Yoshitaka Oku

Professor, Department of Physiology, Hyogo College of Medicine, Japan

Yoshitaka Oku received his M.D. degree in 1982 and Ph.D. in 1992 from Department of Medicine, Kyoto University, Japan. Since 2005, he has been a Professor with the Department of Physiology, Hyogo College of Medicine. He is the author / coauthor of 18 books, and 74 peer-reviewed articles.

His research interests are the control of breathing, especially, rhythm generation, pattern formation and coordination between swallowing and breathing. He is also conducting translational research dealing with a swallowing monitoring device and a percutaneous electrical stimulator to treat patients with dysphagia (swallowing project) since 2005.

Prof. Oku is a member of International Society for Autonomic Neuroscience, Japanese Respiratory Society, Japanese Physiological Society, Japan Neuroscience Society, and Japanese Society of Internal Medicine.

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