Yasuaki Arai, M.D. received his medical degree at Jikei University School of Medicine and doctor of medical science at Nagoya City University Graduate School of Medicine.
Dr. Araki completed his internal medicine training at Tokyo Medical Center and served as Staff and then Chief at the Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, Aichi Cancer Center. After 7 years as Department Chief, he moved to National Cancer Center as Chief at the Department of Diagnostic Radiology. He also served as Director of the Hospital in 2012-2016, and as the President of Japanese Society of Interventional Radiology (JSIR) in 2014-2017.
Dr. Arai has introduced some new devices and technique for better treatment, such as implantable port, Angio-CT and tip-deflecting microcatheter. Also, he organized Japan Interventional Radiology in Oncology Study Group (JIVROSG), which conducts several clinical studies in the field of interventional oncology to pursue evidences.
In addition, Dr. Arai is an Associate Editor of several international leading journals and serves as a consultant for Japanese government agencies. He has given lectures related interventional radiology and clinical trials worldwide and received many awards in international congresses such as GEST (Annual lecture in 2010), ECIO (Honorary Lecture in 2015), CIRSE (Distinguished Fellow in 2017), etc.
Dr. Arai sometimes enjoys mountain climbing and playing music, which mirror his lifestyle of pursuit same in the medical profession.