Prof. Shinichi Takamoto: to live along with patients

Anne Lu, Vicky Wong, Molly Wang


Prof. Shinichi Takamoto (Figure 1) is Professor Emeritus of the University of Tokyo and till June, 2018 has been the CEO of Mitsui Memorial Hospital, a leading general hospital in Tokyo devoted to the betterment of society as a whole by offering medical services in a spirit of respect, comradeship and care. In the interview, Prof. Takamoto has shared with us his perspectives in “role and mission of the medical doctors”, his professional experience as a doctor and a manager of the hospital and shown his passion and philosophy for the medical career.