Team Medical Dragon (医龍-Team Medical Dragon- Iryū -Team Medical Dragon-?) is a seinen manga about Japanese medical care written by Akira Nagai and drawn by Taro Nogizaka, under medical supervision by Mie Yoshinuma. It has been adapted into the television drama Iryu, and Iryu 2. The first volume of released on September 30, 2002 in Japan.
Team Medical Dragon has been serialized in Big Comic Superior since 2002. It received the 50th Shogakukan Manga Award for general manga in 2005. The story uses a cast of characters and focuses on many problems prevalent in modern Japan medicine, such as medical malpractice, drug trial, and the stagnancy of reform for the troubled health care system.
Akira Nagai, the original creator of the story, was a successful doctor and medical journalist. He died from complications resulting from liver cancer on July 7, 2004.
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