Associate Professor of Medical Science, Clinician Educator, Associate Professor of Medicine, Clinician Educator


In 2006, I had the distinct pleasure of joining the Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University as the chief medical resident at Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island (MHRI). As a newcomer to both Brown and Rhode Island, I embarked on a unique and exciting journey to begin my career. I bypassed internship and residency at Brown, stepping directly into the role of chief residency, a privilege for which I remain grateful.

During my twelve-month tenure as the chief medical resident, I was immersed in a world of delight, excitement, and learning, relishing the opportunity to teach and interact with medical students and physicians-in-training. At the conclusion of my chief residency, I was humbled to receive the Dean's Excellence in Teaching Award, a testament to the success of my efforts and dedication to the field.

Three years later, following the completion of my fellowship training in pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine in New York, Brown extended a kind invitation for me to return as an attending physician. I have remained at Brown ever since, practicing as a clinician-educator, sharing my knowledge and experience with students and colleagues alike.

Born in Japan and a graduate of Kyoto University in 1998, I subsequently completed my residency training and fellowship in General Internal Medicine & Clinical Epidemiology, whereupon I felt compelled to further my medical education in the United States. This led me to Beth Israel Medical Center, NY, where I began my residency training in internal medicine from the ground up as an intern.

My research interests center on Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS), Critical Care Ultrasonography (CCUS), Simulation Training, Patients' Safety, and Human Errors in Medicine. My passion for these subjects has led me to teach CCUS for over fifteen years at the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP), an experience that has brought me immense joy and fulfillment.

As a clinician-educator, I have been fortunate to teach medical students, residents, and fellows daily. Over the past twelve years, I have been honored to receive nearly twenty teaching awards, including the prestigious Beckwith Family Award for Outstanding Teaching, which I attribute to the unwavering support and opportunities provided by Brown. It is with wholehearted gratitude that I continue to enjoy interacting with medical students and physicians-in-training, cherishing every chance to impart knowledge and inspiration to the next generation of healthcare professionals.

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