My name is Tohru Minamino, Professor and Chairman of the Department of Cardiovascular Biology and Medicine, Niigata University Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences.
The Department of Cardiovascular Biology and Medicine has been reorganized from the former 1st Department of Internal Medicine with blood, endocrine secretion and metabolic medicine. The 1st Department of Internal Medicine has a long history and tradition that have thrown up many doctors and medical scientists all over Japan since Niigata Medical College opened.....