This profile is part of a series designed to highlight the importance and impact of the hospital&'s teaching mission and the work of the MGH ECOTE. James "Kimo" Takayesu, MD, is the departmental simulation officer and assistant residency director in Emergency Medicine.
Departments, Centers, & Programs:
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114-2696
- MS, UC Berkeley
- MD, UC San Francisco School of Medicine
- Residency, Brigham and Women's Hospital
American Board Certifications
- Emergency Medicine, American Board of Emergency Medicine
Accepted Insurance Plans
My research interests include curriculum and teaching method design, simulation education, applied educational theory, performance assessment, professional development, patient-doctor communication, and patient satisfaction.
Along with a history of developing core competency education and assessment within our EM residency program using a variety of teaching methods including seminars, small group work, and simulation, I also organized a simulation- and seminar-integrated, reproducible curriculum for EM training. I have the privilege of working clinically with incredibly gifted residents from many MGH departments and enjoy the many opportunities for bedside teaching and resident professional development that our academic environment provides.
My life-long interest and commitment to education and teaching innovation informs my current pursuits of understanding simulation education, seminar-based teaching, and simulation-based competency assessment methods. Working within the department of emergency medicine as Simulation Officer affords me many opportunities to improve upon current educational practice using in-situ and lab-based simulation.