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.