Dr. Hiroyuki Tomimitsu
Present position: Director, JA Toride Medical Center, Ibaraki 302-0022, Japan
Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Rural Medicine (JRM)
Director, Japanese Association of Rural Medicine (JARM)
Former Secretary-General, International Association of Rural Health and Medicine (IARM)
Dr. Tomimitsu graduated from Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU), Tokyo, Japan in 1994. He has been a member of the Department of Neurology and Neurological Science in TMDU since his graduation. After he had trained clinical medicine in several hospitals and studied in the graduate school, he acquired academic degree of medicine in 2003. He has worked for neurologist in JA Toride Medical Center and the clinical professor of Neurology in TMDU since 2012.
He has been a member of JARM since 2012 and assumed today the Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Rural Medicine (JRM), an official journal of two associations, IARM and JARM.
His expert theme is clinical neurology, especially myology. His main achievements are mentioned below.
- Tomimitsu H, Ohta A, Nagai M, et al. Epidemiologic analysis of the clinical features of Japanese patients with polymyositis and dermatomyositis. Mod Rheumatol. 2016;26:398-402.
- Tomimitsu H, Shimizu J, Ishikawa K, et al. Distal myopathy with rimmed vacuoles (DMRV): new GNE mutations and splice variant. Neurology. 2004 May 11;62:1607-10.