Kiyoshi Kurokawa MD

Dr. Kurokawa is an Academic Fellow of the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies; Chairman, Health and Global Policy Institute; Chair and founder, IMPACT Foundation Japan (2010-); Adjunct Senior Research Scientist, the Earth Institute of Columbia University (2011-); and Distinguished Research Affiliate, The MIT Media Lab (2011-).

A graduate of University of Tokyo Faculty of Medicine, he was professor of medicine at UCLA School of Medicine (1979-84) and University of Tokyo (1989-96). Dr. Kurokawa was named Dean of the Medical School at Tokai University (1996-2002), President of Science Council of Japan (2003-06), Science Advisor to the Prime Minister (2006-08), Commissioner of the WHO Commission for Social Determinants of Health (2005-08), and President of International Society of Nephrology, Pacific Science Association. He has served as an executive member of many national and international professional societies and has been elected to various scientific societies, including the Institute of Medicine of National Academy of Sciences (USA).  In December, 2011 he was named Chair of Fukushima Nuclear Accident Independent Investigation Commission by the National Diet of Japan. 

Dr. Kurokawa has received the Order of Purple from the Government of Japan for Excellence in Academic Achievements (1999), L’Ordre Legion de Honour of the Government of France (2009), Person of the Year of the American Chamber of Commerce of Japan (2010) and The Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Star (2011).