Dr. Stephen L. Nishimura is an expert in pulmonary pathology with an emphasis on interstitial lung disease (ILD) and lung cancer. In his research, Nishimura is investigating the regulation of cell behavior related to development, cell signaling, tumor growth, metastasis, the formation and differentiation of blood vessels and wound repair, particularly in the lungs. Nishimura earned his medical degree from the University of Vermont College of Medicine. He then completed fellowships in anatomic pathology and laboratory medicine, as well as molecular and cell biology at UCSF. Nishimura also completed a fellowship in pulmonary pathology at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology in Washington, D.C.
Nishimura is the recipient of numerous honors and awards including the American Lung Association, UCSF Academic Senate and American Cancer Society. He is a member of the American Society for Cell Biology and the American Society of Investigative Pathology. Currently, he holds the position of associate professor in residence in the department of pathology at UCSF.
University of Vermont College of Medicine 1988
UCSF Medical Center, Anatomic Pathology 1991
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