Expertise: Computer Aided Surgery, Medical robotics, Minimally invasive therapy, Medical devices, Electrophysiological mapping of heart
Ichiro Sakuma received the B.S., the M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in precision engineering from the University of Tokyo in 1982, 1984, and 1989, respectively. He was a research instructor at Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine from 1990 to 1991. He was appointed as an Associate Professor at the Department of Applied Electronic Engineering, Tokyo Denki University in 1992. He has been serving as a faculty member of the University of Tokyo since 1998. He is currently a Professor at Department of Bioengineering and Department of Precision Engineering, School of Engineering, the University of Tokyo. He also serves as the director, Medical Device Development and Regulation Research Center in School of Engineering. His research interests include computer aided surgery, medical robotics, medical devises for minimally invasive therapies, cardiac electrophysiology, and regulatory sciences. He served as the President, Japanese Society for Medical and Biological Engineering from 2014 to 2016.