Topic: Cardiology

11 december | 10:00

Routine clinical practice of cardiovascular region in Japan

I will present usual clinical practice in Japan from medical checkup to some advanced diagnosis and treatment methods regarding cardiovascular diseases such as coronary heart disease and arrhythmia.


Koji Todaka

Koji Todaka had clinical training in general internal medicine with a subspecialty in cardiology after obtaining a medical degree at Department of Medicine, Kyushu University in 1985. He joined Dr. Daniel Burkhoff’s lab in the Division of Circulatory Physiology, Columbia University in 1993. He won a fellowship award from the American Heart Association in 1994. On returning to Kyushu University, he was awarded a degree of PhD in medical science for researches in cardiac ventricular mechanics and heart failure in 1997. After spending several years in cath labs as an interventionist, he went on loan to Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Evaluation Center, Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare as a Medical Reviewer in 2002. He returned to Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Kyushu University as a Lecturer after two and a half years. On restructuring the Academic Research Organization of Kyushu University Hospital in 2012, he was appointed as Associate Professor and was promoted to Professor last year. He is currently devoting most of his efforts to the development of medical products of academic origin.

Biography

1985-90 Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Kyushu University

1993-1997 College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, USA

Post-doctoral research fellow/ Division of Circulatory Physiology

1998-1999 National Kyushu Medical Center

Staff Doctor/Dept. of Cardiovascular Medicine

2000-2002 Saiseikai Fukuoka General Hospital

Staff Doctor/Dept. of Cardiovascular Medicine

2002-2004 Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Evaluation Center, MHLW -> Pharmaceutical and Medical Devices Agency

2004-2012 Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Kyushu University Lecturer -> Research Associate Professor

2012-present Center for Clinical and Translational Research, Kyushu University Hospital

Associate Professor -> Professor