Toshio Nishikimi was graduated from the Osaka City Medical University, Osaka, Japan, in 1982, and received his M.D. degree from the same university. Then, he acquired his Ph.D. degree in 1987. He worked as a Reseach Fellow in Ochsner Mediacl Foundation from 1989 to 1991. His supervisor at the Ochsner was Dr. Frohlich, where he studied the glomerular hemodynamics in heart failure and hypertension. He served with the medical staff in the National Cardiovascular Center between 1993 and 1996 and started the new research of adrenomedullin and brain natriuretic peptide with Dr. Kangawa who discovered both peptides. He promoted to the Head of the Division of Hypertension at the National Cardiovascular Center Research Institute. Dr. Nishikimi was the head of a research team working in the area of the cardiovascular peptide. Then, he moved to Dokkyo Medical University in 1999. In addition, he has continued the research of adrenomedullin and natriuretic peptide in cardiovascular field, especially heart failure, cardiac hypertrophy, hypertension, pulmonary hypertension, and so on. Nishikimi has a lot of science papers regarding adrenomedullin and natriuretic peptide. He wrote a book named Adrenomedullin in Cardiovascular Disease in 2005 as an Editor.
Biography Updated on 12 September 2008