Prof. Rei Ogawa has the M.D. and Ph.D. degrees. He is currently a faculty member at the Nippon Medical School in Tokyo, Japan, with a position of Professor and Chief at the Department of Plastic, Reconstructive, and
Aesthetic Surgery. Also, he is a visiting lecturer at the Department of Plastic Surgery in Tokyo University from April 2013.
He is a fellow of American College of Surgeons. In addition, he is now directing the Mechanobiology
and Mechanotherapy Laboratory at his medical school. He joined the Tissue Engineering and Wound Healing Laboratory, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA, where he worked between 2007 and 2009 as a Research Fellow. He has focused his recent studies on the mechanobiology and its application to tissue engineering, wound healing and anti-aging medicine. Moreover, his clinical specialty is reconstructive surgery and scar management, for example, abnormal scar (keloid and hypertrophic scars) prevention and treatment. In relation to this, he studied mechanobiology of scarring, and he is a world leader in this area.
He was the recipient of several awards, for example, the Award of Japanese Society of Plastic Surgery,
and many research grants (e.g., grant-in-aid for scientific research in Japan). Moreover, he holds several
national patents in the field of tissue engineering. He is an Editorial Board Member of many international /
local scientific journals (e.g., Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery) and is a Board Member of international/local medical societies (e.g., Japanese Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (JSPRS)). In addition, he is an active Member of many international medical societies (e.g., American College of Surgeons(ACS), American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), Plastic Surgery Research Council (PSRC)). He has coauthored over 50 chapters in international/national books, coauthored over 400 papers in international/national scientific journals, and has presented over 1500 coauthored papers at international/national conferences including over 250 invited lectures.