Dr. Taniuchi graduated Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, from Yale University with a combined B.S.-M.S. degree in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry. He entered the Medical Scientist Program at Washington University School of Medicine, earning his Ph.D. in neuroscience, and was selected to Alpha Omega Alpha. He trained in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Medicine, and Interventional Cardiology, at the Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School. He has held academic appointments at Harvard, Washington University, and St. Louis University Medical School, and served as medical director, or chief, of several cardiac catheterization laboratories, including the St. Louis VA Medical Center. He continues to practice interventional cardiology, now part time, in Denver and the northern Colorado region.
Undergraduate: Yale University
Medical School: Washington University School of Medicine
Residency: Brigham & Women's Hospital
Fellowship: Brigham & Women's Hospital
Playing baseball was a passion, until a knee injury induced him to concentrate more fully on a career in academic medicine. He selected interventional cardiology, as it required a combination of medical knowledge, decision-making, and mechanical skills to treat patients in acute settings. Transitioning now to part-time clinical work allows him to circle back to mentor more students starting their own careers in the medical field.
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