Prof. Akitaka Tsujikawa
Professor and Chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology at the Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto, Japan
Akitaka Tsujikawa, MD, PhD, graduated from the Kyoto University School of Medicine in 1993 and received his doctorate in ophthalmology from the Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine in 2001. In 1999-2000, he undertook a research fellowship at Boston Children’s Hospital and joined the faculty of the Department of Ophthalmology at the Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine in 2005. Dr. Tsujikawa is currently a Professor and Chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology at the Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine.
He is mainly working in clinical investigations using the various modern imaging modalities available, such as OCT, AO-SLO, FA, ICGA, and FAF. With the help of these modalities, he has contributed to the pathophysiology of various macular diseases, especially wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD), polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy, and retinal vein occlusion. Based on his substantial contributions towards our understanding of macular diseases, he was selected as a member of the Macula Society in 2010. His more recent work has focused on the genome-wide association study on AMD and myopic complications.
He has published >400 peer-reviewed publications, including 4 in Nature Communications, 5 in the American Journal of Pathology, 16 in Ophthalmology, 50 in Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science (IVOS), and 43 in the American Journal of Ophthalmology. He has reviewed manuscripts for over 10 different journals and currently serves on the editorial board of Ophthalmologica, Graefe’s Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology, and the Japanese Journal of Ophthalmology.