Tomoko S. Kato graduated from Nagoya City University in 1994 and received Ph.D. from Nagoya University. She trained as a transplant fellow at Stanford University and worked as a faculty member at the Advanced Heart failure Program at Columbia University. She specialized in heart failure, heart transplant and mechanical circulatory support, cardiac imaging, and cardiac pathology. She has served as the Asian Regional Ambassador of the International Heart and Lung Transplantation Foundation since 2022. Tomoko S. Kato published more than 150 peer-reviewed manuscripts, and hear total impact factor to date is over 800.