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Division of Cerebrovascular Medicine and Neurology

Staff

Division of Cerebrovascular Medicine Staff

Director of Department

Name Kazunori Toyoda
Positions and affiliations Vice Director
Department Manager of Cerebrovascular Medicine
Specialties Stroke diagnosis/treatment/research Neurology
Certifications Board Certified Member/Educator Physician of the Japanese Society of Internal Medicine
Specialist/Educator Physician/Director of the Japanese Society of Neurology
Specialist of the Japan Stroke Society
Specialist/Educator Physician/Secretary (General Affairs and Finance) of the Japanese Society of Hypertension
Education Kyushu University
professional experience Junior Resident at Kyushu University Hospital etc.
Senior Resident at National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center
Research study at the University of Iowa, U.S.
Work at National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center since 2005
Specially-appointed Professor at Keio University
Specially-appointed Professor at Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine
Personal Interests Tennis, watching Gamba Osaka soccer games, reading (wide range), jazz (wide range)
Message for Patients I will make efforts to provide the best medical care.

Division Head

Name Masatoshi Koga
Positions and affiliations Department head of Cerebrovascular Medicine
Specialties Neurology Cerebrovascular diseases
Certifications Specialist/Educator Physician/Representative of the Japanese Society of Neurology
Specialist/Educator Physician/Representative/Secretary of the Japan Stroke Society
Fellow/Educator Physician of the Japanese Society of Internal Medicine
Director of the Japan Academy of Neurosonology/Cerebral Nerve Ultrasound Technician
Director of the Japan Society of Embolus Detection and Treatment
Councilor of Cardiovascular Stroke Society of Japan
Fellow of the European Stroke Organization
Visiting Professor of Hiroshima University School of Medicine
Education Hiroshima University
professional experience Resident at National Cardiovascular Center
Kyushu University Hospital
NHO Fukuokahigashi Medical Center
Research fellow at National Stroke Research Institute, Australia
Personal Interests Jogging, marathon, traveling I would like to try triathlon (OD) until 2025.
Message for Patients If you have any questions about strokes, please feel free to ask at the Department of Cerebrovascular Medicine.

Chief Physicians

Name Chiaki Yokota
Positions and affiliations Chief Physician of the Department of Cerebrovascular Rehabilitation
Chief Physician of the Department of Cerebrovascular Internal Medicine (dual appointment)
Specialties Cerebrovascular disorder Stroke rehabilitation Cerebral circulation
Certifications Fellow/Educator Physician of the Japanese Society of Internal Medicine
Specialist of the Japan Gerontological Society
Specialist/Councilor of the Japan Stroke Society
Councilor of the Japanese Society of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
Education Shiga University of Medical Science
professional experience Resident at the Department of Arteriosclerosis Metabolism, Internal Medicine, National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center (NCVC)
Specialist-in-training at the Department of Cerebrovascular Medicine, Internal Medicine, at the NCVC
Physician at the above department of the NCVC
Head of Laboratory of Cerebrovascular Disorder, the Department of Etiology at the Research Institute
Personal Interests Cooking, Traveling
Message for Patients I will listen to patients well and provide careful and attentive medical care.
Manabu Inoue
Name Manabu Inoue
Positions and affiliations Chief Physician of the Department of Stroke Medicine
Chief Physician of the Department of Cerebrovascular Internal Medicine (dual appointment)
Specialties Cerebrovascular disorder Neurological symptomatology Stroke medical image analysis
Certifications Certified Physician/Educator Physician of the Japanese Society of Internal Medicine
Specialist/Educator Physician of the Japanese Society of Neurology
Specialist of the Japan Stroke Society
Fellow of the American Heart Association (FAHA)
Fellow of the European Stroke Organization (FEOS)
Certified Sport Doctor of the Japan Sport Association
Part-time Lecturer at the Department of Neurology, Showa University Fujigaoka Hospital
Review Editor of the medical journal Frontiers in Neurology
Education Showa University
professional experience Showa University Hospital//Showa University Northern Yokohama Hospital/ Showa University Fujigaoka Hospital
Tokyo Rosai Hospital
Tokyo Metropolitan Health and Hospitals Corporation Ebara Hospital
Stanford Stroke Center, Stanford University, U.S.
Current position from April 2016
Personal Interests Golf, watching movies, and traveling
Message for Patients I can speak English.
Name Souhei Yoshimura
Positions and affiliations Chief Physician, Division of Cerebrovascular Medicine
Specialties Internal medicine Cerebrovascular disease
Certifications Fellow of the Japanese Society of Internal Medicine
Specialist of the Japan Stroke Society
Educator Physician of the Japanese Society of Neurology
Specialist of the Japanese Headache Society
Certified Physician of the Japan Primary Care Association
Technician/Councilor of the Japan Academy of Neurosonology
Education Kyushu University
professional experience Kyushu University Hospital
St. Mary’s Hospital
National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center
National Hospital Organization Kyushu Medical Center
Japanese Red Cross Fukuoka Hospital
Studied at the George Institute for Global Health, Australia
Personal Interests Full proficiency in Heiho Niten Ichi-ryu (the 12th successor)
Message for Patients I will do my best to provide the best medical care for each patient. If you have any concerns about your disease, please feel free to consult with me.
Kaori Miwa
Name Kaori Miwa
Positions and affiliations Chief Physician, Division of Cerebrovascular Medicine
Specialties Cerebrovascular disorder
Cerebral small vessel disease
Certifications Fellow of the Japanese Society of Internal Medicine
Specialist of the Japanese Society of Neurology
Specialist of the Japan Stroke Society
Certified Industrial Physician of the Japan Medical Association
Education Nara Medical University
professional experience Osaka Koseinenkin Hospital
Osaka Rosai Hospital
Osaka University Hospital
Personal Interests Watching movies, listening to music
Message for Patients I will always do my best.

Physicians

Name Tomohide Yoshie
Positions and affiliations Physician, Division of Cerebrovascular Disease
Specialties Stroke diagnosis/treatment/research Neurology
Certifications Specialist of the Japan Stroke Society
Specialist of the Japanese Society for Neuroendovascular Therapy
Board Certified Member of the Japanese Society of Internal Medicine
Education Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine
professional experience Department of Neurology and NeuroEndovascular service,
St. Marianna University Toyoko Hopital
Department of Neurology, University of California, Los Angeles
Kanta Tanaka
Name Kanta Tanaka
Positions and affiliations Physician, Division of Cerebrovascular Disease
Specialties Cerebrovascular disorder
Endovascular therapy
Neurology in general
Certifications Certified Physician of the Japanese Society of Internal Medicine
Specialist of the Japan Stroke Society
Specialist of the Japanese Society of Neurology
Specialist of the Japanese Society for Neuroendovascular Therapy
Cerebral Nerve Ultrasound Technician of the Japan Academy of Neurosonology
Education Osaka City University
professional experience Tenri Hospital
Personal Interests Fishing
Message for Patients I aim to always do my best to provide attentive medical treatment while considering the feelings of my patients.
Junpei Kouge
Name Junpei Kouge
Positions and affiliations Physician, Division of Cerebrovascular Disease
Specialties Cerebrovascular disorder
Neuroendovascular Therapy
Certifications Specialist of the Japanese Society of Neurology
Specialist of the Japan Stroke Society
Specialist of the Japanese Society for Neuroendovascular Therapy
Board Certified Member of the Japanese Society of Internal Medicine
Fellow of the Japanese Society of Internal Medicine
Education Hiroshima University
professional experience Saiseikai Fukuoka General Hospital
Kyushu University Hospital
Kokura Kinen Hospital
Personal Interests Reading, listening to music
Message for Patients I aim to provide sincere medical treatment, addressing the worries and anxieties of patients.
Masayuki Shiozawa
Name Masayuki Shiozawa
Positions and affiliations Physician, Division of Cerebrovascular Disease
Specialties Cerebrovascular disorder
Certifications Board Certified Member of the Japanese Society of Internal Medicine
Specialist of the Japan Stroke Society
Education Tohoku University
professional experience Yokohama Rosai Hospital
Personal Interests Traveling, futsal
Message for Patients I will do my best to provide the best medical care for each and every patient.

Dual Position

Mayumi Fukuda-Doi
Name Mayumi Fukuda-Doi
Positions and affiliations Chief, Department of Data Science
Physician, Division of Cerebrovascular Disease (dual appointment)
Specialties Cerebrovascular disorder (acute stroke) Planning and managing of clinical trials and studies
Certifications Specialist/Educator Physician of the Japanese Society of Neurology
Specialist/Educator Physician of the Japan Stroke Society
Fellow/Educator Physician of the Japanese Society of Internal Medicine
Fellow of American College of Physicians (FACP)
Education MD, Chiba University
MPH, Harvard University, T.H.Chan School of Public Health
PhD, Keio University, Graduate School of Medicine
professional experience Kameda Medical Center
National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center
Personal Interests Yoga, Traveling abroad
Message for Patients Each person has their own story to tell, and stroke affects their lives in different ways. It’s our privilege to help improve their quality of life through management of the condition and comorbidities.
Akiko Ishigami
Name Akiko Ishigami
Positions and affiliations Physician, Division of Cerebrovascular Disease

Nonregular staff

Name Naruhiko Kamogawa
Positions and affiliations Physician, Division of Cerebrovascular Medicine
Specialties Cerebrovascular disorder, Endovascular therapy
Certifications Board Certified Member of the Japanese Society of Internal Medicine
Specialist of the Japanese Society of Neurology
Specialist of the Japan Stroke Society
Specialist of the Japan Geriatrics Society
Specialist of the Japanese Society for Neuroendovascular Therapy
Cerebral Nerve Ultrasound Technician of the Japan Academy of Neurosonology
Education Kyushu University
professional experience Kyushu University Hospital
National Hospital Organization Kyushu Medical Center
Personal Interests Cooking
Message for Patients I will do my best to provide the best medical treatment for each patient.

Division of Neurology Staff

Division Head

Name Masafumi Ihara
Positions and affiliations Head, Division of Neurology
Specialties Stroke Dementia treatment and studies
Certifications Specialist of the Japanese Society of Neurology
Specialist of the Japan Stroke Society
Fellow of the Japanese Society of Internal Medicine
Fellow of American College of Physicians (FACP)
Specialist of the Japan Society for Dementia Research
Education Kyoto University
professional experience Internal medicine training at Kyoto University Hospital and Kobe City Nishi-Kobe Medical Center
Studied at Newcastle University, England
Started working at National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center after working at the Department of Neurology, Kyoto University and the Institute of Biochemical Research and Innovation
Personal Interests Traveling abroad
Message for Patients The prevention of circulatory diseases will be directly linked to the prevention of dementia. Let’s work together for a lifelong healthy brain.

Chief Physicians

Name Yorito Hattori
Positions and affiliations Chief Physician, Division of Neurology
Specialties Patient-care for ischemic stroke, dementia and other neurological diseases, and investigation for novel treatments and mechanisms for ischemic stroke and dementia (e.g., vascular cognitive impairment and Alzheimer’s disease)
Certifications General internal medicine specialist certified by the Japanese Society of Internal Medicine
Board Certified Neurologist of the Japanese Society of Neurology
Board Certified Geriatrician of the Japan Geriatrics Society
Board Certified Dementia Specialist/Trainer of the Japan Society for Dementia Research
Board Certified Stroke Specialist of the Japan Stroke Society
Education MD, Kansai Medical University PhD, Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine
professional experience Dr. Hattori worked for Kyoto University Hospital, Kurashiki Central Hospital as a neurologist while entered Kyoto University Graduate School and joined Department of Regenerative Medicine, NCVC for cerebrovascular research. After that, he has belonged to Weill Cornell Medicine, New York (Prof. Costantino Iadecola) for 3 years.
Message for Patients It is my privilege to be your neurological care provider, and I believe I will provide you with the highest standard. I hope to see you guys in our hospital.
Name Tomotaka Tanaka
Positions and affiliations Chief Physicians, Division of Neurology
Specialties Neurology,Stroke
Certifications Fellow/Educator Physician of the Japanese Society of Internal Medicine
Specialist of the Japan Stroke Society
Specialist of the Japanese Society of Neurology
Cerebral Nerve Ultrasound Technician of the Japan Academy of Neurosonology
Personal Interests Swimming, traveling
Message for Patients I will listen to every word of my patients carefully and do my best for them.

Physicians

Kazuki Fukuma
Name Kazuki Fukuma
Positions and affiliations Physician, Division of Neurology
Specialties Cerebrovascular disorder Neurology
Certifications Board Certified Member of the Japanese Society of Internal Medicine
Specialist of the Japanese Society of Neurology
Specialist of the Japan Stroke Society
Specialist of the Japanese Society for Neuroendovascular Therapy
Cerebral Nerve Ultrasound Technician of the Japan Academy of Neurosonology
Takeshi Yoshimoto
Name Takeshi Yoshimoto
Positions and affiliations Physician, Division of Neurology
Specialties Cerebrovascular disorder Neuroendovascular therapy
Certifications Board Certified Member of the Japanese Society of Internal Medicine
Specialist of the Japanese Society of Neurology
Specialist of the Japan Stroke Society
Specialist of the Japanese Society for Neuroendovascular Therapy
Cerebral Nerve Ultrasound Technician of the Japan Academy of Neurosonology
Name Satoshi Saito
Positions and affiliations Physician, Division of Neurology
Specialties Stroke, Cerebral amyloid angiopathy, CADASIL, Parkinson’s disease
Certifications Board Certified Neurologist of the Japanese Society of Neurology Board Certified Dementia Specialist of the Japan Society for Dementia Research Board Certified Stroke Specialist of the Japan Stroke Society
Education Kyoto University
professional experience Kitano Hospital
Sumitomo Hospital
Research Institute of National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center University of Southampton
Personal Interests Cooking, Traveling
Message for Patients Your satisfaction is our priority
Soichiro Abe
Name Soichiro Abe
Positions and affiliations Physician, Division of Neurology
Specialties Cerebrovascular disorder, Neuro-endovascular therapy, Neurology
Certifications Board Certified Member of the Japanese Society of Internal Medicine
Specialist of the Japanese Society of Neurology
Specialist of the Japan Stroke Society
Specialist of the Japanese Society for Neuroendovascular Therapy
Cerebral Nerve Ultrasound Technician of the Japan Academy of Neurosonology
Education Sapporo Medical University
professional experience Department of Neurology, Kitano Hospital
Department of stroke, Hyogo College of Medicine
Personal Interests Traveling

nonregular staff

Hiroyuki Ishiyama
Name Hiroyuki Ishiyama
Positions and affiliations Physician, Division of Neurology
Specialties Cerebrovascular disorder, Neuro-endovascular therapy, Neurology
Certifications Board Certified Member of the Japanese Society of Internal Medicine
Specialist of the Japanese Society of Neurology
Specialist of the Japanese Society for Neuroendovascular Therapy
Education Hokkaido University
professional experience Department of Neurology, Kobe City Medical Center General Hospital
Message for Patients Playing piano

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