Shigeru Saito

Director of Cardiology and Catheterisation Laboratories

Department of Cardiology and Catheterization Laboratory, Shonan Kamakura General Hospital, Kamakura, Japan


Dr Shigeru Saito is the Director of Cardiology and Catheterisation Laboratories, at Shonan Kamakura General Hospital in Kamakura, Japan. Dr Saito is one of the leading supporters and practitioners of transradial coronary intervention (TRI) in the world. As an evangelist for TRI, he has travelled the world to teach and demonstrate the benefits and techniques of this alternative to the femoral approach.

One of Dr Saito’s primary activities is to develop a strategy of retrograde approach in coronary angioplasty for chronic total occlusion. He serves as President of NPO International TRI Network. He serves on the editorial boards of Catheterization and Cardiovascular InterventionsJournal of Invasive Cardiology and the International Journal of Cardiology. Dr Saito is widely published in the fields of acute myocardial infarction, cardiomyopathy, coronary angioplasty and the transradial approach.