Prof. Koichiro Kinugawa graduated University of Tokyo in 1988, and was trained in affiliated hospitals and studied abroad in UC San Francisco and UCHSC in Denver until 2002. After coming back to Japan, he started his faulty career as an assistant professor in University of Tokyo, was promoted as an associated professor in 2010, and as a project professor in advanced heart failure division in 2013. He moved to University of Toyama as a chairman and full professor of cardiovascular medicine and nephrology department in 2015. He is now a vice president of University hospital as well. He specializes heart failure especially in mechanical circulatory device and transplantation. He served as a board of directors in Japanese circulation Society, Japanese Heart Failure Society, Japanese Society for Heart Transplantation, Council for Clinical Use of Ventricular Assist Device Related Academic Societies, and other many academic societies. He also worked as an associated editor in Journal of Cardiac Failure and Journal of Cardiology.