Dr. Takuya Kotani, MD, PhD, is a highly regarded expert in rheumatology specializing in connective tissue diseases (CTDs). With extensive clinical experience and research contributions, Dr. Kotani has made significant advancements in the field. They graduated from Osaka Medical College, completed residency training at Osaka Medical College, and held notable positions, including assistant professor and medical director. Dr. Kotani’s clinical expertise lies in CTDs, interstitial lung diseases with CTDs, and general internal medicine. Their research focuses on developing novel treatments using mouse models, such as mesenchymal stem cells and sustained-release nanoparticles. They are affiliated with prestigious organizations, including the Japanese Society of Internal Medicine, the Japanese Society for Rheumatology, and the Japanese Society for Regenerative Medicine. Dr. Takuya Kotani is widely respected for their exceptional patient care, significant research contributions, and influential leadership in rheumatology and CTDs.