Mitsuru Mukaigawara is the Chief Medical Resident and Clinical Fellow in Infectious Diseases at Okinawa Chubu Hospital in Okinawa, Japan. Pursuing parallel interests in global health and diplomacy, he has previously worked for the Global Influenza Programme at the World Health Organization, and contributed to create the evidence base for the diagnosis and prevention of influenza across the globe. He has published widely from general medicine to global health, whose research has been covered in peer-reviewed journals including JAMA Internal Medicine and JAMA Cardiology, to name a few. He is interested in the roles of international organizations in reducing global inequity in health. He holds an M.D. from Tokyo Medical and Dental University. He is a recipient of the Outstanding Resident Award from the University of Hawaii-Okinawa Chubu Hospital Postgraduate Medical Education Programme (2014-2016).