About HGPI Experts

Ryozo Nagai

Board Member, Health and Global Policy Institute

Dr. Ryozo Nagai graduated from the Faculty of Medicine, University of Tokyo, completing his medical degree with a specialty in cardiovascular diseases. He started his career as an associate professor in the third Division of Internal Medicine at the University of Tokyo Hospital, and then became a professor at Gunma University Department of Medicine and Biological Science, as well as a visiting professor at the Medical Research Institute of Tokyo Medical and Dental University. In 1999, he became a professor in Cardiovascular Medicine at the Graduate School of Medicine and Faculty of Medicine of the University of Tokyo. He became the Director of the University of Tokyo Hospital in 2003, and became head of the hospital’s Translational Research Center in 2009. In 2012, he was appointed President of Jichi Medical University. He was named honorary professor at the University of Tokyo that same year.
In addition to the above, he has also served as President of multiple other institutes including the Japanese Society of Internal Medicine, Japanese College of Cardiology, and The Japanese Circulation Society. He received the Medal with Purple Ribbon in 2009, and the Gold Medal from European Society of Cardiology in 2012.
His current roles include Expert Member, Medical Specialist Training Subcommittee, Physician Subcommittee, Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW); Committee Member, Council for the Promotion of Cardiovascular Disease Measures, MHLW; Special Advisor on Health and Medical Strategy, Cabinet Secretariat; Program Director, Integrated Healthcare System Construction, Cross-ministerial Strategic Innovation Promotion Program (SIP), Cabinet Office; Member, Study Group on the Future of Medical Education, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT); Fellow, Center for Research and Development Strategy, the Japan Science and Technology Agency; and Supervisor of Hospital of the Imperial Household.