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Hiroaki Kato, M.D.

Hiroaki Kato, M.D.

Aillis Inc.
Co-founder, Executive Vice President CSO, Doctor

Hiroaki Kato, M.D.

Doctor Kato is a board-certified ophthalmologist. He is engaging in the development of surgical instruments and telemedicine services while practicing as a doctor. He joined Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare in 2016 and worked on setting regulations and generating policies as a deputy head of an office at the Deputy Head of the Health Policy Bureau. After leaving the the office, he established Aillis Inc., a company which is developing AI medical devices, as a co-founder. He is serving the company as a board member as well as the Executive Vice President and CSO. He also works for the Graduate School of Digital Hollywood University as a visiting professor. Currently, he teaches at 5 universities, runs a company, serves for 2 publicly listed companies as non-executive directors, takes roles of committee members for academic societies and the governments, and also practices at a university hospital.

He serves as a Medical Innovation Support Office (MEDISO) advisor (Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare), Healthcare Innovation Hub advisor (Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry), J-Startup recommended committee member (Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry), guest associate professor at Chiba University, clinical associate professor at Tokyo Medical and Dental University, part-time lecturer at Tohoku University, part-time lecturer at Kobe University, part-time lecturer at Yokohama City University School of Medicine, Next Generation Medical Care (AI, big data, telemedicine) Strategy Committee member at Japan Ophthalmological Society, steering committee member/ subcommittee chair at Japan Telemedicine and Telecare Association, Director of Japan Medical Venture Association, outside director of MRT Co., Ltd., and outside director of Medical Net, Inc. He is the author of "Iryo 4.0" (BP Nikkei Business Publications) and "Digital health Trend 2021" (MEDICUS SHUPPAN, Publishers Co., Ltd.) has published/co-published over 40 books.

What I expect of LINK-J

The development of the life science field requires the collaboration of many stakeholders. I hope LINK-J will be the center of this collaboration.

Message to LINK-J Special Members

Let's create the healthier world together!

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