President’s advisor, President Emeritus, National Center of Neurology and Psychiatry
Specially-appointed Professor, Professor Emeritus, Tokyo Medical and Dental University
Dr. Hidehiro Mizusawa graduated with MD in 1976 from Faculty of Medicine of Tokyo University, where he received PhD in 1983. He moved to Tsukuba University as Assistant Professor in 1984 and became Associate Professor of Department of Neurology in 1988. He has been Professor and Chair of Department of Neurology and Neurological Sciences, Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences, Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU) [1996 – 2014], where he has been Director of Center for Brain Integration Research, Director of School of Medicine, Vice Director of the Medical Hospital and Associate Managing Trustee for Research of the University. He was Director General, National Center of Neurology and Psychiatry (NCNP) Hospital (2014 – 2016) and President of NCNP (2016 – 2021).
He has contributed particularly to researches on pathogeneses of neurodegenerative diseases and Prion disease. He has long been Chairperson of Research Committees on Prion disease, Ministry of Health, Welfare and Labor, Japan (2002 – 2020) and Prion Disease Surveillance Committee (2011 -). He has been an advisor of National Prion Disease Patient and Family Association, Japan. He has been PI of a genomic medicine project on rare and undiagnosed disease (2015 -) and an integrative research on promotion of genomic medicine for intractable diseases (2020 -).
He served as President of Japanese Society of Neurology (2010 – 2014) and was President of Prion 2016 in Tokyo and WCN 2017 in Kyoto.