Title: Medical Educator, Adjunct Professor, Family and Community Medicine
Company: New York Medical College
Location: New York, New York, United States
Yoshiaki Omura, MD, ScD, Adjunct Professor at New York Medical College, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educator for dedication, achievements, and leadership in Medical Education.
Dr. Omura is an adjunct professor of New York Medical College in preventive, family, and community medicine, as well as a professor of alternative medicine with the Ukrainian National Medical University, a member of the Alumni Council of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University, and director of medical research with the Heart Disease Research Foundation in Brooklyn, New York. He is a prolific international doctor and educator, known for his expertise in surgery, pharmacology, acupuncture, and a variety of other medical techniques, as well as the invention of the Bi-Digital O-Ring test and numerous patents in the U.S. and Japan. Dr. Omura has been healing the sick since 1954, and was honored with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award, as well as inclusion in the pages of Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Education, Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, and Who’s Who in the World.
Born in Tomari, Japan to Tsunejiro and Minako Omura, Dr. Omura attended Nihon University and received a BSc in 1957 from Waseda University. He earned an MD from Yokohama University and served internships with Tokyo University Hospital and Norwalk Hospital, ultimately arriving at Columbia University in 1960 to study experimental physics. In 1965, he received a ScD from Columbia University. At the time, he was a resident physician in surgery at the Francis Delafield Hospital and Cancer Institute. From 1966 to 1972, he became an assistant professor of pharmacology at New York Medical College, and visited the University of Paris as a summer professor. Dr. Omura was a distinguished foreign scientist with the French National Institute of Health and Medical Research, and has spearheaded international groups to address cancer, heart disease, forensic research, drug detoxification, and other medical efforts.
In addition to working groups, Dr. Omura is a prolific contributor to medical literature, and still serves in an editorial capacity with the American Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine, the Scandinavian Journal of Acupuncture and Electrotherapy, and the Acupuncture & Electro-Therapeutics Research International Journal, which he founded and where he still serves as editor-in-chief. He has received numerous awards, notably the 1990 World First Qi Gong Scientist of the Year Award from the International Congress of Chinese Medicine and Qi Gong, and has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, the John Polacek Foundation, and the American Cancer Society, among numerous accolades. Dr. Omura is the proud father of Alexander Kenji, Vivienne Midori, and Richard Itsuma. He became a naturalized American citizen in 1979.
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