Dr. Takuji Shirasawa is an Anti-Aging practitioner at Ochanomizu Longevity & Health Clinic, director and researcher at Shirasawa Anti-aging Medical Institute. He previously taught Aging Control Medicine at Juntendo University, Graduate school of Medicine in Japan. He obtained his Ph.D. in immunology at Chiba University Graduate School of Medicine and has been researching molecular pathology and the molecular genetics of gerontology for the past 25 years.

His personal interests are molecular biology of aging and gerontology, molecular genetics of Alzheimer's Disease, analysis of Athletic Gene, Stem Cell research, Telomere research, Ketogenic Diet and is dedicated to identifying and addressing the root causes of chronic illness such as diabetes through a groundbreaking whole-systems of diet and medicine approach called Functional Medicine. Through his practice, education efforts, writing, research, and advocacy, he empowers people to start treating the underlying causes of illness versus only managing symptoms.

He is regarded as one of Japan's top specialists in preventive medicine for aging and has written over 300 books becoming the most popular and published doctor in Japan. Over 2 million copies of his books have been sold in Japan and many books have been translated and published abroad. He is carrying medical columns in Japanese mainstream media such as newspapers and magazines, has his own radio programs and often appears on TV on medical programs and documentaries.


1982 Graduated from Chiba University, School of Medicine
1982-1986 Residency for Chest Medicine and ER at Chiba University Hospital
1986-1990 Graduate School for Immunology at Chiba University
1990 PhD in Immunology at Chiba University
1990-1997 Research Fellow of Molecular Pathology at Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Gerontology (TMIG)
1997-2003 Laboratory Chief for Molecular Genetics of Gerontology at TMIG
2003-2007 Director of Molecular Genetics of Gerontology at TMIG
2004-present Shirasawa Clinical Research Center
2007-2015 Professor, Juntendo University Medical Graduate School, Aging Control Medicine Dept.
2012-present President, Shirasawa Anti-Aging Medical Institute
2013-present Director, Japan Functional Diet Association
2013-present Director, Japan Anti-Aging Food Association
2015 Adjunct professor University of Michigan, Medical School,Neurology
2015-present Visiting Professor, University of Michigan, Neurology
2016.04 Specially appointed professor, Dokkyo Medical University Department of Physiology and Biological Information
2016-2017 Chief Adviser, Shinjuku Shirasawa Memorial Clinic
2017- Director at Ochanomizu Longevity&Health Clinic

Research Topics and Interests

  1. Molecular Biology of Aging and Gerontology
  2. Molecular Pathology of Age-related Diseases
  3. Molecular Genetics of Alzheimer's Diseases
  4. Ketogenic Diet and Alzheimer's Disease
  5. Ketone body: Physiology and Pathology
  6. Nutrition and Preventive Medicine
  7. Telomere research
  8. Stem Cell research
  9. Physical exercise and Aging Control
  10. Analysis of Athletic Gene

Academic Activities

  • Japan Anti-Aging Medical Association, Director
  • Japan Biogerontology, Director
  • International Biophilia Rehabilitation Academy, Director
  • Japan Functional Diet Association, Director
  • Japan Anti-Aging Food Association, Director
  • Journal Editorial
  • Journal of Neuroscience Research
  • Journal of Anti-Aging Medicine
  • Biophilia Rehabilitation Journal

Liaison Office

The main objective of the Liaison Office of the Shirasawa Anti-Aging Medical Institute (SAMI) is the undertaking of every required action and initiative aiming at the promotion and dissemination of results of the scientific research carried out in the Shirasawa Anti-Aging Medical Institute, in the form either of new knowledge or of specific products development, networking, book collaboration, article collaboration, conferences and seminars within and outside Japan.

Address: Segawa Bldg.7F,2-8 Kanda-Surugadai,Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 101-0062 Japan