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Satoshi Ueda

Adviser, Japanese Society for Rehabilitation of Persons with Disabilities : Japan

Medical / Assistive Care

Dr. Satoshi Ueda was born in 1932 in Taira City (today’s Iwaki City) in Fukushima Prefecture.
After graduating from the University of Tokyo’s Faculty of Medicine with MD degree in 1956, he was trained in internal medicine and neurology and was conferred the degree of DMS (doctor in medical sciences) in 1963 and went on to study at the H. A. Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine at New York University for a year in 1964. After returning to Japan, he became the physician in charge of the Central Rehabilitation Service of the University of Tokyo Hospital in 1965. After serving as an assistant and then as a lecturer, he became a professor in the University of Tokyo and was appointed director of the Central Rehabilitation Service in 1984, a post he served until 1992. After retiring from the University of Tokyo, he became a professor in Teikyo University and then in Teikyo Heisei University. In 1999, he was appointed a guest professor of the Social Work Research Institute of Japan College of Social Work, a post he currently holds. He also holds many other executive posts including the advisor to the Japanese Society for Rehabilitation of Persons with Disabilities and the National Secretary of the Rehabilitation International (RI) for Japan. He is also an Honor Roll Member of the International Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine (ISPRM) as its past president.

Dr. Ueda has authored many books, including “Rehabilitation Medicine Illustrated” (Me de Miru Rehabilitation Igaku), “The Philosophy of Rehabilitation” (Rehabilitation no Shisou), and “Rehabilitation Medicine as a Science” (Kagaku toshiteno Rehabilitation Igaku). He has translated a number of books into Japanese, including “Caring for Your Disabled Child” by Dr. B. Spock and M. Lerrigo (Spock Hakase no Shinshin Shogaiji no Ryoiku: Oya no tame no Advice) and “Regression of Function in Pseudohypertrophic Muscular Dystrophy” by A. Price (Shinkosei Kin-Dystrophy: Kino Shogai to Shinriteki Shomondai).

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