Ayako Sasaki, MD, PhD, is Associate Professor of Department of Pediatrics at the Yamagata University School of Medicine. She specialized in Neonatology in Matsudo City Hospital in Chiba and is currently Deputy Chief of Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in Yamagata University Medical School Hospital.
Her clinical and research interests include Neonatal Pulmonology and Congenital Central Hypoventilation Syndrome (CCHS). She works with Emeritus Professor Kiyoshi Hayasaka and her laboratory performs genetic diagnosis of CCHS in Japan. She has published clinical and genetic features of Japanese CCHS patients.