Dr. Shuji Miyagawa is an associate professor of Surgery at the Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine, Japan. After graduating at Hokkaido University Medical School, he finished clinical training in the first Department of Surgery, Osaka University Medical School. He obtained his PhD degree in transplantation immunology from the same university in 1989. Dr. Shuji Miyagawa worked at the University of Texas Medical School in Houston as a research associate from 1988 to 1990. He became an assistant professor in 1995 and associate professor at Osaka University in 1998. His works have been presented in numerous international meetings, especially International Xenotransplantation Association (IXA), and he is now a councilor of IXA and the president of Japanese Xenotransplantation Association (JXA).