Ryuji Kato

Dr. Ryuji Kato is an Associate Professor of Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapy and Toxicology at Osaka University of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Osaka, Japan. He completed his master’s degree in 2000 at Osaka University and began his career as a pharmacist at the Yokkaichi Social Insurance Hospital (Mie, Japan). He then moved to Osaka University of Pharmaceutical Sciences as an Assistant Professor. In 2008, he received his PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences.

His research interests primarily include the appropriate use of pharmaceutical products. He has conducted extensive research on pharmacokinetics, drug-drug interactions (chelation complexes, drug-drug interactions on cytochrome P450 or via transporters), and serious adverse side effects (QT prolongation, drug induced liver injury, interstitial pneumonia, Stevens-Johnson syndrome, and toxic epidermal necrolysis).

He is the author or co-author of approximately 70 peer-reviewed manuscripts. Dr. Kato is a member of the following academic societies: International Association of Therapeutic Drug Monitoring & Clinical Toxicology (IATDMCT), Japanese Society of Therapeutic Drug Monitoring (JSTDM), Society of Toxicology (SOT), Pharmaceutical Society of Japan, and Japanese Society of Nephrology and Pharmacotherapy (JJNP). He has been a member of IATDMCT Communication Committee since 2015 and is an inspector for JSTDM.