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Physiology researcher

Hiroyuki Suga, Japanese physiology researcher. Achievements include discovery of cardiac contractility index Emax and a measure of total cardiac energy PVA. Recipient Ueda award Japan Heart Journal Association, 1985, Upjohn Science Fellowship award, 1993.

Background

Suga, Hiroyuki was born on October 4, 1941 in Okayama, Japan. Son of Seiichi and Tamiko (Yamamoto) Suga.

Education

Doctor of Medicine, Okayama University, 1966. Doctor of Philosophy, University Tokyo, 1970.

Career

Assistant professor Tokyo Medical and Dental University, 1970-1973, University Tokyo, 1974-1978, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, 1975-1978. Laboratory chief National Cardiovas. Center, Osaka, Japan, 1978-1982.

Department chairman National Cardiovasc. Center Research Institute, 1982-1990. Professor, chairman Okayama Medical School, Japan, 1990-2000.

Director general National Cardiovasc. Center Research Institute, Osaka, 2000—2007, emeritus director general, since 2007. Research associate Case Western University, Cleveland, 1971.

Postdoctoral fellow Johns Hopkins University, 1971-1973.

Achievements

  • Achievements include discovery of cardiac contractility index Emax and a measure of total cardiac energy PVA.

Membership

Fellow American Heart Association (honorary member, clinical cardiology, White International lecturer 1993), Japan Circulation Society (Satoh award 1985, Mashimo lecturer 1996). Member Cardiovasc. Systems Dynamic Society (Witzig lecturer 1994), Johns Hopkins University Society Scholars (life).

Connections

Married Atsuko Kodama, January 26, 1969. Children: Kiyomi, Harumi.

father:
Seiichi Suga

mother:
Tamiko (Yamamoto) Suga

spouse:
Atsuko Kodama

child:
Kiyomi Suga

child:
Harumi Suga