Akira Sawa
Akira Sawa, M.D., Ph.D., Professor, Psychiatry

Akira is a Professor of Psychiatry at Johns Hopkins University Schools of Medicine and Public Health, as well as Director of Johns Hopkins Schizophrenia Center. The Johns Hopkins Schizophrenia Center aims better care and cure for schizophrenia and adult-onset major mental illness by organizing academic efforts on clinic, research, professional education, and public outreach in a good balanced manner. He also led NIH designated P50 Silvo O.

Akira is a Professor of Psychiatry at Johns Hopkins University Schools of Medicine and Public Health, as well as Director of Johns Hopkins Schizophrenia Center. The Johns Hopkins Schizophrenia Center aims better care and cure for schizophrenia and adult-onset major mental illness by organizing academic efforts on clinic, research, professional education, and public outreach in a good balanced manner. He also led NIH designated P50 Silvo O. Conte center grant at Johns Hopkins, which takes a multifaceted translational approach on the development and maturation of the cerebral cortex in association with the pathological trajectory of schizophrenia. In addition to these administrative leaderships, Akira also runs his own research program on mental illness (Molecular Psychiatry Program at Johns Hopkins). The overall emphasis of Akira’s academic activity is on how new discoveries can be efficiently delivered to the clinical setting and patient care from the global health viewpoint.  For more information on Akira, click here. 

Education

M.D., University of Tokyo, 1990
Residency, Clinical Fellow, Ph.D. in Psychiatry, 1990-1996
Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, Johns Hopkins University (Neuroscience), 1996-2001