Dr. Kudo, who joined KGI in March 2017, is a clinical pharmacist with more than 20 years of hospital and health plan management experience. For the last 16 years, Kudo was a Medical Science Liaison (MSL) for a major pharmaceutical company.
Kudo received his PharmD degree from the University of Southern California School of Pharmacy and completed a clinical pharmacy residency at Los Angeles County – USC Medical Center.
In addition to his hospital managerial functions, he helped to develop the clinical pharmacist’s role in the areas of adult and neonatal critical care, and the role of the pharmacists in the transitional care unit (TCU) at a 450-bed hospital in the San Gabriel Valley. As Director of Pharmacy of a regional health plan, Kudo managed the pharmacy benefit, and helped to develop quality outcome measures. As an MSL, he developed relationships with and gained insight from regional, national, and internationally recognized thought leaders in the areas of asthma/allergy, endocrinology, and cardiology. In addition, he identified research sites and coordinated both company-sponsored and independent sponsored research studies.