Haruko Yamamoto

Chair’s Award for Outstanding Contribution to Global Health

Dr. Haruko Yamamoto, a specialist of neurology, is the Chief Medical Officer/ Associate Executive Director at the Pharmaceutical and Medical Devices Agency. She has led the academic research organization at the National Cardiovascular Center for more than ten years, while worked as a specialist in cerebrovascular diseases. She also has led several investigator-initiated clinical studies evaluating new drugs and high-risk medical devices. She served as a member of the DIA Advisory Council of Japan for four years, and is a member of program committee of the Medical Device Symposium. Dr. Yamamoto holds a PhD in medicine from Osaka University, and teaches regulatory science in several graduate schools of medicine as an invited lecturer.