Shigeaki Hinohara, Doctor of Science


[img_inline align=”right” src=”” caption=”Shigeaki Hinohara “]An internist and educator, Shigeaki Hinohara has devoted more than 60 years to medicine and medical science in his home country of Japan and internationally. He has developed and maintained a lifelong affiliation with St. Luke's International Hospital, Tokyo, Japan, both as a former president and as the current chair of the board.

Hinohara received his MD degree from Kyoto University Medical School in 1938. He earned his PhD for his study on the atrial heart sounds detected through the esophagus by using a tiny microphone.

He joined the medical staff at St. Luke's International Hospital in 1941. In 1951, he became chief physician of the department of internal medicine, a position he held for 25 years. During this period in his career, Hinohara's medical interests were in the fields of cardiology, psychosomatic medicine, electrolyte metabolism, and preventive medicine.

Hinohara has written extensively about the life and works of Sir William Osler. He is the president of the Japan Osler Society and an honorary member of both the American Osler Society and the Osler Club of London.

Hinohara has visited McMaster University on several occasions, lecturing and leading discussions on various topics.

Honorary degrees are awarded to persons who are distinguished scholars or who have made outstanding contributions to the creative or performing arts; to persons who have distinguished reputations in the area of public service or who have had long and distinguished careers; or to persons who have made noteworthy contributions to McMaster and/or the local community.