Mie Kunio, PhD
Senior Scientist, Research & Clinical Translation
AWIS Professional Member since 2020
Canon USA is an AWIS Corporate Partner
“Any career has its own challenges. To overcome those challenges, you need to be honest with yourself, with your co-workers, and with the challenges as well. Then, you can fully trust yourself and can work on the challenges with your full power and potential.”
What is your favorite word?
How do you define your favorite word?
Any career has its own challenges. To overcome those challenges, you need to be honest with yourself, with your co-workers, and with the challenges as well. Then, you can fully trust yourself and can work on the challenges with your full power and potential.
How has this word influenced or inspired your career, or is it a word chosen retrospectively?
This is the word that my parents kept telling me from I was very young. This simple word gives me a lot of power whenever I make a decision in my life.
What are you currently reading or listening to?
Just finished “Third Door” – This book says that you are the only person who can define your own “correct” or successful career path by making a choice, which is your superpower.
Another book that I am reading is “Rethink” – This book tells you many technologies that are considered “new” may not be as new as you expected. This inspires me how to look at a technology from a different perspective so that I might find something interesting and new about it!
What do you consider the best professional or personal advice you’ve ever received?
Be honest and be curious!
Mie Kunio, PhD, is Senior Scientist, Research & Clinical Translation, at Canon USA, an AWIS Institutional Partner. A biomedical engineer, she is eager to improve people’s health by developing and improving medical devices and to achieve equal access to healthcare no matter where they live. She is fascinated by the catheter intervention and would love to improve it since believing catheter intervention can save more people’s lives, especially people who do not have enough physical tolerance for surgery like the elderly. Dr. Kunio has been working on interventional devices for coronary artery diseases, especially atherosclerosis, for 10 years. She has been working on bench-top experiment (cell and/or ex vivo tissue experiments), in vivo animal experiments, to image processing algorithm development. Dr. Kunio is educated in both medicine and engineering and focused on image analysis to create a predictive model for the outcomes of stent implantation during PhD and to create better tool for diagnostic imaging device for catheter intervention at Canon USA/MGH. Dr. Kunio holds a PhD in Medical Engineering and Medical Physics, Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.