Yoichiro Ito, MD

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Title: Pathologist, Senior Investigator

Company: Laboratory of Bioseparation Technology, National Institutes of Health

Location: Bethesda, Maryland, United States

Yoichiro Ito, MD, Pathologist and Senior Investigator at the Laboratory of Bioseparation Technology, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Doctors for dedication, achievements, and leadership in Medicine.

Dr. Ito is perhaps best known for his work in separation science, countercurrent chromatography, cell separation methods, and his innovations in centrifuge technology. He holds patents for a coil planet centrifuge, rotating-seal-free flow-through centrifuge, pH-zone-refining countercurrent chromatography, centrifugal precipitation chromatography, continuous-flow cell separation method based on cell density, a spiral disk assembly and spiral assembly for high-speed countercurrent chromatography, and chiral countercurrent chromatography. Dr. Ito became a medical officer of the National Institutes of Health in 1978, and first arrived in the U.S. on a Fulbright Exchange Scholarship. He is now an award-winning pathologist, recognized as a Marquis Who’s Who Industry Expert, and the recipient of an Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award and a Marquis Who’s Who Humanitarian Award.

Born in Osaka, Japan to Taichi and Ai ito, Dr. Ito earned an MD from Osaka City University and worked with the U.S. Naval Hospital of Yokosuka, Japan as an intern. He traveled to the Cleveland Metropolitan General Hospital, now the MetroHealth System, in 1959 on a Fulbright Exchange, and stayed in the U.S. to serve a residency in pathology with the Michael Reese Hospital. After returning to Osaka to teach with Osaka City University, he married Ryoko Tanioka, and had Koichi and Shin. The family moved back to the U.S. in 1968, and Dr. Ito became a visiting scientist with the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, part of the National Institutes of Health.

Dr. Ito received 2010 and 1979 Technology Excellence Awards for his work in pathology, and has also received a 1968 World Health Organization Research Travel Grant. While at Cleveland Metropolitan, he won a 1960 First Place Award with the Annual Science Research Presentation. In his free time, Dr. Ito enjoys gardening and the Japanese sword school of Kenshinkai.

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