Invited Faculty
  • Masato Okada
    St. Luke's Int'l Hosp.
  • Dr. Masato Okada graduated from medical school in 1989, but his unwavering dedication to the field of clinical rheumatology has been evident since 1987, when he completed a rotation at a renowned rheumatology center. His commitment to providing exceptional care for patients with lupus has been a constant driving force throughout his career. Following a brief period of training at a University Hospital in Japan, he embarked on an educational journey in the United States, attending esteemed institutions such as the Beth Israel Medical Center for Internal Medicine and Yale University for Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology.
    From 1997 to 2006, Dr. Masato Okada expanded his professional horizons by practicing at the American Hospital of Paris in France, where he gained invaluable international experience and expertise in European rheumatology. In 2006, he returned to Japan and founded the Immuno-Rheumatology Center at St. Luke's International University Hospital. Under his leadership, numerous graduates from the rheumatology program have gone on to hold prominent positions as chiefs of rheumatology sections across Japan.
    Dr. Masato Okada also holds the title of Visiting Professor at Aichi Medical University. In the past two years alone, he has published over 20 papers as either the first or last author, primarily focusing on advancements and research in the field of lupus.
    Research & Clinical Focus


    Lupus nephritis

  • Date Time Room Session Title Lecture Title
    May 18 18:30-19:10 Room Grand Ballroom 101+102 [Evening Symposium 1 - AstraZeneca] Turning the Page in Lupus Management A new chapter in lupus care: How can we improve long-term outcomes for patients?