Faculty Profile: Taro Minami, MD, FACP, FCCP

Taro Minami
Taro Minami, MD, FACP, FCCP
Assistant Professor of Medicine (Clinical)
Bio Med Medicine
Work: +1 401-729-2890
I have the following research interests: Critical Care Ultrasonography; Vascular Access and its complications; Medical Education; Simulation Training; Patients' Safety; and Human Errors.


I came to Brown in 2006 as the chief medical resident at Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island. I was new to Brown when I became a chief resident, and you could say this is rather a unique and interesting way to start your career at Brown.

This unique 1 year of being the chief resident at MHRI was with lots of delight, excitement and learning. I was fortunate enough to be awarded for the Dean's Teaching Excellence Award. 3 years later, upon my completion of fellowship training in pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine in New York, Brown was kind and generous enough to ask me if I am interested in coming back. Thus I have started working here again as an attending physician since 2010.

Born in Japan, I graduated from my medical school, Kyoto University in 1998. After I completed my residency training in Internal Medicine and fellowship in General Internal Medicine / Clinical Epidemiology, my desire to see medical education in the US was so strong that I finally came to New York in 2003 where I started my residency training in internal medicine at Beth Israel Medical Center, NY. Yes, I started all over from an internship in the US and I totally love it.

My major interests in research are Critical Care Ultrasonography (CCUS), Simulation Training, Patients' Safety and Human Errors. I have been fortunate enough to have chances to teach CCUS for almost 7 years at American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP), which has been a truly wonderful experience. I teach medical students, residents and fellows on daily basis, which is how I am today - enjoy my life at Brown as a clinician educator.

Research Description

1) Critical Care Ultrasonography
2) Vascular access and its complications
3) Medical Education / Simulation Training
4) Patients' Safety / Human Errors in ICU

Grants and Awards

Dean's Teaching Excellence Award
The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University - 2007


Fellow of the American College of Physicians (FACP)
Fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians (FCCP)

Teaching Experience

Interested in Simulation Training, particularly

1) Critical Care Ultrasonography (CCUS)

1-1) ACCP Simulation Center: Ultrasonography Course - Faculty
I have been teaching CCUS since the very beginning of the course in April 2007 and one of the most senior faculty members.

1-2) Pulmonary and Critical Care Ultrasonography, Essentials - Course Director
I have been a course director for this intensive, hands-on training course for the Pulmonary, and Critical Care Faculties at Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island

1-3) Ultrasound Training for Brown Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellows - Course Co-Director
Training of Brown pulmonary and critical care fellows

2) Airway management
Airway Management Course Faculty for Residents at Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island

3) Central Venous Catheterizations using ultrasound
Monthly lectures and bed-side teaching for MHRI housestaff