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Katsuura Orthopaedic Clinic

Professional Staff

KOC has assembled a highly trained staff of physicians and allied medical personnel.  Based on the broad range of programs being offered and the need for integration of patient care between the various departments, the clinic is required to maintain an elite staff.

As well as on-going education in the clinic, staff members are encouraged and supported in their pursuit of additional accreditation and knowledge.  Many staff members are concurrently active members and leaders in the associations related to their field of expertise.

Physicians

Sports Trainer

Physical Therapist & Rehabilitation Staff 

Nursing Staff

X-Ray, MRI, & Technicians

Diet & Nutrition Staff

Office Staff

Part-Time Staff

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Physicians

Saburo Arima, MD

Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery

General Surgery

Specializing in Arthroscopic Surgery, and Knee Surgery

Director of the Sports Medicine Department

President, Nanshuukai International Kendo Club

Head Team Physician:  Recruit Club Seagulls (Professional American Football Team)

Medical Councilor, Thermes Marins du Pacifique

Member: Japan Orthopaedic Assoc., Japan Arthroscopy Assoc., Japan Knee Society, Japanese Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, Japan Shoulder Society, Japan Rehabilitation Medical Association, Japanese Society of Clinical Sports Medicine, Japanese Society of Physical Fitness and Sports Medicine, etc..

Director, International Sports Medicine Institute, Corporation.

Staff physicians 8 members, including 5 sports medicine specialists.

Internal Medicine physicians 3 members including specialists in cardiology and rheumatology.

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Sports Training & Exercise Physiology Consultants

Atsuo Maruyama, PhD

Professor of Education, School of Education, Kagoshima University

Head Coach:  Kagoshima University Track & Field Club 

Member:  American College of Sports Medicine, Japan Society of Physical Fitness and Sports Medicine

Takanori Yoshinaga, MS, ATC

Head Trainer, Seagulls Football Club (semi-Pro/Pro American football organization) 

Board of Directors: Japan Athletic Trainers Organization

Member: Japan Physical Education Association - Athletic Trainer, National Athletic Trainers Association, 

Ryoichi Mitsuzono, MS

Professor, Institute of  Health and Sports Science, Kurume University

Head Coach: Kurume University Track & Field Club

Member:  American College of Sports Medicine, Japan Society of Physical Fitness and Sports Medicine, Committee Member, Japan Physical Education Association, Japan Exercise Physiology Association, Committee Member, Japan Association of Anthropological Physiology, Committee Member, Kyushu University  Track & Field Federation, Committee Member

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Physical Therapists & Rehabilitation Staff

Kenji Shinkoda, RPT

Rehabilitation and PT Department Leader

Member: Japan Physical Therapy Association

Staff Members including 13 Licensed Physical Therapists and Athletic Trainers.

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Nursing Staff

        Staff including 18 Registered Nurses and Nurse Helpers.

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X-Ray, MRI, and Ultrasound Technicians

       Staff including 4 technicians

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Diet , Nutrition, & Food Service Staff

@@@Food service staff including 4 members

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Office Management Staff

Naomi Kubosaka

Chief of Office Staff

Accounting Department Manager

Member, Nanshuukai International Kendo Club

Kendo, 1 Dan

Shigeji Watanabe

General Affairs Section Leader

Michael I. Komoto, MA

International Department Manager

Member: All Japan Kendo Federation

Manager, Nanshuukai International Kendo Club

Kendo, 5 Dan

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