Dr. Kimihiko Oishi , Assistant Professor in the Department of Genetics and Genomic Sciences and Department of Pediatrics at Mt. Sinai hospital in NYC, visited our campus on November 12th, 2018. Despite everyone`s busy fall schedule, over 50 undergraduate and graduate students, along with several residents and professors, were in attendance to listen to Dr. Oishi speak about his unique career path from Japan to NYC over the past 20 years.
Dr. Oishi received his medical degree from Jikei University School of Medicine in Tokyo, followed by a Pediatrics residency at Jikei University Hospital. After his research fellowship in Dr. Gelb’s molecular cardiology laboratory at Mount Sinai, he completed his Pediatrics residency and Medical Genetics fellowship at Mount Sinai Hospital. He joined the faculty at Mount Sinai after completing his fellowship in 2014. His current research focuses on inborn errors of metabolism and familial tumor syndromes.
He is a clinical geneticist and serves as an attending physician in Medical Genetics in the Biochemical Genetics Clinic and as an attending physician in General Pediatrics, particularly for children from Japanese speaking families at the Mount Sinai Medical Center.
Dr. Oishi provided our students and faculty with a passionate presentation, which was followed by a lively q and a session, taking us way over our scheduled finish time.
We wish him continued success in NY and eagerly await his return to Kanazawa University.