Kazuyuki Nakagome, MD, PhD is President of the National Center of Neurology and Psychiatry in Tokyo, Japan.
Dr. Nakagome is a graduate of the University of Tokyo, Japan. Following his residency, he taught neuropsychiatry at several institutions in Tokyo, progressing through the academic ranks to become a full professor in 2005 in the Division of Neuropsychiatry at Department of Brain and Neurosciences, Tottori University, Tottori, Japan, before joining the National Center of Neurology and Psychiatry and progressing to his current positions.
Nakagome’s main interest lies in the relationship between neuro- and social cognition and social functioning outcome along with developing treatment methods for improving social functioning in patients with psychiatric disorders. He has published more than 200 original papers, scientific reviews, chapters and abstracts, and serves as an ad-hoc reviewer for journals such as Journal of Psychiatric Research, Psychiatry Research, Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences, Schizophrenia Research and Social Neuroscience.
Nakagome’s expertise is widely sought; he has been invited to present at conferences both in Japan and internationally. In 2007, he first introduced NEAR into Japan thanks to Dr. Medalia, and has been rigorously working on disseminating to various mental health care professionals the significance of becoming aware of cognitive impairment and treating it. Along with his colleagues, he established the Cognitive Enhancement in Psychiatric Disorders (CEPD) conference in Japan in 2014, which was aimed to promote best practice in cognitive rehabilitation in Japan and other areas of Asia.