Tom T. Shimabukuro, MD, MPH, MBA

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Dr. Tom Shimabukuro is the deputy director of the Immunization Safety Office at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The Immunization Safety Office conducts post-licensure safety monitoring of US vaccines. Dr. Shimabukuro has also served as the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) team lead and acting team lead of the Vaccine Safety Datalink (VSD) team in the Immunization Safety Office. Prior to coming to the Immunization Safety Office, Dr. Shimabukuro coordinated pandemic influenza planning for CDC’s Immunization Services Division. He received his medical degree from New York University. He did his internship at Emory University and preventive medicine residency at the Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Shimabukuro also completed a fellowship as an Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer at CDC. He is board certified in public health and general preventive medicine.


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