Hiroshi Otake, MD

Physician, Showa University Hospital


MCiM Alumni - Stanford Medicine


Hiroshi Otake, MD

A 20+years experienced board-certified Anesthesiologist/Critical Care Physician.

An expert in clinical implementation for digital health and machine learning with multi-national clinical experiences in Japan, US and Australia.

Graduated from Master of Science in Clinical Informatics Management at Stanford University in 2022. Served as Professor and Chairman of the Department of Anesthesiology and Vice President of Showa University Hospital, one of the largest academic medical centers in Tokyo, before Stanford.

Introduced the first tele-ICU program in Asia and had business experiences as a management consultant at McKinsey & Company to engage in developing the marketing strategy of new drugs for pharmaceutical companies and standardizing the drug inspection processes for PMDA, a Japanese drug approval agency.


M.D., University of Tokyo

M.B.A., University of Chicago

M.S. in Clinical Informatics Management, Stanford University

Ph. D., Teikyo University

Place of Practice

Showa University School of Medicine

Practice History

2013 - present: Professor, Showa University

2017- present: President, Redevelopment Office for Showa University Fujigaoka Hospital

2016 –2020: Vice President of Hospital and Chief of Medical Informatics, Showa University Hospital

2014 –2017: Director, Intensive Care Unit, Showa University Hospital

2013 –2020: Professor and Chairman, Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Showa University School of Medicine

2011 – 2013: Associate Professor, Division of Policymaking in Community Health, Jichi Medical University

2009 – 2011: Associate Professor, Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care, Teikyo University School of Medicine

2009 – 2011: Director, Division of Management Strategy, Teikyo University Hospital

2009 – 2011: Vice-Director, Division of Clinical Engineering, Teikyo University Hospital

2003-2004: Pediatric Anesthesia Fellow, Department of Anesthesia, JACKSON MEMORIAL HOSPITAL/MIAMI CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL, Miami, FL

2003: Pediatric Anesthesia Fellow, Department of Anesthesia, NATIONAL MEDICAL CENTER FOR CHILDREN, Washington, DC

2001-2003: Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesia, SAITAMA MEDICAL CENTER, SAITAMA MEDICAL SCHOOL

2001-2003: Clinical Anesthesiologist, Department of Anesthesiology, TEIKYO UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL

2000-2001: Anesthesia Fellow, Department of Anesthesia, ST. VINCENT'S HOSPITAL MELBOURNE

1998-2000: Anesthesia Resident, Department of Anesthesiology, TEIKYO UNIVERSITY ICHIHARA HOSPITAL


Active Medical License, Japan (1998)

ECFMG, USA (2001)

Medical Registration, Victoria, Australia (2000)

Qualification and Affiliations

  • Board Certified Anesthesiologist (Japan), Board Certified Critical Care Physician (Japan)

  • Infection Control Doctor (Japan), Certified Occupational Physician (Japan)

  • Certified Member Analyst of the Securities Analysts Association of Japan

  • Japanese Society of Cardiac Anesthesiologists: Board of Directors (2019-present), Councilor (2018-present)

  • Japanese Society of Pediatric Anesthesiologists: Board of Directors (2016-2020), Editor in Chief of JSPA journal (2016-2020), Councilor (2015-present)

  • World Federation of Societies of Anesthesiologists: Member of Constitution Committee (2012-2020), Treasurer of Asia-Australasian Regional Section (2014-2018)

  • International Anesthesia Research Society: Secretary (2019-2020), Executive Board Member (2019-2020), Board of Trustees (2018-2020)

  • Japanese Society of Anesthesiologists; Board of Directors (2019-2020), Chair of International Exchange Communication Committee (2019-2020), Councilor (2015-2017, 2019-2021), Member of International Exchange Committee (2009-2014, 2016-2018)

  • Japanese Society of Critical Care Medicine; Councilor (2020-2022), Member of Tele-Critical Care Medicine Committee (2018-2021)

  • Council Member, Tokyo Medical Control Council: Tokyo Fire Department, Prefecture of Tokyo (2020 -present)

  • Committee Member, Evaluation Committee for Osaka Institute of Public Health: City of Osaka and Prefecture of Osaka (2017-2021)

  • Committee Member, Liaison Council of Medical Accident Investigation Support Organizations: Tokyo Medical Association (2016 -present)

  • Surveyor, Hospital Accreditation Division: Japan Council for Quality Health Care (2020 -present)

  • Committee Member, Steering Committee for Medical Accident Investigation and Support Center: Japan Medical Safety Research Organization (2016 - 2021)

  • Committee Member, Joint Steering Committee: The Academic Consortium on Emergency Medical Service System and Disaster Medical Response System Undergoing The 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games (2019-2020)

  • The University Board of Trustees: Showa University (2016 - present)

  • Committee Member, Patient Safety Promotion Committee: Association of Japan Medical Colleges (2016 -present)

  • Group Member, Working Group for a Proposal for a Grand Design for the Training of Doctors Required in Japan: Association of Japan Medical Colleges (2016 – 2021)

  • Committee Member, Grant Recipient Selection Committee of the Science Research Promotion Fund: The Promotion and Mutual Aid Corporation for Private Schools of Japan (2017 - 2020)

  • Council Member, Management Council: Osaka Prefecture University (2013 - 2015)

  • Council Member, Management Council: Osaka City University (2012 - 2014)

  • Special Fellow (2013-2014), Fellow (2012-2013), Center for Research and Development Strategy, Japan Science and Technology Agency

  • Committee Member, Financial Management Review Committee: National Center for Child Health and Development (2008-2009)

  • Project Member, The Symposium for Mutual Understanding between Legal Community and Medical Community: Tokyo District Court (2011 - present)

  • Member, Expert Advisory Panel: Tokyo District Court (2019 - present)


  • President of academic conference: 2, Participated Guidelines: 7, Published papers: 23(in English), 85(in Japanese)

  • Published books: 29, Presentations in academic conferences: 31 (in international), 267 (in domestic)

  • Editorial board of academic journals: 3 (1 as ex-Chief Editor)

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