Toru Suzuki is Associate Professor in the Graduate School of Medicine of the University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan. He is a graduate of the Medical school of the University of Tokyo. After his residency at the University of Tokyo Hospital, he trained in cardiology at the prestigious Sakakibara Heart Institute. Upon returning to the University of Tokyo, he entered the Graduate School for Internal Medicine where he earned his Ph.D. degree. While he was a graduate student and then later as a postdoctoral fellow, he received fellowships from the Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science. His affiliation has been with the cardiology group within the Third Department of Internal Medicine and thereafter the Department of Cardiovascular Medicine upon change in the organizational structure of the Department of Medicine at the University. His first faculty appointment was to the Department of Clinical Bioinformatics, which was a 5-year government-funded program to establish and advance this new discipline. After the successful completion of this program, he became Head and Associate Professor of the Department of Ubiquitous Preventive Medicine in the Graduate School of Medicine of the University of Tokyo, which was begun in part to further extend the academic achievements of the previous program. His academic activities cover the full spectrum of cardiovascular medicine from basic research to translational medicine and to clinical research and practice. His interests in experimental research concern understanding the underlying mechanisms of gene expression in the cardiovasculature with a particular interest in epigenetics, translational medicine to develop new medically oriented protein-based technologies (e.g. proteomics, biomarkers), and clinical research and practice of cardiovascular diseases with a particular focus on the aorta and vasculature. Dr. Suzuki is a board-certified specialist in both internal medicine and cardiology of the appropriate official Japanese societies.
Biography Updated on 21 March 2011