|Tadataka "Tachi" Yamada|
in 2010 in Seattle
June 5, 1945 |
|Alma mater||Phillips Academy,
New York University
|Occupation||physician, gastroenterologist, pharmaceutical executive|
|Known for||public health|
Tadataka "Tachi" Yamada, MD, KBE (山田忠孝 Yamada Tadataka or “ターチ Taachi”, June 5, 1945– ), is the President of the Global Health Program at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. In this role, he leads the foundation’s efforts to help develop and deliver low-cost, life-saving health tools for the developing world.
Early life and education
Yamada is a past president of the American Gastroenterological Association and the Association of American Physicians, a master of the American College of Physicians, and a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Science in the United States and the Academy of Medical Sciences in the United Kingdom.
On September 19, 2007 Yamada was appointed as a Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire for his contribution to the British pharmaceutical industry and for his contributions to medical research in Britain.
On February 14, 2011, Yamada announced that he would be stepping down in June 2011 from his five-year position as head of global health programs.
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