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Centennial Legacy Award: Japan Chapter - Kiyoshi Kurokawa, MD, MACP
ACP member since 1996
The Chapter Centennial Legacy Award celebrates ACP's centennial by recognizing one influential chapter member who served the chapter and made a significant impact on the chapter's viability. The award winner should exemplify ACP's core values, including leadership, excellence, respect, compassion, professionalism, and responsibility.
Kiyoshi Kurokawa, MD, MACP, is one of the leaders who sparked the regional initiative to establish the ACP Japan Chapter, which is the first international chapter outside of the Americas. He has 14 years of clinical and teaching experience in the U.S., and has advocated for medical education reform in Japan. Dr. Kurokawa's advocacy resulted in policy changes at the national level in Japan. He is the former president of the Science Council of Japan, and received the Scientific Freedom and Responsibility Award from the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 2012 for his contributions to Japan after the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant disaster.