Kiminari Kataoka, MD has almost 10 years of experience as an orthopaedic surgeon. He earned his medical degree from Saga University School of Medicine in Japan. He is currently enrolled at Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine, studying the effects of micro-fragmented adipose tissue (MFAT) on articular cartilage regeneration. He also had experience working in sports medicine in Japan, working as a game physician for a professional soccer team. Dr. Kataoka joined SPRI in April of 2023 as a post-doctorate scholar and is working on cartilage regeneration using pluripotent stem cells.