Kazuhiko Atsumi
University of Tokyo, Japan

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.

He was born in Osaka, Japan, in 1928 graduated from Tokyo University, Medical School in 1954 and trained on Cardio vascular Surgery in Tokyo University Hospital. He started R & D on Laser Surgery in 1965 and organized Japanese Society of Laser Surgery & Medicine in 1970. He was appointed as a Professor of Tokyo University and opened Institute of Medical Electronics’ in 1967. He organized the Conference of International Society of Laser S & M and appointed as the President of ISLSM in 1981. He was appointed as a Member of Science Council in 1991 and as a Chairman of Medical Section in the Council in 1994. He organized the International Federation on Laser S & M and appointed as the President of IFLSM in 2005.