Ikuo Fukuda, MD, PhD

Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Hirosaki University Graduate School of Medicine, Aomori, Japan

Dr. Fukuda is Professor and Chairman of Surgery, Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, in Hirosaki University Graduate School of Medicine, Japan and Chief of Cardiovascular Service in Hirosaki University Hospital, Japan.

Dr. Fukuda graduated Chiba University School of Medicine, Japan in 1979 and received his medical degree from Chiba University. He received Ph.D. degree from Tsukuba University, Ibaraki, Japan in 1989 and completed his Cardiovascular Surgery Residency here from 1979 to 1983. In 1985 Dr. Fukuda was recruited to Tsukuba Medical Center as a Chief of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery.

Dr. Fukuda was appointed as a Professor and Chairman of Surgery, Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery in 2001. He worked as the Vice-President of Hisoraki University Hospital from 2007 to 2012.

Dr. Fukuda’s research focuses on venous thromboembolism, surgery of the aorta, fluid dynamics of the aorta, blood coagulation and fibrinolysis and prevention of stroke in cardiovascular surgery. He devoted education of young vascular surgeons through organizing educational program for peripheral bypass, endovascular surgery and stent grafting as a Director of the Committee of Academic and Educational Affairs in the Japanese Society of Vascular Surgery. He hosted 7th Meeting of the German Japanese Society of Vascular Surgery in 2012. He introduced many Japanese young surgeons to members of German Vascular Society and contributed mutual communication with Germany and Japan. He also worked as a Visiting Professor of Freiburg University.

Dr. Fukuda published more than 140 papers in English and 250 papers in Japanese. He published 22 books.

He is contributing to vascular surgery and cardiac surgery as an editor and a reviewer of the Annals of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery (Editor), Interactive Cardio-Thoracic Surgery (Assistant Editor), Circulation Report (Associate Editor), European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, Annals of Thoracic Surgery etc.