Title: Head, Section of Microbiology Laboratory
Company: Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
Location: Long Beach, California, United States
Robert Nobuo Yoshimori, PhD, Head of the Section of Microbiology Laboratory at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Health Care Professionals for dedication, achievements, and leadership in clinical microbiology.
Born in Hawaii, Dr. Yoshimori grew up with interests pertaining to the ocean and wildlife. He recalls he officially became interested in the sciences after taking a botany class in the sixth grade and proceeded to explore the field as he pursued a formal education. In 1958, he earned a Bachelor of Arts in general science from the University of Iowa, going on to attain a certificate in medical technology one year later. In 1964, he graduated from the University of Missouri School of Medicine with a Master’s degree in medical microbiology. Several years later, he earned a Doctor of Philosophy in microbiology from the University of California San Francisco.
A licensed medical technologist, Dr. Yoshimori commenced his career as the chief microbiologist at Long Beach Memorial Hospital. He remained there until 1967, going on to become a part-time bacteriologist at the Veterans Administration Hospital in San Francisco, California. By 1972, Dr. Yoshimori had begun to explore science education as an assistant professor of pathology in residence at the University of California Los Angeles School of Medicine. In 1992, he relocated to the Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, taking on the title of assistant professor of pathology. He remains there today, acting as the head of the section of medical microbiology.
Outside of his primary ventures, Dr. Yoshimori has contributed numerous theses, research papers and abstracts to various medical journals. He has additionally established himself as a well-respected lecturer through his work at seminars in his field. A member of the American Society of Clinical Pathology and the American Society of Microbiology, Dr. Yoshimori earned the Outstanding Clinical Pathology Faculty Member from Harbor-UCLA Medical Center consecutively from 1994 until 2011. Looking back on his myriad accomplishments, he attributes much of his success to enjoying the work that he does. In the future, Dr. Yoshimori is excited to open the next chapter of his life, which is retirement. He hopes to relax and spend more time with his family.
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