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Kenji Yamagata, MD, FACP, Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who's Who

Dr. Yamagata has been endorsed by Marquis Who's Who as a leader in the healthcare industry

    KOBE, JAPAN, October 13, 2017 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Kenji Yamagata, MD, FACP, with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Dr. Yamagata celebrates many years' experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

An internist and honorary president at Kobe Adventist Hospital since 2001, Dr. Yamagata is a reputable and well-respected doctor who has worked diligently to get to where he is today. Also serving as chief of staff since 1989 and chairman of internal medicine since 1981, Dr. Yamagata received his Bachelor's degree at the University of Tokyo in 1972, followed by an MD at Loma Linda University in the U.S. in 1976. Having served his residency from 1976 to 1980, Dr. Yamagata is also a diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Hospice and Palliative Care. From 1996 to 2001, he also served as vice president of the Kobe Adventist Hospital.

Kobe Adventist Hospital is a part of global Adventist Health Group, which was formed more than 140 years ago in Battle Creek, Michigan, in the U.S. Boasting 537 hospitals and clinics worldwide, including in major cities across the world, including in most of the Asian countries, such as Seoul, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Manila, and Bangkok, one of the unique characteristics is that many of the staff physicians have been trained in the U.S., Dr. Yamagata among them.

Dr. Yamagata has been serving as a consultant for Five-Day Plans Against Smoking in Kobe since 1980. In addition to authoring many articles relative to his work, he has also authored several books: "The Meaning of Suffering" in 1986, "Dying as Human" in 1996, "Living Against Adversity" in 2009, and "Gospel and Medicine" in 2010. A fellow of the American College of Physicians, Dr. Yamagata also remains active as a longstanding member of several other organizations, including the Japanese Society of Internal Medicine, the Japanese Society for Palliative Medicine, the Japanese Medical Association, and the American Academy for Hospice and Palliative Care, among others.

Married to Aiko Hirose since 1975, Dr. Yamagata is the proud father of three children. In addition to his professional accomplishments, Dr. Yamagata was given the governor's award by Hyogo Prefecture in 2014 for pioneer works in the field of hospice and palliative medicine, and in 2015, he was promoted to a special achievement member by the Hyogo Medical Association. He has been highlighted in 10 editions of Who's Who in Asia and Who's Who in the World.

Dr. Yamagata has been featured on the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement website. Please visit for more information about this honor.

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