Tomoko Hasunuma, MD., PhD., Professor, Department of Kitasato Clinical Research Center, (KCRC) Kitasato University School of Medicine, and also Director, Clinical Trial Center, Department of Research, Kitasato University Kitasato Institute Hospital, is recognized as one of well-known clinical pharmacologist in Japan. She has been experienced numbers of early-phase and later-phase clinical trials as a primary investigator.
She graduated from medical course of Tokyo Women’s Medical University (TWMU) in 1987, and started her internal medicine residency at the same university hospital. After she finished her residency, she started her basic and clinical research on Rheumatology at Rheumatology center of TWMU, then became a research fellow at New England Regional Primate Research Center (now closed) of Harvard University in 1989. Since 1990, she started working as a research associate at Institute of Medical Science, St. Marianna University, Japan, and several reports on etiology and therapy of rheumatoid arthritis. She moved to Kitasato Institute in 1999, and started her clinical research carrier. She accomplished substantial number of clinical trials as a primary investigator until 2012, when she moved as an assistant professor to clinical division of rheumatology at Toho University school of Medicine, Tokyo. In 2015, she was welcomed to Oita University school of medicine as an associate professor of clinical pharmacology, where she accomplished several clinical studies and also educations for medical and nursery students.
Since 2017, she returned to Kitasato University as a professor of medicine, and now she is continuing clinical studies and investigations. She is also a councilor of Japanese Society of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics, and doing commission works.