Tokyo Metropolitan Geriatric Medical Center

TOP > English


Tokyo Metropolitan Geriatric Hospital and Institute of Gerontology
Masaaki Matsushita, CEO

In June 2013, the Tokyo Metropolitan Geriatric Hospital and Institute of Gerontology started afresh with a new building. The new building includes an innovative design that matches with the local environment along the multip le themes of water, green, and sunlight. Other various new attempts were made, such as; the installation of advanced medical examination equipment and more comfortable patient rooms, organization of outpatient services by related clinical specialties such as the “vascular diseases center” and the “dementia center”, and the creation of a relaxing environment for patients and visitors with photos and paintings created by well-known artists on the wall in the outpatient servic e areas, inpatient rooms, and laboratory areas, and sculptures in the rooftop garden and the courtyard.

Our fundamental goal is to improve the quality of medical care and research. We are driven by our mission to contribute to the h ealth and longevity of elderly citizens. We aim to provide this by utilizing our state-of-the-art facilities; to conduct research on health maintenance and treatments for diseases commonly seen in elderly people and to diagnose and treat various diseases common in the elderly population.With the advantage of being a combined research and medical ins titution comes the importance of contributing to clinical medicine and the development of advanced medical care in the hospital through research results. Our researchers in the research institute have been tasked with selecting the best research themes a nd research methods to effectively develop the medical technologies and medical care of the future, through closely communicating with healthcare providers in the hospital regarding issues that directly impact clinical services, diagnoses, and treatments.

In the future, we hope to advance the translational research (research which purpose is to connect laboratory to hospital) focusing on diseases commonly found in elderly population such as cardiovascular diseases (lifestyle-related diseases), common cancers in elderly people, dementia, and bone and muscle systems-related diseases, among other diseases.

Tokyo Metropolitan Geriatric Hospital and Institute of Gerontology
Hideki Ito, President of the Center

Our center has been committed to the treatment of cardiovascula r diseases (lifestyle-related diseases), cancer care, dementia and urgent health issues which are commonly seen in elderly patients. While these four pillars are our most important specialties, we are also prepared to provide advanced medical care for common diseases in elderly patients including bone / joint diseases and lung diseases. Our hospital has been taking an active role focusing on advanced and specialized medical care for the elderly population, while developing a community health care model. As an advanced care center specializing in the care of the elderly, we must also ask ourselves “How much advanced state-of-the-art medicine can we provide to elderly patients” and “What are the barriers we must overcome and what results await beyond those barriers”.

To answer these questions, our research center conducts research about mechanisms of aging and aging diseases, such as dementia, to aid in early detection and treatment.

We have also been asking ourselves questions such as, “What are the consequences of the medical care we provided, which we believed to be the best ” , “Are both elderly patients and their family members satisfied with their home medical care”. Our population will rapidly age further. Our center is not only an advanced hospital and research institute, but an integrated center: A center in which the research institute and hospital collaborate to raise the wellness of the elderly community, lowers the ADL prominent among the elderly and provides prevention, treatment, and care as a whole in geriatric s yndromes like dementia that lowers the QOL for the elderly. While considering the history of the center, we are united in our determination t o continue our steady efforts to be the leading hospital and research institute that proactively locates the problems within the aging society and progressively finds solutions to create a better tomorrow for our patients.

Hospital Summary

■Hospital Policy
  • To provide excellent quality in patient-oriented medical service
  • To provide holistic comprehensive medical care focusing on highly specialized medical care and the ‘Quality of Life’ for the elderly
  • To provide continuous care and support in cooperation with welfare facilities and medical institutions in the community
  • To provide a team-based treatment approach beyond the boundaries of clinical divisions, departments, and occupations
  • To focus efforts on educating and developing high-quality medical professionals and to actively promote clinical research in collaboration with the research institute
■Hospital Outline

Official total number of beds:550 (general ward: 520, psychiatry ward:30)

Departments of the Hospital
[Medicine] Internal Medicine, Rheumatology, Nephrology, Diabetes, Metabolism, and Endocrinology, Cardiovascular Medicine, Respiratory Medicine, Gastroenterology, Neurology, Hematology, Infectious Diseases, Palliative Care, Psychiatry
[Surgery] General and Digestive Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery, Neurosurgery, Orthopedics, Dermatology, Spinal Surgery, Urology, Gynecology, Ophthalmology, Otolaryngology, Dentistry and Oral Surgery, Emergency Medicine, Anesthesiology
[Other Divisions] Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Radiology, Radiation Oncology
*Departments other than clinical divisions: Department of Clinical Laboratory, Department of Pathology

Emergency Care
Secondary emergency care institution designated by Tokyo Metropolitan: Care provided 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, by the CCU (coronary care unit) and the sudden onset stroke institute

■Consultation Hours

Monday-Friday: 9:00 ~ 17:00
Saturday: 9:00 ~ 12:00
  ※Please note that not all clinical divisions operate consultation services every weekday.
  ※On Saturdays, only the emergency medicine department is open.
Closed: Sunday, Holidays, and 12/29 ‒ 1/3
Reception Open: 8:30
All consultations are BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. TEL 03-3964-4890(for appointments)
Appointment Desk: Monday ‒Friday: 9:00 to 17:00
Closed on Saturday, Sunday, and National holidays

■Visiting Hours

As a general rule -8:00 ~ 21:00

■Facility Description

Reinforced concrete construction/ partial steel framed structure, steel-framed reinforced concrete construction.
Number of above ground floors: 12, Number of basement floors: 2, Number of rooftops: 1
Lot size: 50,857.37 square meters/ building area: 10,402.28 squ are meters/ total floor space: 61,619.45 square meters/ maximum height: 57.81 meters

■Floor Map


■Basic Principles

The Tokyo Metropolitan Geriatric Hospital and Institute of Gerontology plays a part in the creation of the urban model of a super-aged society in metropolitan Tokyo with the aim to achieve healthy long life through health promotion for the elderly. To this point we will provide appropriate medical care in accordance with the characteristics of the mental and physical conditions of the elderly, coordinate research and clinical practice, and conduct research to maintain and improve the QOL of the elderly.

■Hospital Missions

As our aging society rapidly progresses, the medical need for the elderly has become increasingly diverse. As a specialized medical institution for the elderly, Tokyo Metropolitan Geriatric Hospital and Institute of Gerontology is working to enhance its function.
While honoring the policy of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, including the health and medical care plan, we are strengthening our "vascular diseases care," "cancer care for the elderly," and "dementia medical care" as our focused areas, as well as emergency medical care and the promotion of community cooperation, in order to contribute to the maintenance and promotion of health of the elderly as one of the hospitals responsible for the acute care of the elderly

  • Taking advantage of the benefits of integration of research and medical care, we provide highly-advanced vascular diseases medical care, cancer care for the elderly, and dementia medical care.
  • We promote appropriate inpatient treatment planning and discharge support in accordance with the disease states and symptoms of each individual patient.
  • As a secondary emergency medical institution, we prepare emergency protocol to ensure the safety of local citizens.
■Patients’ Bill of Rights

Any patient with any medical conditions has equal rights to considerate and respectful care.
Every patient has the right to receive respectful care, in collaboration with the physicians, nurses and other healthcare professionals.
A patient has the right to an explanation concerning his/her diagnosis, treatment, medical procedures, and prognosis in terms he/she can understand.
A patient has the right to make decisions about the plan of care before and during treatment.
A patient has the right to review the records about his/her care and to have the information explained or interpreted as necessary, except when restricted by law.
A patient has the right to security, personal privacy and confidentiality of information concerning his/her medical care.
A patient has the right to consent to or decline to take part i n research studies or human experimentation affecting care and treatment or requiring direct patient involvement, and to have those studies fully explained prior to consent.
A patient who declines to take part in research or experimentation is entitled to the most effective care that the hospital can otherwise provide.
A patient is responsible for providing, to the best of his/her knowledge, accurate and complete information about complaints, past illness, hospitalizations, medications, and other matters relating to his/her health.
It is a patient’s responsibility to actively participate in his/her care by asking his/her provider what to expect regarding his/her treatment, discussing options, and informing his/her provider if there is something he/she doesn’t understand.
A patient is expected to be considerate and respectful of the r ights and properties of other patients and hospital personnel, and to comply with hospital regulations.


The Tokyo Metropolitan Geriatric Hospital and Institute of Gerontology was established in 1872, a historical institution which was originally founded as a "sanatorium". It was re-established in 1972 as facilities for the elderly population including the hospital for the elderly, the Institute of Gerontology, open to any Tokyo resident. It has since stayed one step ahead in dealing with the aging society of today.
In 2009, the Tokyo Metropolitan Geriatric Hospital and Institute of Gerontology started operations as a local independent administrative agency which integrates a research institute and a hospital. In spring of 2013, a new facility was constructed, evolving in response to the social needs of the era.


  • Stop: Oyama Station
    (Tobu Tojo Line) (south exit or north exit),
    4-minute walk
  • Stop: Itabashi-Kuyakushomae Station
    (Toei Mita Line) (Exit A2), 11-minute walk