Personnel Information



Job title



It has been a great honor to be in a position to lead a great team of professionals in the Department of Critical Care Medicine at Tokyo Medical and Dental University. As the first freestanding chair of critical care medicine, I understand the responsibilities and the expectations that this position holds for everyone. I look forward to working with my staff and everyone to blaze a new path of tradition in critical care medicine in Japan.

Graduating School 【 display / non-display

  • Tokai University, Faculty of Medicine, Graduated

Campus Career 【 display / non-display

  • 2016.09
    Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences, Medical and Dental Sciences, Comprehensive Patient Care, Intensive Care Medicine, Professor
  • 2018.04
    Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences, Medical and Dental Sciences, Comprehensive Patient Care, Intensive Care Medicine, Professor

Academic Society Affiliations 【 display / non-display

  • Society of Critical Care Medicine

Research Areas 【 display / non-display

  • Respiratory organ internal medicine


Research Theme 【 display / non-display

  • Hospital Acquired Pneumonia, ARDS in ICU

  • Rapid Response Team, Critical Care Outreach Team

  • Effective Medical Creation

  • Critical Care System Improvement

Published Papers & Misc 【 display / non-display

  • Jonathan E Sevransky, William Checkley, Phabiola Herrera, Brian W Pickering, Juliana Barr, Samuel M Brown, Steven Y Chang, David Chong, David Kaufman, Richard D Fremont, Timothy D Girard, Jeffrey Hoag, Steven B Johnson, Mehta P Kerlin, Janice Liebler, James O'Brien, Terence O'Keefe, Pauline K Park, Stephen M Pastores, Namrata Patil, Anthony P Pietropaoli, Maryann Putman, Todd W Rice, Leo Rotello, Jonathan Siner, Sahul Sajid, David J Murphy, Greg S Martin, . Protocols and Hospital Mortality in Critically Ill Patients: The United States Critical Illness and Injury Trials Group Critical Illness Outcomes Study. Crit. Care Med.. 2015.10; 43 (10): 2076-2084. ( PubMed, DOI )

  • Marc A Judson, Robert P Baughman, Ulrich Costabel, Marjolein Drent, Kevin F Gibson, Ganesh Raghu, Hidenobu Shigemitsu, Joseph B Barney, Daniel A Culver, Nabeel Y Hamzeh, Marlies S Wijsenbeek, Carlo Albera, Isham Huizar, Prasheen Agarwal, Carrie Brodmerkel, Rosemary Watt, Elliot S Barnathan. Safety and efficacy of ustekinumab or golimumab in patients with chronic sarcoidosis. Eur. Respir. J.. 2014.11; 44 (5): 1296-1307. ( PubMed, DOI )

  • Marc A Judson, Ulrich Costabel, Marjolein Drent, Athol Wells, Lisa Maier, Laura Koth, Hidenobu Shigemitsu, Dan A Culver, Jeffrey Gelfand, Dominique Valeyre, Nadera Sweiss, Elliott Crouser, Adam S Morgenthau, Elyse E Lower, Arata Azuma, Mami Ishihara, Shin-Ichiro Morimoto, Tetsuo Tetsuo Yamaguchi, Noriharu Shijubo, Jan C Grutters, Misha Rosenbach, Hui-Ping Li, Paola Rottoli, Yoshikazu Inoue, Antje Prasse, Robert P Baughman, The Wasog Sarcoidosis Organ Assessment Instrument Investigators. The WASOG Sarcoidosis Organ Assessment Instrument: An update of a previous clinical tool. Sarcoidosis Vasc Diffuse Lung Dis. 2014.04; 31 (1): 19-27. ( PubMed )

  • Hidenobu Shigemitsu, Ngozi Orjioke, Jabi E Shriki, John Varras, Michael N Koss. A middle-aged man with cough, chest pain, and pulmonary artery filling defect: primary pulmonary artery sarcoma. Chest. 2014.02; 145 (2): 407-410. ( PubMed, DOI )

  • Johanna P Cremers, Marjolein Drent, Aalt Bast, Hidenobu Shigemitsu, Robert P Baughman, Dominique Valeyre, Nadera J Sweiss, Tim L Jansen. Multinational evidence-based World Association of Sarcoidosis and Other Granulomatous Disorders recommendations for the use of methotrexate in sarcoidosis: integrating systematic literature research and expert opinion of sarcoidologists worldwide. Curr Opin Pulm Med. 2013.09; 19 (5): 545-561. ( PubMed, DOI )

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Books etc 【 display / non-display

  • Shigemitsu H, Orjioke, Luraschi C. Idiopathic Interstitial Pneumonias. Jaycee Brothers Medical Publishers, 2017.06

  • Shigemitsu H, Patel H, Schreiber MP. Extrapulmonary Sarcoidosis. 2013.09

  • Shigemitsu H, Orjioke N. Sjogren's Disease and Lung. 2011.05

  • Koss MN, Shigemitsu H. Lymphocytic Interstitial Pneumonitis and other Pulmonary Lymphoproliferative Disorders. 2008.08

  • Shigemitsu H, Sharma OP. Granulomatous Lung Disease. Disease for Pulmonologists: Diagnosis and Treatment . 2007.06

Conference Activities & Talks 【 display / non-display

  • Shigemitsu H. The Future of Propionibacterial and Mycobacterial Organsims as Potential Cause of Sarcoidosis. 2016.10.07

  • Shigemitsu H. Etiology of Sarcoidosis. 2016.10.07

  • Shigemitsu H. End of Life Care in the ICU. 2016.02.13

Awards & Honors 【 display / non-display

  • Las Vegas Sun Health Care Quarterly: Top Doctors,Vegas Inc,2017.05

  • Best ICU doctor,University Medical Center, Las Vegas, Nevada,2017.03

  • Top Doctors,Vegas Seven Magazine,2017.02