Topic: Stroke

8 december | 10:00

Risk management for prevention of the onset of stroke

Atherosclerosis factors such as hypertension, dyslipidemia, and diabetes, and atrial fibrillation are strongly related to the onset of stroke. Controlling these risk factors and correcting the lifestyles are important for prevention of the onset of stroke. In this lecture we will outline the management of lifestyle-related diseases and the evaluation for surgical treatment with carotid echo for the purpose of preventing the onset of stroke.

Yoshinobu Wakisaka

Dr. Yohsinobu Wakisaka is a stroke neurologist, and a Senior assistance professor of Internal Medicine, Kyushu University Hospital. He is triple-board certified in Internal Medicine, Stroke, and Gerontology, and is members of Board of Delegates of the Japan Stroke Society and the Japanese Society of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism. He has contributed to the prevention and treatment of stroke in clinical practice for more than 20 years, and also has conducted clinical research to identify clinical factors associated with stroke outcomes. He is now the laboratory director of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Medicine, Department of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, and has investigated histopathological and molecular biological changes after stroke using animal models of stroke to explore novel therapeutic approach against stroke.


1991-1997 School of Medicine, Kyushu University (Awarded the degree of MD)

1997-1998 Resident at St.Mary’s Hospital

1999-1999 Resident at Kyushu University Hospital

1999-2000 Fellow at National Hospital Organization Fukuoka Higashi Medical Center

2000-2004 Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University (Awarded the degree of PhD)

2004-2005 Staff at Kyushu University Hospital

2005-2006 Staff at St.Mary’s Hospital

2006-2009 Researcher at University of Iowa, USA

2009-2011 Staff at Fukuoka Red Cross Hospital

2011-2012 Staff at National Hospital Organization Kyushu Medical Center

2012-2013 Assistant professor, Department of Medicine, Fukuoka Dental College

2013-2020 Assistant professor, Department of Medicine and Clinical Science, Kyushu University

2020- Senior assistant professor, Department of Medicine and Clinical Science, Kyushu University