Satoru Hashimoto

After graduating from Bellevue University in U.S.A. with a degree in Business Administration (cum laude), he returned to Japan and worked for a foreign healthcare consulting firm before joining the Cordis Division of Johnson & Johnson. Thereafter, after a consistent career in sales and marketing in the catheter intervention area, he founded TCROSS, Inc. in 2005. He entered the Graduate School of Management, Globis University in 2019 and graduated from the same graduate school in 2021 with an MBA (Master of Business Administration: High Distinction). In 2023, he enrolled in the Doctoral Program in Business Science, Graduate School of Strategic Management, Chuo University.
He is a member of Institute for Medical and Nursing Care Solutions, Tama University, Japan Science and Technology Journalists Association, International Science Writers Association (ISWA), and Japanese Society for Healthcare Management.

Areas of Expertise

Product marketing (medical devices and pharmaceuticals), event planning, management, and data science

Affiliations and Academic Societies

  • Institute for Medical and Nursing Care Solutions, Tama University
  • The Japanese Association of Science and Technology Journalists
  • International Science Writers Association (ISWA)
  • Japan Society of Healthcare Management
  • Japan Society of Healthcare and Hospital Administration

Educational Background

  • Bachelor of Business Administration, Bellevue University (BS: cum laude)
  • MBA (cum laude), Graduate School of Management, Globis University
  • Doctoral student, Graduate School of Strategic Management, Chuo University


  • Hashimoto S, Motozawa Y, Saito T, Suzuki T. Transformation of the cardiovascular clinic in Japan ー How to overcome crisis due to changes in the external environment ー . Circ J. 2023; 87: 240-246.
  • Hashimoto S, Motozawa Y, Mano T. Selection criteria in the era of perfect competition for drug-eluting stents-a survey of interventional cardiologists in Japan: the selection-DES study. Expert Rev Med Devices 2023; 12: 1235-1242.
  • Hashimoto S, Motozawa Y, Mano T. Mechanisms that affect reimbursement prices for medical devices in Japan, the world’s third largest medical device market: A scoping review. Int J Healthc Manag. 2023; online: 01 Sep 2023.
  • Hashimoto S, Motozawa Y, Mano T. Effect of the Japanese Medical Office System on Job Satisfaction, Loyalty, Engagement, and Organizational Commitment of Medical Practitioners: A Survey of Cardiologists in the Acute Care Setting. BMC Health Serv Res. 2024; 24: 139
  • Hashimoto Satoru, Mano Toshiki: Human resource management of small and medium-sized hospitals: A study of causes and countermeasures for organizations that do not develop human resources based on a case study of a cardiology hospital, Journal of Japan Society for Healthcare Management 24: 101-106, 2023
  • Hashimoto Satoru, Mano Toshiki: Startup powerhouse, a case study of innovation in medical-related industries in the U.S., International Commercial Publications 1231: 36-40, 2023
  • Hashimoto Satoru, Mano Toshiki: A case study of medical-related innovation policy in Israel, International Commercial Publications 1232: 64-67, 2023

Yoshihiro Motozawa

Worked as a cardiologist at the Japanese Red Cross Medical Center and the University of Tokyo Hospital. He engaged in basic research in the field of molecular biology at the University of Tokyo Graduate School. After working for a medical venture, he joined TCROSS Inc. in 2019. Currently, in addition to being a clinician, he also serves as a web content planner and medical advisor for TCROSS NEWS.
Cardiologist, graduated from the University of Tokyo School of Medicine (MD), Doctoral Program, Graduate School of Medicine, University of Tokyo (Ph.D.).

Areas of Expertise

General cardiology, healthcare marketing (medical devices and pharmaceuticals), digital marketing (user thinking and behaviour analysis), healthcare business management and business strategy (problem identification and planning)

Affiliated organization/Academic society

  • Japanese Society of Internal Medicine
  • Japanese Circulation Society Cardiovascular Specialist


  • Graduated from the University of Tokyo Faculty of Medicine (M.D.)
  • Graduated from the University of Tokyo Graduate School of Medicine (PhD.)


  • Motozawa Y, Uozumi H, Maemura S, Nakata R, Yamamoto K, Takizawa M, Kumagai H, Ikeda Y, Komuro I, Ikenouchi H.Acute Myocardial Infarction That Resulted From Poor Adherence to Medical Treatment for Giant Coronary Aneurysm.Int Heart J. 2015;56(5):551-4. doi:10.1536/ihj.15-155. Epub 2015 Jul 3.
  • Kumagai H, Ikeda Y, Motozawa Y, Fujishiro M, Okamura T, Fujio K, Okazaki H, Nomura S, Takeda N, Harada M, Toko H, Takimoto E, Akazawa H, Morita H, Suzuki J, Yamazaki T, Yamamoto K, Komuro I, Yanagisawa M.Quantitative Measurement of GPCR Endocytosis via Pulse-Chase Covalent Labeling.PLoS One. 2015 May 28;10(5):e0129394. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0129394. eCollection 2015.