Akio Suzuki

In this Japanese name, the family name is Suzuki.

Akio Suzuki (鈴木章夫, Suzuki Akio, November 7, 1929–October 28, 2010) was a Japanese doctor, medical scientist, educator and president of Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU).[1] He was best known as a heart surgery expert.

Early life

Suzuki earned his medical degree from TMDU in 1956. His training continued as a surgical intern in Tokyo at the U.S. Army Hospital. He was a surgical resident at Albany Medical School in New York.[1]


In 1958, his medical career began as a staff surgeon at St Vincent's Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio.[1]

His academic career began in 1971 as an Associate Professor at the medical school of the University of Mississippi.[1]

When he returned to Japan in 1974, he was a professor of chest surgery at Juntendo University.[1]

In 1983, he joined the faculty of TMDU.[1]

He was named president of TMDU in 1995.[1]


Akio Suzuki Memorial Hall at TMDU is named after the doctor.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 Arai, Hirokuni. "In Honor of the Late Dr. Akio Suzuki," Annals of Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery (Ann Thorac Cardiovasc Surg), 2011, vol. 17, p. 217; doi: 10.5761/atcs.ob.11.00200; retrieved 2012-8-6.