Dr. Ito completed his M.D. from Nagoya City University in 1984 and Ph.D. (Cardiology) from Nagoya City University Graduate School of Medicine in 1994. He has vast experience in cardiology, especially interventional cardiology (coronary and peripheral artery disease) and cardiac rehabilitation. He worked at a few affiliations of Nagoya City University from 1984-1996 as a cardiologist. He was a research scientist at the Washington (DC) Hospital Center (Interventional Cardiology) from 1996-1998. He worked at Nagoya City University as an instructor from 1998-2001. He was a director at Toyohashi Heart Center from 2001-2004, at Moriyama Municipal Hospital from 2004-2007, and at Nagoya City East Medical Center from 2007. He works at Sankuro Hospital, Toyota, Japan since February, 2016. Since 2007 he also has worked as a director of Japan Cardiovascular Imaging Core Laboratory (Japan CICL). Dr. Ito works as a director at Japan Cardiovascular Imaging Core Laboratory (J-CICL, Tokyo, Japan) in many interventional randomized controlled trials. He is editorial board members of several scientific journals regarding cardiology.
Dr. Ito major area of research includes interventional cardiology, especially in invasive coronary imaging (QCA, OCT, IVUS etc.) , cardiac rehabilitation, and physical fitness.