for excellence in research in Forensic Psychiatry. I have read and agree to comply with the Code of Conduct for Expert Witnesses set out in High Court Rules 2016.