Professor and Chairman, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine
Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan
Dr. Shimokawa graduated from Kyushu University in 1979 and obtained MD and PhD degrees at the University. He studied at the Mayo Clinic in 1985-1987 and was appointed as an assistant professor at Kyushu University in 1991, and then associate professor in 1995. In 2005, he was appointed as the professor and chairman of the Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Graduate School of Medicine, Tohoku University. In 2020, he was appointed as the Vice Dean of Graduate School, International University of Health and Welfare. He has performed a number of innovative research in both basic and clinical cardiovascular medicine, including coronary functional abnormalities (e.g. coronary vasospasm and microvascular angina), endothelial functions, development of innovative treatments with sound waves, and epidemiological studies on coronary artery disease and heart failure. He has received the society awards from the American Heart Association (AHA), the European Society of Cardiology (ESC), and the Japanese Circulation Society (JCS). He also serves as a Co-Editor of European Heart Journal (ESC), and associate editor of Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology (AHA) and International Journal of Cardiology (IJC).