Yu Kataoka, MD

Cardiovascular Department, National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center, Osaka, Japan

Yu Kataoka, MD graduated Sapporo Medical University in 1997. He completed his Internal Medicine and Cardiology training at Sapporo Medical University Hospital and National Cardiovascular Center. He was involved in IVUS clinical trial and plaque imaging projects at Cleveland Clinic and South Australian Health & Medical Research Institute. He currently works as a chief consultant of Cardiovascular Department at National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center, Osaka, Japan.

His research focuses on non-invasive and invasive plaque imaging to evaluate mechanism promoting atheroma progression, regression and instability. He was a 2003 Scientific Session of American Heart Association poster finalist and a 2014 Annual Congress of European Society of Cardiology best poster presenter. He has published over 50 manuscripts, 2 book chapter and 50 abstracts in leading Cardiology journals.