Associate Professor Kazuko Masuo, MD., PhD. is currently working as an Associate Medical Director in the Nucleus Network Ltd., Baker IDI Heart & Diabetes Institute, and an Academic Fellow in the Baker IDI Heart & Diabetes Institute, in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. She graduated as MD and received PhD at the Department of Geriatric Medicine and the Department of Pharmacology in Osaka University Postgraduate School of Medicine, Osaka, Japan, under supervision of Professors Kumahara and Ogihara. She conducted a series of longitudinal studies over 10 years investigating weight change and neurohormonal changes, and these studies were a mile stone research to understand how obesity impacts on hypertension, diabetes, and cardiac- and renal-complications, and how to manage these conditions. She is a certificated specialist in cardiology, endocrinology, nephrology and gerontology, and in several editorial boards for medical journals. She has >100 publications in international, peer reviewed medical journals on obesity, hypertension, diabetes, genetics and renal dysfunction, 15 book chapters, and has edited 6 books.