Sagamihara National Hospital (Sagamihara, Japan)
Sagamihara National Hospital has a long history for Allergy practice and research since 1960’s, and started to have the Research Center for Allergy since 1973. The Research Center was officially appointed as the National Allergy Center by our government in the year of 2000. The Clinical Research Center consists of 5 departments which include Clinical Allergy Departments for Adult and Children. In addition, the two major departments collaborate with Dermatology and ENT departments.
The Department Allergy for Adult is currently managed by Dr. Masami Taniguchi. He is one of the leading researchers in the field of Aspirin-exacerbated respiratory disease (AERD) in the world. The Department of Allergy for Children is managed by Dr. Motohiro Ebisawa, who is a world class clinical researcher in the field of Food Allergy. Both departments regularly publish numerous papers on international journals such as JACI, JACI IP, Allergy, PAI, CEA, IAA, and Allergol Int etc. In addition, they accept and train domestic young doctors interested in the field of Allergy. The Clinical Allergy Department for Children has a lot of visitors from abroad (Korea, Taiwan, China, Thailand etc.) to learn oral food challenge and oral immunotherapy for food allergy.