Dr Yujiro Maeda
Director, Department of Biodesign, The University of Tokyo Hospital
Co-founder, Premo Partner Inc.
Director, Aillis Inc.
Co-founder and Chairman, Kozue Medical Group
Global Faculty, Stanford Biodesign
Co-Director, Japan Biodesign
Specially Appointed Professor, Tokyo University of Pharmacy and Life Sciences
Visiting Lecturer, Waseda University Business School
Yujiro has promoted the development of medical technology that starts from the needs of the medical field.
He completed doctor course in Medicine from the University of Tokyo Graduate School of Medicine & School of Dentistry in Kyushu University. He engaged in clinical practice at the University of Tokyo Hospital, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Department of Orthodontics, and Emergency Department. In 2013, he was engaged in tele-health business in the Pharmaceutical Business Planning Department of Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co.
In June 2014, he completed the Global Faculty training program at Stanford University's Biodesign Program, a program to develop innovators for medical device invention and entrepreneurship. In 2015, he founded Japan Biodesign and started 0→1 acceleration of medical deep technology startups. Since then, he has been co-director of Japan Biodesign. In the same year,he was assigned to be a global member of SPARK, Stanford University's translational program for drug discovery and biotechnology. In 2020, he became the Director of the Department of Biodesign, Translational Research Center, University of Tokyo Hospital.
In 2018, he became a director of Aillis Inc., a medical AI startup, and in 2019, he co-founded Premo Partner Inc. and started advising major manufacturers on new business, incubating medical startups, and angel investing.
He is also a Specially Appointed professor at Tokyo University of Pharmacy and Life Sciences (2020-), a visiting lecturer at Waseda University Business School (2018-), Advisor to Eten Lab Inc. which provides "Minchare", a program to change society through behavioral change (2016-). Co-Founder of Vice-Director of Kozue Medical Corporation(2019-).