Motohiro Ebisawa, MD, PhD
Motohiro Ebisawa is the director of Allergy at Clinical Research Center for Allergy and Rheumatology, Sagamihara National Hospital and the visiting Professor of the Jikei University School of Medicine. He graduated from The Jikei University School of Medicine in Tokyo, Japan in 1985 and took a short visiting resident course in the department of Pediatrics at St. Thomas Hospital in London, England. He completed his postgraduate studies at the Jikei University School of Medicine, where his earned his PhD. He did postdoctoral fellowship on the analysis of “mechanisms of eosinophil specific recruitment” in Dr. Robert P. Schleimer’s laboratory at Johns Hopkins University from 1991-1993. After coming back to his home country, he started a food allergy practice and research at Sagamihara National Hospital in 1995. He has won multiple awards, including the Allergy 2000 International Young Investigator Award, and has authored more than 100 articles in peer-reviewed international publications.
He is a leading expert in food allergies and currently serves as the President-Elect on the Board of Directors of WAO, where he has served in different leadership roles since 2010 (member-at-large, 2010-2013, Treasurer, 2014-2015, and Secretary General, 2016-2017). In addition to his WAO tenure, Dr. Ebisawa serves on the Executive Board of Directors of the Japanese Society of Allergology (JSA), Board of Directors of Japanese Society of Pediatric Allergy and Clinical Immunology (JSPACI) and Board of Directors of Asia Pacific Association of Pediatric Allergy, Respirology and Immunology (APAPARI), Chair of the Food Allergy Committee of JSPACI, and is a member of the Collegium Internationale Allergogica (CIA).