Dr. Mitsuharu Yoshiyama is currently Visiting Professor in the Department of Urology at the University of Yamanashi Graduate School of Medical Science, Japan.
He graduated from Showa University School of Medicine in 1989, and obtained a M.D. Then, he received his Ph.D. from the Department of Physiology at Showa University Graduate School of Medicine in 1993. He undertook his research training in the Department of Pharmacology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine (directed by Prof. Dr. William C. de Groat).
His research interests include neurotransmitters and channels involved in the central and peripheral nervous system controlling the lower urinary tract function and the dysfunction associated with spinal cord injury or nociception. Through his research career, he published more than 70 scientific papers about the pharmacology and physiology of the urinary bladder and urethra.
Furthermore, he is a member of the Editorial Board of the journal, Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms (LUTS), and has been served as a frequent reviewer to prestigious journals in the area of neuro-urology.