Suzana Akemi Tanimoto, PA-C
Dr. Suzana Akemi Tanimoto is board-certified in ophthalmology in Brazil and fellowship-trained in glaucoma and cataract surgery in both Brazil and the United States. Her education and training were completed at the most prestigious university in South America, Universidade de Sao Paulo- USP. During her fellowships, she was chosen to receive a grant that allowed her to work with world-renowned glaucoma specialists, Drs. James Brandt (Ocular Hypertension Treatment Trial, NIH) and Michele Lim, at the University of California at Davis.
As a post-doctorate fellow with Dr. Brandt and the UC Davis Department of Ophthalmology, they worked on new technologies to diagnose and treat glaucoma. This research was presented at the World Glaucoma Congress in Lisbon, Portugal in 2005.
Dr. Tanimoto has also completed extensive training with Dr. Cicero Coimbra, a renowned neurologist, and professor at the Universidade Estadual de Sao Paulo- UNESP. Dr. Coimbra is the creator of the Coimbra Protocol with Vitamin D supplementation to treat autoimmune diseases, such as Multiple Sclerosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, and Psoriasis. She travels to Brazil on a regular basis to have updates with Dr. Coimbra as the Protocol is constantly improving.
Dr. Tanimoto was the first physician in the United States to be trained personally by Dr. Coimbra at his clinic. She sees patients with different autoimmune conditions in person at her office and through telemedicine.
Dr. Tanimoto completed certification as a Physician Assistant at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Myers, Florida, and now practices at Ginsberg Eye. She will also be using her expertise in facial aesthetics to offer a wide range of non-surgical procedures in Facial Harmonization and Eight Point Facial Lifting Rejuvenation (MD Codes™).
She is married to Dr. Ginsberg, whom she met in California while they were both in fellowship training. Together, they have one daughter. Her interests include traveling, water painting, choral singing, tennis, and childhood education. The Ginsberg family is active in the community. They have both served on the board of directors of the Lighthouse of Collier and as volunteers at the Bonita Springs Lions Eye Clinic.