Dr. Shinichiro Ohshimo, MD PhD
Dr. Shinichiro Ohshimo is an Associate Professor of Department of Emergency and Critical Care Medicine at Hiroshima University (Japan). He received his undergraduate training, his MD and his residency in Respiratory Medicine at Hiroshima University (Japan). In 2006 he completed his PhD at Hiroshima University under the supervision of Professor Nobuoki Kohno, with a thesis on “Biochemical analysis of KL-6, a human MUC1 mucin, on human lung fibroblasts”. Between 2006 and 2008 he joined the Interstitial and Rare Lung Disease Unit of Ruhrlandklinik, University of Duisburg-Essen (Germany) as a research fellow under the supervision of Professor Ulrich Costabel. He engaged in the studies of bronchoalveolar lavage and acute exacerbation of interstitial lung diseases. At present, he is Associate Professor of Emergency and Critical Care Medicine at Hiroshima University. His main research interests include interstitial lung diseases and acute respiratory failure. He is an expert in the treatment of acute respiratory failure using extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO).