He is a director of the Department of Diffuse Lung Diseases and Respiratory Failure, Clinical Research Center, National Hospital Organization Kinki-Chuo Chest Medical Center, and an invited associate professor, Osaka University. He is working as a pulmonary physician with clinical staffs and as a researcher with laboratory staffs. He is specialized in interstitial lung diseases, including smoking related lung diseases, and other rare lung diseases (LAM, PAP, LCH, etc.). He is serving as a head of the scientific assembly of ILD of Japanese Respiratory Society, a head of the scientific assembly of ILD of Asian Pacific Society of Rrepirology. He is also serving as ATS/ERS/(JRS) board members of several guidelines for IIPs, LAM, and PAP and advisory board of patients support society (the LAM foudation, the PAP foundation, etc.).
Biography Updated on 11 January 2011