Toshihide Kubo, M.D., Ph.D., is a renowned Expert in pediatric endocrinology who is presently working as a Pediatrician at the Department of Pediatrics, National Hospital Organization, Okayama Medical Center, Japan. He serves also as the Director of this department. He graduated from Okayama University Faculty of Medicine and obtained the medical license in 1984. After working as a Clinician for a while, he studied abroad at the Department of Molecular Biology, The Scripps Research Institute, USA, and researched about insulin-like growth factors as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow under Professor Shimasaki in 1995. He moved to the Department of Reproductive Medicine, University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, USA, where he worked diligently to the research of the growth factors such as inhibin as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow under Professor Erickson in 1996. He received his Ph.D. from Okayama University in 1997. His main field of interest is researching the change in hormone and body composition under treatment in children with growth hormone deficient short stature and precocious puberty. Moreover, he is interested also in infant's adult diseases very much and is researching the infantile obesity for the prevention. Particularly, he is very interested in DOHaD and is starting up a joint research with some physicians and neonatologists.
Biography Updated on 2 March 2011