Kanji Kasagi was born in Tsu, Japan in 1947. He graduated from the Faculty of Medicine, Kyoto University in 1971. He received a medical license and the M.D. degree from the university in 1971 and 1981, respectively. He was a Research Fellow at the Beth Israel Hospital, Boston, USA from 1981 to 1983, where he studied thyroidology under the guidance of Professor Ingbar SH. From 1983 to 2000, he worked at the Department of Nuclear Medicine, Kyoto University and was an Associated Professor for the last 9 years. At that time, he was interested in TSH receptor antibodies known to be responsible for hyperthyroidism due to Graves’ disease and also for hypothyroidism in some hypothyroid patients. He developed a new, sensitive bioassay for the antibodies. His publications have been related not only to thyroid autoimmunity but also to diagnostic imaging in various thyroid diseases. In 2000, he moved to the Takamatsu Red Cross Hospital. Since 2009, he has been the President of the hospital.
Biography Updated on 3 July 2011