Hitoshi Horigome is a Professor of pediatrics at University of Tsukuba Hospital, Tsukuba, Japan, and an Editorial Board Member of journal “Heart,” the Journal of the Japan Heart Foundation. Dr. Horigome was born in Ina City, Nagano Prefecture, Japan, in 1956. He graduated from the University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba, Japan, and received his B.M. degree in 1982. From 1982 to 1984, he had training as a Resident Physician for Pediatrics, specializing in pediatric cardiology at the University of Tsukuba Hospital and Kanagawa Children’s Medical Center. In 1985, he moved to Ibaraki Children’s Hospital and worked as a Staff Doctor of pediatric cardiology for seven years. Dr. Horigome received his Ph.D. degree from the University of Tsukuba in 1992. He became an Assistant Professor and then Associate Professor at the Department of Child Health, Graduate School of Comprehensive Human Sciences, University of Tsukuba. He presently lectures on pediatric cardiology with a focus on pediatric cardiac diseases, especially hereditary arrhythmias, prenatal diagnosis and therapy, and coagulation/fibrinolysis systems in children. He was the Chairman for the 3rd Asian International Symposium on Magnetocardiography held in 2010 as well as reviewer for numerous international journals, including Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology, Pediatric Research, Heart, AJOG, Pediatrics International, and Prenatal Diagnosis.
Biography Updated on 1 May 2011