Ryoichi Nagata, M.D., Ph , Ph .D., FFPM, born in Kagoshima, Japan in 1958.

Dr. Nagata graduated from St . Marianna University School of Medicine in 1983 and completed Graduate  School of Kagoshima University and earned a PhD in Neuropharmacology in 1991 . He also completed  Master Course of Koyasan University and earned and a MA in Esoteric Buddhism in 2008. In 1981, Dr. Nagata was appointed to the Board of Shin Nippon Biomedical Laboratories (SNBL) and became President in 1991.

Additional posts: Chairman of SNBL USA, Ltd(since 1991), Chairman and CEO of Medipolis Proton Therapy and Research Center(since 2006), Chairman and CEO of Veritas Institute of Education (since 2010), and Honorary Consul of Kingdom Bhutan in Japan(since 2010).

Dr. Nagata presently serves on the boards of the Japanese Society of Preventive Medicine and the Japan  Medical Research Foundation. He is a Certified Doctor and Instructor for the Japanese Society of Clinical Pharmacology and a Fellow of the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine of the Royal Colleges of Physicians(FFPM).

Dr. Nagata is a member of Councilor Boards of St . Marianna University School of Medicine, Koyasan University and a Visiting Professor of University of Maryland(Baltimore, USA), St . Marianna University School of Medicine, Tokyo Medical University, Koyasan University, Yantai University (China). He was also a member of the Kagoshima University Administrative Council, which is responsible for selection of the  university president and oversight of university management, from 2012 to 2016.

Awards:

National Federation of Labor Standards Associations ’Work-Life Balance Award(1995)

Nikkei Inc.’s Regional Revitalization Contributor Award(1997)

Kagoshima Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s Industry and Economy Award(1999)

New Century Award Member of “The ASIA 500” (1999)

Award in the field of industry, 54th Minami Nippon Culture Award(2003)

Honorary Citizen of Gaoyao City, China (2006)

Specialist Area: Research on the safety and efficacy of new drugs, 178 research papers