Motohiro Ebisawa, MD, PhD, FAAAAI
Motohiro Ebisawa is the Vice-director of Clinical Research Center for Allergy and Rheumatology, National Hospital Organization, 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 short visiting resident course in the department of Pediatrics at St. Thomas Hospital in London, UK. He completed his postgraduate studies at the Jikei University School of Medicine, where he 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. He also had a chance to visit Hugh Sampson’s food allergy unit regularly during his fellowship. After coming back to Japan, he started food allergy practice and research at Sagamihara National Hospital since 1995. He has published more than 150 papers on International journals in addition to numerous numbers on domestic ones.
He is a leading expert in food allergies in Japan and currently serves as the President of the World Allergy Organization (WAO), where he has served in different leadership roles since 2010 (member at large 2010-2013, Treasurer 2014-2015, Secretary General 2016-2017, and President-elect 2018-2019).