Satoshi Kamidani, MD, PhD

Associate Director of the Emory Children's Center - Vaccine Research Clinic


Dr. Satoshi Kamidani is the Associate Director of the Emory Children’s Center - Vaccine Research Clinic. He is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and an Attending Physician in Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Emory University School of Medicine and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. He completed his medical and PhD degrees at the University of Toyama in Japan. Dr. Kamidani completed his residency in Pediatrics at the National Center for Child Health and Development in Tokyo, Japan, as well as at the University of Colorado, and his fellowship in Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Emory University. Dr. Kamidani focuses his research on the epidemiology of vaccine-preventable diseases, vaccine safety, and vaccine clinical trials. He has served as an Investigator of the Emory Vaccine and Treatment Evaluation Unit (VTEU) and has been actively involved in VTEU and industry-sponsored clinical trials, including COVID-19 and RSV vaccines. In addition, Dr. Kamidani serves as the Emory site Principal Investigator of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Overcoming COVID-19 Project to assess COVID-19 vaccine effectiveness in children and adolescents. Dr. Kamidani has also served as a member of the CDC’s Clinical Immunization Safety Assessment (CISA) Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C) Work Group, as well as a member of CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) MMR Vaccine Work Group. His work has been published in a number of leading journals, including the New England Journal of Medicine, Clinical Infectious Diseases, and Lancet Child and Adolescent Health.

Link to Dr. Kamidani's PubMed articles