Division Chief, Cardiac Electrophysiology
Department of Cardiology, National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center
Kenichiro Yamagata graduated at Tokyo University in Japan in 2003 and trained in cardiology and electrophysiology at the National Cardiovascular Center, Japan. After training, he entered the Graduate school of medicine and faculty of medicine at, The University of Tokyo. He then received a Doctor of Philosophy in 2014 with support from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science. Kenichiro Yamagata then joined the Institute for clinical and experimental medicine (IKEM) in Prague, Czech Republic to study intracardiac echocardiography funded by JHRS-EHRA fellowship. Currently, he is one of the chiefs of cardiac electrophysiology team at National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center, Japan.
His research interest is on genetics of Channelopathies which is one of the most common death causes in young adults in Asia. To understand the molecular interaction of proteins consisting the pathogenic channels, he also studied X-ray Crystallography. Combining these information, he is making an effort to make an effective risk stratification model from a genetic point of view funded by JSPS KAKENHI Grant.