Biomedical and Health Informatics Profile

Kazuhiko Atsumi


Kazuhiko ATSUMI, M.D., Ph.D.
President, the Society for Integrative Medicine, Japan (IMJ), 
Emeritus Professor, University of Tokyo=

Dr. Atsumi is a cardiac surgeon, biomedical engineer, a member of the Science Council of Japan, and a Professor Emeritus of Tokyo University. In  1959, he started artificial heart research, and, in 1985, he recorded a survival of 344 days for a goat with a total artificial heart. He has also researched laser surgery, biomagnetism, and medical thermology.   Since 1990s, he has promoted the concept of integrative medicine, which calls for the integration of modern western medicine, traditional medicine, and complementary medicine.