Nise Hitomi Yamaguchi (Maringá, May 6, 1959) is a Brazilian physician with the American ECFMG-ES tests. She has a master's degree in immunology and a doctorate in oncology clinical medicine, and she's an international speaker for matters of health.[1][2] As a scientist, her area of research is personalized medicine, translational research in oncology, and immunology. She utilizes knowledge of genetics, epigenetics, and omics to understand and treat many diseases, including cancer. As of April 2022, she is not affiliated with any political party.[3]

Nise Yamaguchi
Nise Hitomi Yamaguchi

(1959-05-06) May 6, 1959 (age 64)
Maringá, Paraná, Brazil
EducationUniversity of São Paulo (MBBS)

Master Degree in Immunology

PhD in Clinical Medicine with Molecular Biology in conjunction with the MD Anderson Cancer Center labs.
Known forWorld Tobacco Control, Personalized Medicine, Immunology and Pandemics, Early treatments
Medical career
FieldOncology and immunology
InstitutionsIntegrated Advances in Medicine (IAM) and International Nise Yamaguchi Foundation

Professional career Edit

Yamaguchi graduated with a degree in medicine from the Faculty of Medicine of the University of São Paulo in 1982 and completed her residency in clinical medicine in immunology and allergies at the Hospital das Clínicas da Universidade de São Paulo (HCFMUSP) in 1988.

During her studies, she took courses in Germany and Switzerland on the humanistic view of patients and their families. She also participated in training in New York City with scientists at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. While at the Cancer Center, she studied tumor immunology and went on to defend her master's thesis in immunology at HCFMUSP in 1993. Yamaguchi completed her doctoral thesis in conjunction with translational labs at the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, United States. She is board certified in clinical oncology and immunology by the Brazilian Medical Association and in Oncology by the European Society of Medical Oncology.[4]

Recognition Edit

Dr. Yamaguchi became known internationally for her strong activity to approve the WHO-supported Framework Convention for Tobacco Control, which ended up in Brazil adopting an indoor tobacco-free environment and many other regulations that prevent cancer and protect people of non-communicable chronic degenerative diseases. She participated in international forums for tobacco cessation with members of the European Parliament in Austria.

As an immunologist with previous experience in public health, Dr. Yamaguchi participated in many conferences about diagnosis, early treatments (including the controversial protocols which included the administration of hydroxychloroquine), and vaccines throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. She was mentioned as a possible successor to the then Minister of Health Luiz Henrique Mandetta,[5] and defended support measures and early treatments for COVID-19.[4] She has always denied that would be appointed to the Health Ministry, although there was always some speculation every time there was a change there.[6][7][8]

Dr. Yamaguchi has served in governments of different political backgrounds. Her work has addressed diversity, equality, and inclusion in the prevention and health quality of life issues, with a strong commitment to access to right and timely basis treatments, especially in cancer and non-communicable chronic diseases for low- and middle-income populations throughout the world. During the AIDS and H1N1 epidemics, she served as an immunologist and clinical advisor to different governments. She is also devoted to the issue of governance in public affairs and works as a volunteer with a group led by Dr. Nelson Teich, which she helped create, about governance in health provision by the public and private domains.

Her current work is as a clinician, director of the Institute of Advances in Medicine in Brazil; and as a physician, taking care of her patients in different hospitals, including the Hospital Albert Einstein.

Awards given to Dr. Yamaguchi include the recognition of the Brazilian Cancer Institute for her activities against tobacco; the Jimmie Holland Award by the Brazilian Society of Psycho-Oncology; the Joseph Cullen Award from the International Association for Lung Cancer Studies; the Mario Kroeff Medal from the Brazilian Cancer Society; the recognition of the lifelong achievements by the World Prevention Alliance in Lyon; and International Prevention and Research Institute.

Dr. Yamaguchi has written a book named The Human being facing cancer and the will to cure, nominated for the Jabuti Prize, and is in the second edition by UNESP editors. She participated in the organization of two books by the International Prevention and Research Institute (World Cancer and Breast Cancer).

During the Covid-19 health emergency in Brazil she allegedly took part in a shadow cabinet to advise then president Jair Bolsonaro, advocating for the use of hydroxychloroquine and other drugs without proven efficacy in early-stage Covid-19 cases, as well as for the easying of the social distancing measures, in order to accelerate herd immunity, which she and other doctors thought would end the pandemic.[9]

References Edit

  1. ^ "Nise Yamaguchi". Museu da Pessoa. Retrieved 16 April 2020.
  2. ^ "Quem é a médica Nise Yamaguchi, a próxima a depor na CPI da Pandemia". CNN Brasil (in Brazilian Portuguese). Retrieved 1 June 2021.
  3. ^ "Defensora da cloroquina, Nise Yamaguchi se filia ao PROS para disputar vaga no Senado". (in Brazilian Portuguese). 2022-04-03. Retrieved 2022-06-08.
  4. ^ a b Rosário, Mariana (7 April 2020). "Quem é Nise Yamaguchi, a imunologista que defende o uso da cloroquina". Veja. Retrieved 16 April 2020.
  5. ^ "Uso de cloroquina no tratamento da Covid-19 divide opiniões pelo mundo, e cientistas pedem cautela" (in Brazilian Portuguese). O Globo. 1 April 2020. Retrieved 17 May 2020.
  6. ^ "Teich deixa o Ministério da Saúde antes de completar um mês no cargo e após divergir de Bolsonaro". G1 (in Brazilian Portuguese). Retrieved 16 May 2020.
  7. ^ Soares, Ingrid (15 May 2020). "Após demissão de Teich, Nise Yamaguchi se reúne com Bolsonaro". Correio Braziliense (in Brazilian Portuguese). Retrieved 16 May 2020.
  8. ^ "Nise Yamaguchi diz que não foi convidada para assumir Ministério da Saúde". O Antagonista (in Brazilian Portuguese). 16 May 2020. Retrieved 16 May 2020.
  9. ^ Siqueira, Wesley (15 May 2020). "Relatório da CPI da Covid-19: entenda os principais pontos!". Politize! (in Brazilian Portuguese). Retrieved 7 September 2023.

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