Tom Shimabukuro, M.D.

Dr. Tom Shimabukuro is the director of the Immunization Safety Office (ISO) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Dr. Shimabukuro first came to ISO in 2010 and has served in multiple positions including senior medical officer, Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System, team lead, acting Vaccine Safety Datalink team lead, vaccine safety team lead in the COVID-19 Vaccine Task Force, and deputy director. Dr. Shimabukuro received his medical degree from New York University School of Medicine. He completed his internship at Emory University School of Medicine and his preventive medicine residency at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Dr. Shimabukuro holds a Master of Public Health and a Master of Business Administration from Johns Hopkins and completed a fellowship as an Epidemic Intelligence Service officer at CDC.