Dr. Toru Watanabe is an Associate Chief of the Department of Pediatrics, Niigata City General Hospital in Japan. He graduated from Niigata University School of Medicine in 1985, and has been working at the Department of Pediatrics, Niigata City General Hospital until now. He joined the Department of Cell Biology, Institute of Nephrology, Faculty of Medicine, Niigata University, from 1997 to 2001 as a guest researcher and got a PhD in 2002. His specialty is mainly pediatric nephrology, especially renal tubular disorders. He is also interest in pediatric urology, pediatric surgery, Kawasaki disease and other systemic vasculitides, and infectious diseases. He was given the Plenary Presentation Award in 1994 and the Best Clinical Research Award in 1999 from the Japanese Society for Pediatric Nephrology, an Honorary Title of Leading Article to his article in 2013 from European Journal of Pediatrics, a Key Scientific Article, featured in Global Medical Discovery (Canada) in 2013, and a Cutting-Edge Biomedical Research, featured in World Biomedical Frontiers (USA), 2013. He published more than 93 papers in international peer-reviewed journals including Pediatrics, Pediatr Nephrol, Pediatr Infect Dis J, Eur J Pediatr, Arch Dis Child, Clin Nephrol, Nephron, Acta Diabetol and others. He served as a reviewer for more than 40 international journals and has reviewed more than 300 manuscripts submitted to international journals including JAMA, BMJ Case Rep, Am J Kidney Dis, Pediatr Nephrol, J Pediatr, Pediatrics and World J Clin Pediatr. He is an Editor or Editorial Board Member of 24 international medical journals.