Norio Sugaya, MD, PhD
Norio Sugaya, M.D., Ph.D., is a professor of Keio University School of Medicine and the director of the Department of Infection Control and the Department of Pediatrics, Keiyu Hospital, Yokohama, Japan. He received his Ph.D. from the Keio University School of Medicine for a thesis on diagnostic testing for influenza. He has been active in the area of influenza diagnosis, treatment with neuraminidase inhibitors, influenza vaccines, and the epidemiology of influenza for over 30 years. His international experience includes participation as a panel member of Rapid Advice Guidelines on pharmacological management of humans infected with avian influenza A (H5N1) virus, held at World Health Organization in 2006 and as a panel member of Pharmacological Management of Pandemic Influenza A (H1N1), held in 2009-2010 at World Health Organization. He is also a member of Multinational Influenza Seasonal Mortality Study of NIH/FIC. In Japan, he is a central member of committees for influenza under the auspices of the Japanese Association for Infectious Diseases. He has done much to establish universal early treatment with neuraminidase inhibitors in Japan.