I was born and raised in Japan. I came to the US to pursue my undergraduate college education graduating summa cum laude in Biology from West Virginia University. I graduated from George Washington University School of Medicine where I received my MD degree. I went through a rigorous Internal Medicine residency training program at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center where I scored 92nd percentile rank nationally on Internal Medicine In-Training Examination. I am board certified in Internal Medicine after having scored 9th decile on American Board of Internal Medicine.