Professor and Chairman, Department of Geriatric and Environmental Dermatology
Nagoya City University Graduate School of Medical Sciences
Professor Akimichi Morita graduated from Nagoya City University and received his MD in 1989. He later received his PhD in basic immunology at Aichi Cancer Center. As a Humboldt Foundation Fellow, he studied photobiology and photoimmunology at Duesseldorf University and underwent further training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. Since then, he has introduced numerous standard phototherapies to Japan. He was appointed Professor and Chairman of the Department of Geriatric and Environmental Dermatology at Nagoya City University Graduate School of Medical Sciences in 2003 and currently holds the position of Vice Director of Nagoya City University Hospital. He was the President of the Japanese Society of Investigative Dermatology (2018-2020) and has been involved in many other societies, such as the Japanese Society for Psoriasis Research. In 2004, Professor Morita was an international honorary member of Deutsche Dermatologische Gesellschaft. He has been a key member in many medical publications, especially the Journal of Dermatological Sciences (JDS) as Editor-in-Chief from 2008-2013. Currently, he serves as an Editor-in-Chief for Photodermatology, Photomedicine, and Photoimmunology.