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Kazuhito Shimada

Kazuhito Shimada, Japanese health facility administrator. Diplomate American Board Preventive Medicine (delegate aerospace medicine 1997); certified National Aeronautics and Space Administration International Flight Surgeon, International Space Station Flight Surgeon. Recipient Certified, Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates, 1983.

Background

  • Shimada, Kazuhito was born on February 18, 1959 in Asahi, Chiba, Japan. Son of Tsutomu and Natsumi (Nomura).

  • Education

    • Doctor of Medicine, University Tsukuba, Japan, 1983. Doctor of Philosophy, University Tsukuba, Japan, 1987. Master of Science in Aerospace Medicine, Wright State University, 1995.

    Career

    • Otorhinolaryngologist Saku Sogo Hospital, Nagano, Japan, 1987-1988. Chief otolaryngology Ibaraki Kenritsu Chuo Hospital, Japan, 1989-1993. Chief medical operations Japan Manned Space Systems Corporation, Tsuchiura, 1998-1999.

      Medical officer Space Station Department, National Space Development Agency of Japan, Ibaraki, 1993—2003, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, Ibaraki, since 2003. Founding director Kenritsu Rehabilitation Center, Ibaraki, 1989-1990. Instructor Wright State University, Ohio, 1993-1995.

      Resident National Aeronautics and Space Administration Johnson Space Center, 1995-1996. Lecturer University Tsububa, since 2000,, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, since 2005.

    Major achievements

    • Diplomate American Board Preventive Medicine (delegate aerospace medicine 1997). Certified National Aeronautics and Space Administration International Flight Surgeon, International Space Station Flight Surgeon.

    Works

    • Author: Sailplane Aerobatics, Japanese edition, 1990, Practical Wave Flying (translation), 1992.

    Membership

    Member American Medical Association, American College Preventive Medicine, Aerospace Medical Association of the United States and Japan, Civil Aviation Medical Association (United States), Oto-Rhino-Laryngological Society of Japan (delegate).

    Personality

    Interests

    Flying, amateur radio, skiing, amateur astronomy, Judo.

    Connections

    • Son of; married Fumi Matsuyama, September 30, 1990. Children: Yumi, Eiji, Mina.
    • father: Tsutomu Son
    • mother: Natsumi (Nomura) Son
    • spouse: Fumi Matsuyama
    • children: Yumi Shimada
    • Eiji Shimada
    • Mina Shimada
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    Born February 18, 1959
    (age 58)
    Nationality
    • 1983
      University Tsukuba
    • 1987
      University Tsukuba
    • 1995
      Wright State University
    • 1987 - 1988
      Otorhinolaryngologist Saku Sogo Hospital
      Nagano, Japan
    • 1989 - 1993
      chief otolaryngology Ibaraki Kenritsu Chuo Hospital
      Japan
    • 1993 - 2003
      medical officer, Space Station Department
      Ibaraki, Japan
    • 1998 - 1999
      chief medical operations Japan Manned Space Systems Corporation
    • 2003
      medical officer, Space Station Department
      Ibaraki, Japan

    Award