Dr. Kazuomi Kario graduated from Jichi Medical School in 1986. He is currently Professor and Chairman of Cardiovascular Medicine, Jichi Medical University School of Medicine, Japan.
Dr. Kario and his team were the first to demonstrate ’morning surge’ in blood pressure (BP) as an independent risk factor for cardiovascular disease (Kario et al. Circulation 2003), and first used ’morning hypertension’ with the definition of morning BP ≥135/85 mmHg, regardless of clinic BP. He is the principal investigator of the Japan Morning Surge-Home Blood Pressure (J-HOP); Japan Ambulatory BP Monitoring (JAMP); ICT-based HI-JAMP.
He has served as Editor-in-Chief of Curr Hypertens Rev and Hypertens Res. He is also an editorial board member of >15 international journals including Hypertension, J Hypertens, and J Clin Hypertens. Professor Kario has published more than 800 academic papers and founded the Hypertension Cardiovascular Outcome Prevention and Evidence in Asia (HOPE Asia Network)” in 2018.