Dr Shin Egawa is the Professor and Chairman of the Jikei University School of Medicine located in the center of Tokyo. That place was established by Professor Kanehiro Takaki in 1881 and is one of the oldest universities of the country. Professor Takaki is known as the sincere researcher who attributed the cause of beriberi to the nutritional deficiency for the first time. He spent time in Guy’s Hospital in London. Dr Egawa is the 6th Chairman of the Department of Urology which was established in 1922 as the oldest department.
Dr Egawa has been the research fellow and research associate with Drs. Peter T. Scardino and Timothy C. Thompson at Baylor College of Medicine from 1988-1992. His main interest is in the field of urologic oncology, particularly in prostate cancer and its biology. He has been on the board of JUA (Japanese Urological Association) as the International Affairs Committee Chairman for years. He has also been the Board of Director of SIU (Societe Internationale Urologie) as the Publications Committee Chair. He is currently the Director of Asian School of Urology with UAA (Urological Association of Asia). He was bestowed Honorary Membership with EAU (European Association of Urology) and Secretary Commendation of Global Leadership Award from AUA (American Urological Association) in 2016. He loves golf and hiking. He and his wife, Mariko, have two kids, a daughter and a boy. Their pet is a 14-year-old male Chiwawa.