Canon Medical Systems Executive Team

Executive Team

Shuzo Yamamoto

Chairman of the Board

As chairman of the board for Canon Medical Systems USA, Inc., Mr. Yamamoto is responsible for providing strategic counsel and direction on matters of business growth and development, and chairing the board of directors’ meetings.

Mr. Yamamoto has held several senior-level executive positions with Canon Medical Systems USA, Inc. (formerly Toshiba America Medical Systems). Prior to his role as chairman of the board, he served as president and CEO of Canon Medical Systems USA, vice president, chief information officer and executive quality leader for Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation and the Toshiba Healthcare Company. Before that, he served as senior vice president and assistant to the president of Toshiba America Medical Systems, and general manager of the X-ray Vascular Business Unit at Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation.

Mr. Yamamoto joined Toshiba Medical in 1987 after graduating from Hokkaido University with a master’s degree in biomedical engineering. Some of his contributions in biomedical engineering include a pump design for an artificial heart.

Yuji Hamada

President and CEO

As president and CEO of Canon Medical Systems USA, Inc., Yuji Hamada is responsible for the leadership of the company and executing strategies that support the company’s mission to deliver innovative imaging solutions and services through long-term customer partnerships to improve the lives of all people.

Mr. Hamada has long balanced a career in engineering and marketing, joining Toshiba Corporation in 1994 and holding a number of senior roles in both the development and engineering of CT systems, as well as international sales and marketing positions in Japan and the United States. Mr. Hamada most recently served as deputy general manager at Canon Medical Systems Corporation responsible for management of the global CT business.

Mr. Hamada has an MS degree in nuclear engineering from Osaka University.

Karen La Point

Senior Vice President, Chief Sales and Business Operations Officer

Karen La Point is responsible for sales and business operations and driving Canon Medical Systems USA, Inc.’s sales revenue. As senior vice president, chief sales and business operations officer, La Point oversees sales strategies, processes and management, as well as national quotes, national bids and contract administration; pricing analysis and sales support analysis; sales logistics management, including warehouse logistics and configuration analysis; customer support management, including installation project management and site planning and installation support; and clinical applications and customer, sales and service training.

La Point rejoined Toshiba America Medical Systems (now Canon Medical Systems USA, Inc.) after working for several years at Siemens Healthcare as vice president, Los Angeles Region, and director, Molecular Imaging West. La Point formerly held the position of vice president, Operations, at Toshiba America Medical Systems. Prior to joining Toshiba America Medical Systems in 2002, La Point acted as vice president, North American Sales at Philips, and prior to that she held sales positions at GE.

Lawrence Dentice

Senior Vice President and Chief Customer Relations Officer

As senior vice president and chief customer relations officer, Lawrence Dentice’s primary responsibilities focus on the development and oversight of a strategic plan to differentiate Canon Medical Systems USA, Inc. within the industry based on a superior customer experience and customer-centric sales and marketing strategies.

Dentice rejoined Toshiba America Medical Systems (now Canon Medical Systems USA, Inc.) in 2015 from Esaote, where he was president. He also formerly held the position of senior vice president and general manager of Philips Healthcare, as well as general manager and senior vice president, sales at Toshiba America Medical Systems.

Prior to originally joining Toshiba America Medical Systems in 2002, Dentice worked for Inphact in Nashville, Tenn., a PACS information technology company, where he was vice president, sales and marketing. Prior to that he worked for Marconi Medical Systems in Cleveland, Ohio, from 1985 to 2001. Dentice also worked for GE Medical Systems from 1974 to 1985 in engineering service and sales.

John Patterson

Senior Vice President, CFO and Treasurer

As senior vice president, CFO and treasurer, John Patterson is responsible for all accounting, tax, budget, credit, treasury and IT functions at Canon Medical Systems USA, including forecasting, budgeting and mid-term business planning. He also oversees Canon Medical Finance USA’s operations. Patterson joined Toshiba Medical (now Canon Medical Systems) in 1991 and has held the position of controller since 1999. His previous roles include assistant controller, manager of finance and manager of inventory accounting.

Reyna Fernandez

Vice President, Human Resources

As vice president of Human Resources, Reyna Fernandez is responsible for talent, recruiting, diversity, compensation, benefits, employee relations and all aspects of the human resources strategy for Canon Medical Systems USA, Inc.

With more than 20 years of HR experience, the majority in healthcare and medical devices, Fernandez has held executive level roles with Johnson and Johnson and most recently with CIRCOR International, Inc. Fernandez earned a Bachelor of Arts in Cultural Anthropology from Haverford College and a Master of Arts in Social Administration from Columbia University. She is also a professional certified coach with the International Coach Federation.

Michael Leischer

Vice President, Integrated Delivery Network and Strategic Business Group

As vice president of Integrated Delivery Network and Strategic Business Group, Michael Leischer leads the development and implementation of sales strategies that define Canon Medical Systems USA, Inc.’s position within this important segment of the market. He establishes long-term relationships with key customers in the form of comprehensive purchase agreements and specialized business/clinical partnerships. Leischer has more than 16 years of sales experience in the healthcare industry. He joined Toshiba America Medical Systems (now Canon Medical Systems USA, Inc.) from GE Healthcare where he most recently held the position of general manager, Pacific Northwest Region.

Satrajit Misra

Vice President, Marketing

As vice president of Marketing, Satrajit Misra is responsible for overseeing all business units, Corporate and Strategic Communications and Clinical Collaborations at Canon Medical Systems USA, Inc. Prior to this position, Misra served as senior director, CT Business Unit at Toshiba America Medical Systems (now Canon Medical Systems USA, Inc.), increasing sales and launching new products including the award-winning Aquilion™ ONE ViSION.

Before joining Toshiba America Medical Systems, Misra served as senior director and head of product marketing for Nuclear Medicine at Philips Healthcare and was a medical systems director of Business Management at Siemens. He holds a bachelor of science and a bachelor of technology in applied physics from the University of Calcutta in India and attended the School of Business and Economic Studies at the University of Leeds in the United Kingdom.

Tim Peeler

Vice President, Service

As vice president of Service, Tim is responsible for field operations, service marketing, logistics, technical support and the business unit’s financial operations. Tim joined Toshiba America Medical Systems (now Canon Medical Systems USA, Inc.) from Toshiba Medical Research Institute where he held the role of president. Prior to that, he worked at Toshiba America Medical Systems as senior director of IT.

Nader Rad

Vice President and General Counsel

As vice president and general counsel, Nader Rad is responsible for the company’s legal and regulatory affairs, as well as the company’s interaction with the Food and Drug Administration and the medical industry’s primary trade associations. He joined Toshiba America Medical Systems (now Canon Medical Systems USA, Inc.) in 1990 as associate general counsel and since then has served as deputy general counsel and general counsel before assuming his latest role. Rad has extensive experience in the legal field, with a background in negotiating and drafting contracts and providing counsel on employment, antitrust and other regulation issues, as well as litigation management and legal training. Rad started his career working at publicly traded companies and law firms before joining Toshiba America Medical Systems.