Tetsuya Tanimoto

Company: Cancer Institute, Japanese Foundation for Cancer Research, Tokyo, Japan

Tetsuya Tanimoto, M.D. has a broad experience in internal medicine with specific expertise in hematology/oncology, clinical drug development and evaluation with a current position as a medical reviewer for new drug application at the administrative office in Tokyo.  His brief medical experiences are as follows: he started his medical career in a general internal medicine at Kyushu University in Fukuoka in 1997. Due to his interest in clinical trial design and hematology/oncology, he joined the 3-year residency program at National Cancer Center Hospital in Tokyo.  Afterwards, he was employed as a staff physician of Hematology Division at Kyushu University Hospital and Matsuyama Red Cross Hospital in Shikoku, where he was involved in the wide range of patient care including hematopoietic stem cell transplantation.  During his subsequent academic career in Tottori University Hospital in Tottori, he assumed responsibilities as a ward chief as well as an assistant professor.  Since 2007 he has been assigned as a medical reviewer at Pharmaceutical and Medical Devices Agency (http://www.pmda.go.jp/english/index.html) in Tokyo and experienced a wide range of clinical trial protocols, drug and device development strategies and review of marketing authorization applications for various cancer drugs, antibiotics, vaccines, monoclonal antibodies, blood products and diagnostic tests as well as in regulatory actions due to efficacy/safety issues.  After 5-year experience at PMDA, he starts a new career at Japanese Foundation for Cancer Research, Navitas Clinic in Tokyo and works as a visiting physician in Fukushima. In addition he is looking for opportunities to launch a collaborative project between Japan and Shanghai, China.