Dr. Hayashida was born in 1946, in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan.

After graduating from Tohoku University School of Medicine in 1971, he joined St. Luke’s International Hospital as an intern doctor and served as a physician in the General Internal Medicine Department from 1973 to 2010. During his career, he served as the Director of the General Internal Medicine Department, Director of the Heart Center, and Vice Director of St. Luke’s Hospital.

Since 2010, he has been the Director of a Membership Club of patients providing outpatient services, counseling and telephone consultations and continues to assist patients.

2017 Certified as B-class Logotherapist.

2018 Certified as B-class Logotherapist.

2019 Certified as A-class Logotherapist.

In 2010 I retired from a hospital where I had been serving as a physician in cardiovascular internal medicine for 40 years. Two years later I attended a Logotherapist Lecture Meeting where I experienced a shock because I had never heard such a kind of ideas. Since then, the idea that people should meet each other as a man and that men should seek meaning of life under any circumstances, has led me to listen to patients more carefully and try to stay more closely to patients than before.

Logotherapy is like a compass that points me to the most meaningful direction for me to go at any moment in time. Logotherapy has allowed me to ask myself often the question of “What is being asked of me now, and what actions am I being asked to take now?” I feel as if Frankl watches over me and guides me in how I live the rest of my life.