Honoring Dr. Satoshi Ishikawa's life

Posted: 06/24/2022
Category: General News

It is with deep sadness that we share the news of my great teacher, professor Satoshi Ishikawa died.

Honorary Professor Satoshi Ishikawa (1932~2022) passed away on the 18th of May 2022, at the age of 89.

He was a pioneer and a real leader in neuro-ophthalmology and environmental medicine in Japan. He was graduated from Medical School, Tohoku University (Sendai) in 1957 and moved Department of Ophthalmology, Tokyo University. He studied Neuro-ophthalmology at the Department of Ophthalmology, the New York University Medical Center (under Professor Breinin GM). In 1971, he was appointed to the. first chairman and chief professor, Department of Ophthalmology, Kitasato University, School of Medicine.

He officially established Japanese neuro-ophthalmology society (JNOS) in 1980 and was held The 6th International Neuro-ophthalmology Society Congress at Hakone, Kanagawa in 1986.

After retiring president of JNOS, he rather developed a strong interest in environmental medicine including chemical hypersensitivity, visual terminal display syndrome, sick-building syndrome, and chronic toxicity of pesticides. He received Jonathan Forman Prize from AAEM in 1996. His son (Dr, Hitoshi Ishikawa) is now the 4th president of JNOS.

Masato Wakakura, MD, PhD, the 3rd president of JNOS

With the passing of Dr. Ishikawa, NOVEL will be featuring an obituary as part of the NANOS Historical Collection. We would also like to include a series of short professional vignettes from the membership to celebrate his life and honor his memory. Please click here to submit your vignette.

Please kindly submit by Sunday, July 10.


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