Scientific Advisors

Dr. Nishimura is Chief of Pathology at San Francisco General Hospital. He also serves as an Endowed Chair and Professor in the Department of Pathology at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Nishimura is an expert in pulmonary pathology, specializing in interstitial lung disease and lung cancer. He is currently investigating the regulation of cell behavior related to development, cell signaling, tumor growth, metastasis, blood vessel formation and differentiation, and wound repair. Dr. Nishimura earned his medical degree from the University of Vermont's Larner College of Medicine. He then completed a residency in anatomic pathology and laboratory medicine, as well as a fellowship in molecular and cell biology, at UCSF. He also completed a fellowship in pulmonary pathology at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology. Dr. Nishimura has received numerous honors and awards from organizations including the American Lung Association, UCSF Academic Senate and American Cancer Society. He is a member of the American Society for Cell Biology and American Society for Investigative Pathology.