Shunsuke Sashihara was born in Osaka, Japan, in 1957. He received the B.S. degree in medicine and the Ph.D. degree from University of Occupational and Environmental Health (UOEH), Kitakyushu, Japan, in 1987 and 1993, respectively. Since 1989, Sashihara has been with the Department of Neurology of UOEH. From 1993 to 1995, he was a Research Fellow at Yale University, New Haven, USA, and, from 1995 to 1998, he was a Vice Manager of the Department of Internal Medicine at Kumamoto Rosai Hospital, Yatsushiro, Japan. In 1999, He was the Manager of Health Care Center of Central Japan Railway Company, Nagoya, Japan, practicing medical activities for the purpose of creating more comfortable occupational environments. Presently, he is a director. His achievements include the management of occupational health (especially regarding not only health control for professional train drivers but also preventive medicine among working people who have a risk at medical problems such as mental health disorders, sleep disorders, and metabolic syndrome), neuroscience (in the field of electrical activities of mammal brains and sensory neurons), and neurology (especially of peripheral neuropathies and epilepsy). Sashihara has been a Member of Japan Society of Occupational Health, Japanese Association of Transportation Medicine (in which he is a Councilor), and Japanese Society of Neurology. Since 2008, he has been a Trustee of the subcommittee at UOEH for annual one-week training in an enterprise of medical students. In 2010, he became a Member of the Board of Japan Society for Occupational Health TOKAI Branch.
Biography Updated on 26 September 2011