Log In

Mikio Kimura Edit Profile

educator , physician , researcher

Mikio Kimura, Japanese physician, researcher, educator. Achievements include research in mechanisms of experimental autoimmune disease models; characterization a new strain of mice developing autoimmunity; development of travel medicine in Japan; first to establishment of a nationwide network for treating tropical diseases in Japan. Grants-in-Aid Science Research, Minister Health, Labour and Welfare, Japan, since 2001.

Background

Kimura, Mikio was born on October 3, 1946 in Kazo, Saitama, Japan. Son of Shigeru and Toku Kimura.

Education

Doctor of Medicine, University Tokyo, 1972. Doctor of Philosophy, University Tokyo, 1979.

Career

Visiting scientist Central Laboratory Netherlands Red Cross Blood Transfusion Service, 1982—1984. Trainee in internal medicine University Tokyo Hospital, 1972. Clinical associate Institute Medical Science Hosp.l, University Tokyo, 1972—1978, assistant professor, 1978—1982, 1984—2000.

Head Infectious Disease Surveillance Center, National Institute Infectious Diseases, 2000—2007, Shin Yamanote Hospital, Japan Anti-Tuberculosis Association, since 2007.

Achievements

  • Achievements include research in mechanisms of experimental autoimmune disease models. Characterization a new strain of mice developing autoimmunity. Development of travel medicine in Japan.

    First to establishment of a nationwide network for treating tropical diseases in Japan.

Membership

Member of Japanese Association Infectious Diseases (councilors board member), Japanese Society Travel and Health, Japanese Society Tropical Medicine, Asia-Pacific Travel Health Society (director), International Society Travel Medicine (editorial board).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Music.

Connections

Married Michie Yagi, May 5, 1975. Children: Ryuji, Masato.

father:
Shigeru Kimura

mother:
Toku Kimura

spouse:
Michie Yagi

child:
Ryuji Kimura

child:
Masato Kimura