Ryuji Sakakibara MD, PhDProfessor, Neurology, Sakura Medical Center, Toho University, Sakura, Japan
Dr. Ryuji Sakakibara was born and raised in Japan. He received his medical degree from the Asahikawa Medical College in 1984. Because of interest in clinical neurology, he moved forward to Chiba University where he subsequently worked as an assistant Professor, and a Lecturer in the Department of Neurology. He completed his Ph.D. at the Department of Neurology, Chiba University, in 1992 (Professor Takamichi hattori). From 1997 to 1998 he was a research fellow in the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery / Institute of Neurology, Queen Square, London, supervised by Professor Clare J. Fowler in the Department of Uro-Neurology. In 2007 March, he started a new Department of Neurology in Toho University, Sakura Medical Center, Sakura, Japan as an associate Professor, and as the Professor and Chair in 2016. He is a member of many international societies including the American Academy of Neurology, the Association of British Neurologists, the Movement Disorders Society, the International Society for Autonomic Neuroscience, and the International Continence Society. During his career, Dr. Sakakibara has authored more than 300 articles in peer-reviewed international journals.
Dr. Sakakibara's research interests include neuro-urology, neuro-gastroenterology, autonomic physiology, drug trials and clinical neurology including Parkinson’s disease and multiple system atrophy.