Dr. Kishimoto currently serves as an associate professor at Kyorin University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan.
He completed an Internal Medicine Residency program at the University of Hawaii, and a Rheumatology Fellowship program at New York University. In 2006 he took the role of Program Director of the Department of Rheumatology at the Kameda Medical Center, then from 2009 to 2019, clinical program director in St Lukes International hospital before moving on to accept his current position in 2019. Dr. Kishimoto was certified by the ABIM and Rheumatology and received an ACR Distinguished Fellow Award in 2006. He was a Steering committee member in the ‘APLAR guidelines for the management of rheumatoid arthritis/SpA and is currently a SIG member in Spondyloarthritis. He also serves as a Steering committee member in JCR guidelines for the management of RA and SpA in Japan. He is a GRAPPA and ASAS member, and Japan’s Principal Investigators for the ‘ASAS-perSpA’ studies. Dr. Kishimoto is an author of over 130 publications including NEJM and Lancet.