Susumu Satomi

Dr Susumu Satomi was appointed Tohoku University President on April 1, 2012. Prior to being appointed as President, Dr Satomi served as Vice President at Tohoku University (2005-2012), and as the Director of the Tohoku University Hospital (2004-2012). 

Dr Satomi has held several distinguished positions in major academic societies in Japan, including the President of the Japan Surgical Society (2008-2012), the President of the General Incorporated Association National Clinical Database, and the Director of the Japanese Society for Surgical Metabolism and Nutrition. He is also a member of many other renowned academic circles.

 Dr Satomi has served as President of The Japan Association of National Universities since 2014.From 1999 to 2012, he was Chairman and Professor of the Division of Advanced Surgical Science and Technology at Tohoku University School of Medicine. Hehas authored or co-authored over 200 scientific articles, and has been recognized for his exceptional work in the fields of organ preservation and transplantation medicine. From 1984 to 1986, he was a research fellow at the Harvard University Institute of Transplantation. 

Dr Satomi is an alumnus of Tohoku University School of Medicine, and earned both a Master’s Degree and Ph.D. from Tohoku University. 

As President of Tohoku University, he has embarked on a mission of “Achieving World-Class Status and Leaping Ahead” and “Leading the Restoration of Tohoku and Japan” as the two main goals of his presidency. As the former Director of the Tohoku University Hospital, Dr Satomi was on frontline of the disaster that hit Japan in March 2011. To cope with the essential developments in Japan and abroad, a new university mission statement named Global Vision was formulated, reflecting President Satomi’s strong will to take a new interdisciplinary and more internationalized approach toward education, research and social outreach.