About Junya Ako
Junya Ako, MD, is with the Center for Cardiovascular Technology, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine at Stanford University. Dr Kao graduated from University of Tokyo School of Medicine in 1991. He completed his residency in internal medicine and fellowship in cardiovascular medicine at Mitsui Memorial Hospital in 1996. He continued his career as a cardiologist in University of Tokyo Hospital. In November 2001, he moved to Stanford University as a research fellow, where he participated in the IVUS analysis of sirolimus-eluting stents. His research interests include prevention of in-stent restenosis and analysis of drug-eluting stents.