Yasuhiko Tomino

Juntendo University, Japan


Yasuhiko Tomino, holder of the M.D., Ph.D. degrees, is Professor at the Division of Nephrology, Department of Internal Medicine at Juntendo University Faculty of Medicine and Dean of Juntendo University Faculty of Medicine in Japan. His research interests fall mainly in the fields of basic and clinical nephrology, with current research focusing on experimental models of kidney diseases, especially IgA nephropathy and diabetic nephropathy, and clarifying its pathogenic process by molecular biology. He started his M.D. degree at Juntendo University in 1974 and underwent postgraduate training in Sapporo City General Hospital in 1979. He completed a Ph.D. degree in Hokkaido University with a thesis focusing on complement activation in patients with IgA nephropathy in 1979. Between 1979 and 1984, he worked for Tokai University School of Medicine as an Assistant Professor, and he was then invited to Juntendo University as an Associate Professor in 1988. In 1994, he became Full Professor of Juntendo University and Dean of Juntendo University Faculty of Medicine in 2006. Professor Tomino has lectured extensively throughout Japan and the world. In particular, he has devoted himself to providing opportunities for students from Asian countries. He has authored over 500 scientific papers and book chapters. He is on the editorial boards of nine major journals of nephrology and internal medicine.

Biography Updated on 28 February 2011

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