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Greetings from the Departmental Chair


Professor Sadayoshi Ito

Today, with an ever growing aging population, we are seeing a rapid rise in lifestyle diseases such as hypertension, diabetes, atherosclerosis, and renal diseases as their complications. Our department specializes in treating diseases such as hypertensive diseases (primary, secondary, others), kidney diseases (nephritis, nephrosis, diabetic nephropathy, others), endocrine and metabolic disorders (hypothalamic/pituitary/adrenal disease, thyroid disease, parathyroid disease, diabetes, and obesity/hyperlipidemia), and water-electrolyte disorders. We provide early detection and treatment of these diseases in close collaboration with the Departments of Diabetes and Metabolism, Urology, Transplant and Reconstructive Surgery, and Radiology. We also contribute to community healthcare through the association with physicians at affiliated hospitals.

Besides our daily clinical duties, we investigate the causes of hypertension and kidney diseases, implement new treatment guidelines, and develop novel treatments for them in cooperation with the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, and the National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center. We aim to foster excellent clinicians with extensive clinical insight while conducting in-depth research on the basic aspects of these diseases. We attract a variety of individuals to join us, regardless of their profession, and provide an excellent opportunity for them to succeed in their chosen careers.

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Education

1973-1979Tohoku University School of Medicine, M.D.
1986Tohoku University, Ph.D.


Professional Position Held

1979-1981Resident, Furukawa City Hospital
1981-1982Fellow, Second Department of Internal Medicine, Tohoku University Hospital
1982-1984Fellow, Hypertension Research Division, Henry Ford Hospital
1984-1987Fellow, Tohoku University School of Medicine
1987-1995Senior Staff Investigator, Henry Ford Hospital
1994-1995Associate Professor of Medicine, Casewestern Reserve University
1995-1997Associate Professor, Second Department of Internal Medicine, Tohoku University School of Medicine
1997-1999Professor & Chairman, Second Department of Internal Medicine, Tohoku University School of Medicine
1999-Division of Nephrology, Endocrinology and Vascular Medicine, Tohoku University School of Medicine
2004-Special assistance to the President, Tohoku University
2008-Vice Dean for Graduate School of Medicine
2012-Exective Vice President of Tohoku University

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Awards

1988New Clinical Investigator Award, Henry Ford Hospital
1993Young Scholar Award, American Society of Hypertension
1993Young Investigator Award (First Prize), Inter-American Society of Hypertension
1994Established Investigator Award, American Heart Association
1996Gold Prize, Tohoku University School of Medicine
2010Academy Award from the Kidney Foundation of Japan
2012ISH-APSH the trustee and council honor
2014Arthur C Corcoran Memorial Lecture Award (American Heart Association)
2015Prizes for Science and Technology, Research Category, The Commendation for Science and Technology by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology
2015Distinguished Scientist Award (Robert Tigerstedt Award) (American Society of Hypertension)

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Scientific Society

The Japanese Society of Hypertension (Director)
Japan Endocrine Society (Director)
The Society of Cardiovascular Endocrinology and Metabolism (Director)
The Japanese Society of Internal Medicine (Director)
The Japanese Society of Nephology (Director)
Japanese Society for Treatment of Obesity (Director)
Japanese Society of Renal Rehabilitation (Director)

The Japanese Circulation Society (Councilor)
American Heart Association(Fellow)

Editorial Boad:
Nephron (Chief Editor 1999-2002)
Journal of the American Society of Nephrology
Hypertension Research
Clinical and Experimental Nephrology

International Symposium ”The Kidney and Hypertension 2006 Sendai”:10/20-21, 2006
International Symposium for Aldosterone and Related Substances in Hypertension 2010 Sendai:3/23-24, 2010
Japanese Society of Renal Rehabilitation :1/20-21, 2012
Japanese Society of Endocrinology: 4/25-27, 2013
International Symposium for Aldosterone and Related Substances in Hypertension 2013 Sendai: 4/27-28, 2013
Japanese Society of Internal Medicine 4/11-13, 2014
Japanese Society of Hypertension: 9/10-10/2, 2016, be scheduled
Japanese Society of Nephrology (2017), be scheduled

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