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Professor Fumihiko Sakai MD

Professor and Director of the Saitama International Headache Center

Saitama Neuropsychiatric Institute, Saitama, Japan

Fumihiko Sakai obtained his MD in 1969 at the Keio University in Japan. His neurology residency and fellowship were under Professor Fumio Gotoh in Tokyo. He did research on cerebral blood flow in migraine with Professor John Stirling Meyer in Houston, USA. His PhD was obtained in 1981 at the Keio University for the study of neurotransmitters and migraine.

He served as Professor and Chairman of Neurology at the Kitasato University from 1997. Since 2010 he has been Professor and Director of the Saitama International Headache Center at the Saitama Neuropsychiatric Institute in Saitama, Japan.

He received 13th and 14th Harold G Wolff Awards, served as President of International Headache Society from 2005 to 2007 and was Chairman of the International Headache Congress 2005 in Kyoto, Japan. He is immediate past-President and the Administrative Supervisor of the Japanese Headache Society and the Asian Headache Society, and an executive board member of the Japanese Headache Association.

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