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Three Doctors from U.S. Invited for Training

List of Participants

1. Dr. Stephanie CRAPO

   Chief of Staff, Ridgecrest Regional Hospital

2. Dr. Sachin S. JHA

   Principal, SJMD Solutions LLC.

3. Dr. Len Y. TANAKA

   Pediatric Intensivist, Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children 

Period of Training:

August 28 to September 1, 2023

Training Organization (in order of visits):

Hiroshima City Office

Radiation Effects Research Foundation (RERF)  (Online)

Hiroshima Red Cross Hospital & Atomic-bomb Survivors Hospital

Hiroshima Atomic Bomb Casualty Council

Hiroshima University Research Institute for Radiation Biology and Medicine (RIRBM)

Hiroshima University Research Institute for Radiation Biology and Medicine, Laboratory and Training Center

Training Course:

 Briefings at radiation-related institutions (one week)


- A overarching view of treatment for radiation exposure: from history, acute care, long term follow up, new therapy, and prevention.

-I plan to use it to prepare my system (physicians and first responders) for radiation exposure disasters. I will also use the knowledge about medical exposure to radiation for diagnostic testing in my decisions about medical imaging for my patients.

- I learned a lot about the effects of radiation and atomic weapons on Japan and humanity at large. I was hoping to learn more about how to manage an acute radiological crisis as a physician and healthcare leader. Participating in a decontamination demo, learning more about the isotopes, half-lives, strategies for management of a disaster/attack in the acute and chronic phase would be some additional topics I would like to learn more about.