Tsutomu Takeuchi, MD, PhD
Professor of Rheumatology, Department of Internal Medicine - Keio University School of Medicine in Tokyo, Japan
Dr. Tsutomu Takeuchi is Professor of Rheumatology, Division of Rheumatology, Department of Internal Medicine, Keio University School of Medicine in Tokyo, Japan, one of the APLAR Center of Excellence for Research, training and Education and Patient Care.
After completing his medical education at Keio University School of Medicine, Dr. Takeuchi was awarded clinical and research fellowships in the Division of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology at Keio University School of Medicine. Subsequently, he was a research fellow at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, Massachusetts, where his research centered on human immunology.
He has been served as the general director of Keio University Hospital since October 1st, 2013. Keio University Hospital is approved as one of eleven centers of excellence Hospital for clinical studies in Japan by Japanese Ministry of Labor, Health and Welfare. After completion of the term of general director, he is now appointed as vice president of Keio University since August 1st 2017.
His major research interests are pathogenesis, translational research and clinical studies/trials for autoimmune diseases including rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, vasculitis, and Sjogren’s syndrome. He is a principal investigator/investigator of clinical trials against Rheumatoid Arthritis and SLE.
Dr. Takeuchi is a productive author and researcher. He has published more than 300 original articles and more than 1000 citations in peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Takeuchi serves as a chairman of international affairs of JCR. He is a president of the Japanese Society for Inflammation and Regeneration and Japanese society of Sjogren’s syndrome.