Famous Physicians from Japan

List of notable or famous physicians from Japan, with bios and photos, including the top physicians born in Japan and even some popular physicians who immigrated to Japan. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Japanese physicians then this list is the perfect resource for you. These physicians are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known physician from Japan is included when available.

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This historic physicians from Japan list can help answer the questions "Who are some Japanese physicians of note?" and "Who are the most famous physicians from Japan?" These prominent physicians of Japan may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Japanese physicians.

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    • Birthplace: Setagaya, Japan
    Akira Koike (小池 晃, Koike Akira, born 9 June 1960) is a Japanese politician, who is the secretariat head and vice chair of the Japanese Communist Party. He also serves as a member of the House of ...more
  • Aoyama Tanemichi

    Aoyama Tanemichi

    Dec. at 58 (1859-1917)
    Aoyama Tanemichi (青山 胤通, June 15, 1859–December 23, 1917) was a medical scientist and doctor. He became a member of the Imperial Japan Academy in 1906, received the first class medal, "Order of the ...more
  • Arata Kochi

    Arata Kochi

    Arata Kochi (古知 新, Kochi Arata, born 1948 or 1949) is a Japanese physician and public health expert, who is the former director of the World Health Organization's malaria program. He had previously ...more
  • Chujiro Hayashi

    Chujiro Hayashi

    Dec. at 59 (1880-1940)
    • Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan
    Chujiro Hayashi (林 忠次郎, Hayashi Chūjirō, 15 September 1880 – 11 May 1940), a disciple of Mikao Usui, played a major role in the transmission of Reiki out of Japan and for turning it into a less ...more
  • Hajime Hosokawa

    Hajime Hosokawa

    Dec. at 69 (1901-1970)
    Hajime Hosokawa (細川 一, Hosokawa Hajime, 23 September 1901 – 13 October 1970) was director of the company hospital attached to the Chisso Corporation's chemical factory in Minamata, Kumamoto ...more
  • Hanaoka Seishū

    Hanaoka Seishū

    Dec. at 75 (1760-1835)
    • Birthplace: Kii Province
    Hanaoka Seishū (華岡 青洲, October 23, 1760 – November 21, 1835) was a Japanese surgeon of the Edo period with a knowledge of Chinese herbal medicine, as well as Western surgical techniques he had ...more