7/8 Medical Lecture The Sense of Taste and Health: The importance of "umami" (in Japanese only) Dr. Takashi Sasano Vice Director, Tohoku University Hospital
Dr. Takashi Sasano, Vice Director of Tohoku Univeristy Hospital Dr. Sasano was born in 1954 in Fukushima Prefecture. He became a professor at Tohoku University School of Dentistry in 1998. After that, he has served as the head of the Tohoku University's Dental Hospital, Chairperson of the Department, Head of the Research Division, and is currently Chairperson of the Japanese Society of Oral Diagnosis/Oral Medicine. He believes that one of the greatest joys in life is to savor tasty flavors, and in order to do so, it is necessary to have a healthy sense of taste. From this perspective, he has been involved for many years in research and medical services related to diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the sense of taste. His skill in treatment, based on years of research, has been introduced on television and other media.