Dr. J.D. Kato obtained a bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of British Columbia. After traveling and working overseas for two years, he obtained his DC from Palmer College of Chiropractic West in San Jose, California where he was his class’s valedictorian. He pursued his interest in academics and teaching by becoming the first teaching fellow in the prestigious fellowship program at the New York Chiropractic College. As part of his fellowship he taught several classes while completing a Master’s degree in Exercise and Sports Science at Ithaca College. His on-going clinical experience includes over 10 years working in hospital-based cardiac rehabilitation programs, as well as running his chiropractic private practice. In cardiac rehab he has worked with over two thousand heart patients, prescribing exercise to treat cardiovascular disease and to improve quality of life. Given the high prevalence of diabetes in individuals with heart disease, he became a certified diabetes educator through self-directed study. In his work as a chiropractor, he assesses patients for injuries and physical impairments. He employs a wide range of treatment modalities including chiropractic adjustments, soft tissue massage, physical therapies, counseling on healthy lifestyle choices and prescribing rehabilitation exercises. Some of his other professional accomplishments include publications in both scientific and professional journals, as well as providing continuing education seminars to clinicians and personal trainers locally and at the national level.