Dr. Thomas Berger, MD, PhD (46) was appointed General Manager Medical Division at Fujifilm Europe GmbH and is responsible for Marketing, Sales and Technical Service in the German markets. Medical Systems at Fujifilm covers the segments Diagnostic Imaging, Medical IT systems, conventional x-ray products as well as non-destructive testing. As physician Dr. Berger holds additional degrees in Medical Informatics and Economics. After seven years in international Clinical Research he will actively contribute to Fujifilm´s strategic focus on health care as one of its core businesses.
Within the healthcare industry Dr. Berger has held several senior management positions and brings with him a wealth of experience and expertise in medical information technologies and image processing, knowledge management as well as drug life cycle management.
´Fujifilm obtains advanced technologies in the field of medical diagnostics and is world market leader in computed radiography. We have developed the first web based PACS and offer groundbreaking solutions in image based diagnostics as well as medical data processing´ Thomas Berger says. ´Currently we invest approximately three million Euro per day in Research and Development. Tailored preventive, diagnostic and therapeutic offerings as well as state-of-the-art technologies shall enhance the quality of life for people worldwide. With this approach Fujifilm is on its way to a comprehensive health care enterprise.´
In his new role Dr. Berger will report to Shigehiro Nakajima, President of Fujifilm Europe GmbH. This appointment became effective on December 1st, 2008.