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Overseas visitors and residents when seeking medical intervention in Japan face many difficulties. The Japanese medical system can appear to be slow moving and at times cumbersome to travelers. Opening times for services are limited, and waiting time to receive appointments is often long. When appointments are made, one has to wait in long queues to see the specialist who is often is not proficient in your native language. All of this just further adds to the stress you are already under. The Sendagaya International Clinic was established to circumvent these issues. The clinic is the vision of Dr. Shinozuka (founder and Clinical Director). Dr. Shinozuka has worked for many years as the Vice-Director and Head of the Department of Surgery in a busy Emergency Hospital where he has experienced a great variety of diseases and trauma. During this time he saw firsthand the stress that foreign patients had to endure in seeking proper medical treatment. Determined to rectify this problem Dr. Shinozuka established the Sendagaya International Clinic and developed the Complete Personal Care (CPC) service to provide a clinic for foreigners that is both safe and reassuring. Where foreigners can comfortably talk to professionals about their concerns, or have their ailments attended to, in a peaceful environment. The CPC system focuses on providing a complete step-by-step guide to seeking the best medical services and practitioners draw from Dr. Shinozuka’s history of interactions with leading medical specialist. From initial consultation, through medical diagnostic testing, to major surgery if required, at every step of the way the clinic will act as your guide to ensure that you receive the best possible treatment available. All appointments will be made for you and you will have the comfort of knowing that there will be specialist there can you can speak to you freely in language that you can understand. Dr. Shinozuka was also involved in the establishment 12 years ago of the Japanese Society of Travel Medicine. Since then he has pursued Travel Medicine-related activities as his lifework. He is actively involved in providing information to the general public, as well as advice and consultation to doctors to enable them to provide proper health and safety for overseas travelers.

Dr. Shinozuka, Profile

Dr. Tadashi Shinozuka received his medical degree from the University of Chiba Medical School, and completed his internship at the Japanese Red Cross Medical Center where he received training in surgery. Dr. Shinozuka completed further training in emergency medicine at the Critical Care Unit (CCU) of the University Of Pittsburgh School Of Medicine (Pennsylvania, USA) and received micromuscular surgery training at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. After returning home to Japan, Dr. Shinozuka worked as an emergency suregeon at several hospitals, and established “Of Base Medica”, a company that predominantly focuses on translating and producing medical documents in English, as well as teaching medical translation to those who are interested in becoming medical translators. Dr. Shinozuka is also a certified doctor of the International Society of Travel Medicine. In 2001, Dr. Shinozuka established the Japanese Society of Travel Medicine. In 2002, Dr. Shiozuka’s contribution to travel medicine in Japan was recognized by the European Society of Travel Medicine that he is a member of and was presented with the Ulysses Award. Dr. Shinozuka is also a member of the Japanese Society for Vaccinology, the Japan Surgical Society, the Japanese Society for Sexually Transmitted Infections, Japanese Society of Internal Medicine and the Japanese Society of Gastroenterological Surgery. Dr. Shinozuka is also the co-author of the Dictionary of English Usage in Medicine.

May,2002 The Ulysees prize was presented by the Europe travel medical congress. May, 2013 It participated in the editorial meeting of "INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL AND HEALTH" (ITH) of WHO (World Health Organization) as a member of editorial board. Japanese Society for Sexually Transmitted Infections Certificate.

Hospital and Clinic Cooperation
  • Japanese National Center for Gloval Health and Medicine
  • Japanese Red Cross Center
  • Tokyo Metropolitan Hiroo General Hospital
  • JR General Hospital
  • Keio University Hospita
  • Cancer Institute Hospital
  • St.Luke’s Intaernational Hospital
  • Toranomon Hospital
  • Toho University Hospital