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Maki Sugimoto MD, PhD.
Co-organizer at TEDxTeikyoU, TEDxTeikyoULive
Professor at Teikyo University Okinaga Research Institute, Innovation Lab
Holoeyes Inc. Co-Founder, Director & COO

Graduated from Teikyo University School of Medicine. Experience as a fellow at National Tokyo Medical Center, fellow at Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System California US, associate professor at Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine, and associate professor at International University of Health and Welfare Graduate School.

As a surgeon, Dr. Sugimoto has also been involved in leading edge research of engineering of medical equipment and health care business consulting. He is also passionate about IP strategic supports, scientific education and education for the younger generation. Received many patents in the medical and engineering sector, as well as awards from academic conferences. Official ambassador of OsiriX; the most widely used DICOM viewer in the world.
Elected as “an innovator who is continuing to change the world” from Apple in 2014.
Also gives 6 TEDx talks around Japan, and involved as a TED translator.

TEDx Speaker:

TEDxOsaka 2012
"Bio-Texture Modeling: Beyond human actuality"

TEDxTiTech 2012
"How to inspire the next generation of medicine"

TEDxSapporoSalon 2012
"Presentation thinking"

TEDxFukuokaChange 2013
"When technology touches your life"

TEDxKagoshimaUniversity 2014
"Extreme Ironing motivates and inspires your people"
"共感を衝動へ -- Extreme Ironingのススメ"

TEDxFukuoka 2018

TED Translator :

TEDMEDLive Ambassador for TEDMEDLive TeikyoU (2019, 2020)
TEDMEDLive Ambassador for TEDMEDLive RCAST UTokyo (2018)
TEDMEDLive Ambassador for TEDMEDLive IUHW (2017)
TEDMEDLive Ambassador for TEDMEDLive IUHWGS (2016)
TEDMEDLive Ambassador for TEDMEDLive KobeUMed (2015, 2016)

Professional Society

International Society of Surgery (Active member, 2005-)
FICS: Fellow of International College of Surgeons (2006-)
SAGES (International member, 2009-)
RSNA (Active member, 2006-)
SMIT (Active member, 2007-)

The Japan Surgical Society (Board Certified surgeon, 2004-)
Japan Gastroenterological Endoscopy Society (Board Certified endoscopist, 2009-)
The Japan Society of Endoscopic Surgery (JSES) (Holder of Endoscopic Surgical Skill Qualification, 2007-)

Visiting professor at Teikyo University School of Medicine, Medical Information System Research Center and Sojo University.
Special research associate professor of Chiba University Center for Frontier Medical Engineering.
Visiting associate professor at Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine, Gastroenterology.
Visiting professor at Tokyo Dental Collage Oral Pathobiological Science and Surgery
Maki Sugimoto joined Amara on March 17, 2015.


  • Japanese
  • English
  • English, British


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