Kenji Kosaka (psychiatrist)
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Kenji Kosaka Psychiatrist
Kenji Kosaka ( is a Japanese , Kosaka Kenji, born 1939) psychiatrist, known for his pioneer research on Dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB), which he first described. 
Kosaka was born in
Ise, Mie, and completed his M.D. in 1965 from Kanazawa University. He was appointed as a professor of psychiatry at  Yokohama City University School of Medicine in 1991, before becoming a director of Yokohama City University Medical Center in 1995. He has been a director of Medical Care Court Clinic in  Yokohama since 2011. 
He received the 2013
Asahi Prize for discovering Dementia with Lewy bodies. 
In 1976, Kosaka described the concept of
Dementia with Lewy bodies for the first time. Two years later, he reported three autopsied cases of Dementia with Lewy bodies.  
The term Dementia with Lewy bodies was proposed at the first international workshop held in 1995, and is now in common use.
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[Professor Emeritus Kosaka] (in Japanese). Ashitaba Mental Clinic . Retrieved 2014.
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"The Asahi Prize" . Retrieved 2014.
Kosaka K, Oyanagi S, Matsushita M, Hori A (1976). "Presenile dementia with Alzheimer-, Pick- and Lewy-body changes". Acta Neuropathol. 36 (3): 221-233. doi: 10.1007/bf00685366. PMID 188300.
Kosaka K. (1978). "Lewy bodies in cerebral cortex, report of three cases". Acta Neuropathol. 42 (2): 127-134. doi: 10.1007/bf00690978. PMID 654884.
[Japanese Society for Dementia with Lewy bodies] (in Japanese) . Retrieved 2014.