Tokyo Metropolitan Geriatric Medical Center


Tokyo Metropolitan Geriatric Hospital and Institute of Gerontology
Kenji Toba, CEO


The predecessor of Tokyo Metropolitan Geriatric Hospital and Institute of Gerontology (TMGH-IG) is a historic institution, which was originally founded in 1872 as a "sanatorium." The first director of the sanatorium was Mr. Eiichi Shibusawa, who will be feature d on the new 10000 yen note. He worked for over 50 years to maintain and develop welfare and medical business. This spirit has been inherited from his forerunners. In 2009, Tokyo Metropo litan Geriatric Hospital(TMGH) and Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Gerontology (TMIG) began operations as a local independent administrative agency, integrating a research institute and a hospital. To date, it has been engaged in various medical treatment and research activities as a base for pioneering work in elder care and gerontology research.

With the super-aging society approaching a peak in 2040, the factors hindering a healthy lifespan are vascular disease, cancer, dementia, diabetes, frailty (e.g., falls), chronic pain (e.g., backache, low back pain), and sensory deficits (e.g., hearing loss, vision imp airment). Social gerontology, including clinical geriatrics and basic research in gerontology, will become major research targets in Japan. This center has a long history of research regarding these issues.

In the Metropolitan Geriatric Hospital section, the medical staff will consider the best medical treatment for patients to improve the level of satisfaction of the patients and their families. By 2025, the population of Tokyo will include about 2,000,000 elderly people aged 75 or over. With the aging of the city in the 21st century, this center will deal wi th a large wave of aging-related issues in cooperation with local medical welfare institutes and continuing work with administration and research institutes.

We would like to elicit your opinions regarding any other points that we may need to take into consideration as new research themes, for the organization to grow in pursuit of such themes.

Tokyo Metropolitan Geriatric Hospital and Institute of Gerontology
Shunei Kyo, President of the Center

Shunei Kyo, President of the Center

The Tokyo Metropolitan Geriatric Hospital is an acute care hospital operating with over 1000 staff, including approximately 150 full-time physicians, 90 part-time physicians, 500 nurses, and 170 medical technicians. The hospital is also supported by a large number of local volunteers.

The hospital specializes in the treatment of health issues that are common in the elderly, such as cardiovascular diseases, cancer, and dementia; further, it utilizes the skills of its excellent medical team and the full range of medical equipment to provide treatment for other diseases as well as emergency care services. The hospital offers medical care for all health-related issues except those related to the fields of pediatrics and obstetrics.

In June 2013, the hospital relocated and subsequently acquired new equipment and technology including PET/CT, 320-row CT, and 3-tesla MRI scanners and hybrid operating rooms. Though the hospital was already providing advanced medical treatments, such as revascularization for venous leg ulcers and treatments based on genetic diagnosis, its relocation increased the variety of the available advanced treatments. The hospital has recently introduced minimally invasive surgery using endoscopic and catheter-based procedures. In the past two years, there has been a rapid increase in the number of medical cases involving highly specialized procedures and demanding extensive experience, including endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD), endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration (EUS-FNA), and stent grafting for the treatment of thoracic and abdominal aortic aneurysms. The hospital is striving to satisfy the needs of all patients with regard to the medical treatment environment, with a focus on outpatient services and large wards that fully consider the importance of patient privacy.

The hospital is committed to providing (1) high-quality medical care, (2) medical care that considers the quality of life of patients after discharge, and (3) collaborative approaches to medical care between medical institutions and nursing care facilities within the community. Moreover, maximum support will be provided during discharge to ensure that patients are able to lead smooth lives after discharge.

If you wish to undergo a medical examination at the hospital, please bring a referral letter with you from your local physician. This will help us understand the conditions of your illness and any treatment received to date, thus enabling us to provide appropriate medical treatment in a swift and efficient manner.

The medical team at the Tokyo Metropolitan Geriatric Hospital is making concerted efforts, incorporating rapid advancements in medicine and medical treatment, and providing safe and secure medical care so that our elderly and middle-aged patients can enjoy an active life. We hope that an increasing number of patients will consider the Tokyo Metropolitan Geriatric Hospital as their preferred healthcare provider.

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

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

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, 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

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