Dr Uchiyama is originally from St. Louis, Missouri and received his medical training at St. Louis University.  He completed his internal medicine and rheumatology training at St. Louis University as well.  His interest was in juvenile idiopathic arthritis and iridocyclitis.  He performed the first immunofluorescence studies on frozen sectioned whole human eye tissue.

He practiced both rheumatology and internal medicine in Chesterfield, Missouri at St. Luke’s Hospital and participated in the education of residents at St. Lukes.

His interests outside of medicine include raising his family,  Boy Scouts, cross country bicycling,  gardening,   woodworking,  origami, civil rights work - the Japanese American Citizen’s League,  Bible study.


Undergraduate Stanford University (1976), Biology
Medical School Saint Louis University Main Campus (1980), Medicine

Research Interest

  • Cocaine and Levamisole induced autoimmunity


Honors & Awards

  • Best Doctors, 2011 St. Louis Magazine
  • Best Doctors, 2010 St. Louis Magazine
  • Best Doctors, 2009 St. Louis Magazine
  • Best Doctors, 2008 St. Louis Magazine

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American College of Rheumatology (2011)