Toshihiro Tanaka’s Biography

Toshihiro Tanaka, Professor, Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU)

Toshihiro Tanaka, MD, PhD is a geneticist and cardiologist, who first in the world identified genetic variants that are associated with a common disease, myocardial infarction, through genome-wide association study (GWAS). He also contributed to The International HapMap Project and Japanese Millennium Genome Project, and recently, the group led by him published two papers in Nature Genetics describing genes associated with atrial fibrillation. Genetics of long QT syndrome has been one of his works before he received PhD on ” Genetic linkage analyses of Romano-Ward syndrome (RWS) in 13 Japanese families”. His research interests include genetic analyses of cardiovascular diseases and social implementation/clinical application of genetic information.