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Advancing Knowledge. Enhancing Care.

Advancing Knowledge. Enhancing Care.





Professor of Dermatology
Ehime University Graduate School of Medicine

Masamoto Murakami, MD, PhD

Dr. Masamoto Murakami is an Associate Professor of Dermatology at Ehime University Graduate School of Japan. He received his medical degree from St. Marianna University, School of Medicine, Japan, in 1990 and his PhD in Pathology from Fujita Health University School of Medicine in 1995. He served as an Assistant Professor of Pathology at the school until 2001 when he became a postdoctoral research fellow in dermatology at the University of California San Diego, United States. In 2003, he returned to Japan to become a senior resident in Asahikawa Medical University’s Dermatology Department. He was promoted to Assistant Professor in 2006, then to Senior Assistant Professor in 2009. He transferred to Ehime University in 2012 and was promoted to his current position in 2018. Dr. Murakami’s dermatology interests are pathomechanisms of pustulosis, including palmoplantar pustulosis and psoriasis, and skin antimicrobial peptides. He is a councilor for the International Psoriasis Council (IPC), the Japanese Society for Investigative Dermatology (JSID), the Japanese Society of Pathology (JSP), and a delegate for the Japanese Dermatological Association (JDA). He is also a member of several national and international scientific societies, including the Society for Investigative Dermatology (SID), European Society for Dermatological Research (ESDR), the Japanese Society for Psoriasis Research (JSPS), and Group for Research and Assessment of Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis (GRAPPA).
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Areas of Interest

Pustulosis, palmoplantar pustulosis, and psoriasis.

Languages Spoken

English, Japanese