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Clinical Assistant Professor, Medicine - Immunology & Rheumatology
BioTamiko Katsumoto, MD, is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Division of Immunology and Rheumatology at Stanford University. She earned her MD from the University of California, San Francisco. She completed her internal medicine residency and rheumatology fellowship at UCSF, including a postdoc in the immunology lab of Dr. Arthur Weiss. She is passionate about sustainable whole-food plant-rich diets with respect to both individual and planetary health, and she is fascinated by the impact of diet on inflammation and autoimmunity. She serves as the director of the Stanford Immune Related Toxicity Working Group, a multidisciplinary group which aims to improve the quality of care of cancer patients on immune checkpoint inhibitors. Dr. Katsumoto’s research interests include the discovery of novel biomarkers to predict the development of immune-related adverse events (irAEs) in patients on immune checkpoint inhibitor therapies, and optimizing the management of such complications. She has a particular interest in how diet and the microbiome may impact inflammatory conditions, including irAEs. She is fascinated by the relationship between cancer and autoimmune diseases such as scleroderma and dermatomyositis, and the paraneoplastic manifestations of various cancers. She is involved in several clinical trials at Stanford and has spent time at Genentech, where she led several clinical trials in immunology.
Wilson F Kuswanto, MD, PhD
Instructor, Medicine - Immunology & Rheumatology
Postdoctoral Medical Fellow, Immunology and Rheumatology
BioDr. Kuswanto is a physician scientist, board-certified Rheumatologist and instructor of medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine. He is currently working with Garry Nolan, PhD and William Robinson MD, PhD to unravel the tissue immune responses in Rheumatologic diseases. Dr. Kuswanto obtained his medical degree at Harvard Medical School, earning his PhD in Immunology with Diane Mathis and Christophe Benoist where he uncovered the role of the immune system in tissue repair and regeneration. He later moved to Stanford University to complete his residency training and Rheumatology fellowship.