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Masahiro Akishita

Masahiro Akishita
Departments/Divisions

Geriatric Medicine

Titles

M.D. , Ph.D.

Expertise/Specialties

geriatric medicine, gerontology

Research Interests

Pharmacotherapy and its safety in the elderly. Gender difference in geriatric medicine.

Languages

Japanese, English

HomePage

http://www.h.u-tokyo.ac.jp/geriatrics/index.html

Education
Year Institution Degree
1985 The University of Tokyo School of Medicine M.D.
1995 The University of Tokyo School of Medicine Ph.D.
Training
Years attended Institution Training
1985-1987 The University of Tokyo Hospital Internship
1987-1989 Social Health Insurance Medical Center Resident
Academic Research
Year Institution Degree
1996-1996 Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine Research Fellow
1996-1998 Division of Cardiology, Brigham and Women's Hospital Research Fellow
Appointments and positions
Years Institution Title
1994-1999 Department of Geriatric Medicine, The University of Tokyo Hospital Assistant Professor
2000-2002 Department of Geriatric Medicine, Kyorin University School of Medicine Instructor
2002-2004 Department of Geriatric Medicine, Kyorin University School of Medicine Associate Professor
2004-2013 Department of Geriatric Medicine, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo Associate Professor
2013- Department of Geriatric Medicine, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo Professor
Board Certifications
Year Certifications
2000 Certified physician by The Japanese Society of Internal Medicine
2002 Specialist certified by The Japan Geriatrics Society
2010 Specialist certified by Japan Society for Dementia Research
Selected Publications
  • Son BK, Akishita M, Iijima K, Ogawa S, Maemura K, Yu J, Takeyama K, Kato S, Eto M, Ouchi Y. Androgen receptor-dependent transactivation of growth arrest-specific gene 6 mediates inhibitory effects of testosterone on vascular calcification. J Biol Chem 285:7537-44, 2010.
  • Akishita M, Hashimoto M, Ohike Y, Ogawa S, Iijima K, Eto M, Ouchi Y. Low testosterone level as a predictor of cardiovascular events in Japanese men with coronary risk factors. Atherosclerosis 210:232-236, 2010.
  • Ota H, Akishita M, Akiyoshi T, Kahyo T, Setou M, Ogawa S, Iijima K, Eto M, Ouchi Y. Testosterone deficiency accelerates neuronal and vascular aging of SAMP8 mice: protective role of eNOS and SIRT1. PLoS One 7:e29598, 2012.
  • Akishita M, Ishii S, Kojima T, Kozaki K, Kuzuya M, Arai H, Arai H, Eto M, Takahashi R, Endo H, Horie S, Ezawa K, Kawai S, Takehisa Y, Mikami H, Takegawa S, Morita A, Kamata M, Ouchi Y, Toba K. Priorities of Health Care Outcomes for the Elderly. J Am Med Dir Assoc. 14:479-484, 2013.
Academic Societies
  • The Japan Geriatrics Society (council member)
  • Japan Atherosclerosis Society (council member)
  • The Japanese Society of Men's Health (executive board members)
  • The Japan Society of Andrology (executive board members)
  • The Japan Society for Menopause nad Women's Health (council member)
  • The Japanese Association for Gender-Specific Medicine (council member)
  • Japanese Society for Anti-Aging Medicine (council member)
  • Japan Mibyo System Association (council member)
  • American Geriatrics Society
Honors
2000 Japan Heart Foundation, The Award for Excellence, Research Conference on Hypertension and Atherosclerosis
2010 Japan Atherosclerosis Society, The Award of Goto Yuichirou

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