• Dr Motomu Hashimoto

    Department of Advanced Medicine for Rheumatic Diseases, Kyoto University.

  • Motomu Hashimoto is an associate professor in the department of rheumatology at Kyoto University. He is a founder and a director representative of one of the largest multicenter registry for rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in Japan, the ANSWER (Kansai consortium for well-being of rheumatic disease patients) cohort, which includes 145,627 serial disease activity records of 11,624 RA patients collected from 6 universities and associated hospitals. He conducts clinical epidemiological researches utilizing the ANSWER cohort (1-2) and his research interest is to elucidate the real-world characteristics of molecular targeted therapies with different mode of action. He also conducts basic researches using animal models of RA and systemic lupus erythematosus (3-5). He was formerly a research fellow in Prof. Shimon Sakaguchi (known as a discoverer of regulatory T cells) laboratory at Osaka University. He was trained in clinical rheumatology with Prof. Tsuneyo Mimori and got his Ph.D. at Kyoto University.
    1. Hashimoto, et al. Arthritis Res Ther 2018
    2. Ebina, Hashimioto, et al. PLoS One 2018
    3. Matsuo, Hashimoto, et al. J Immunol 2019
    4. Hirota, Hashimoto, et al. Immunity 2018