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Senior’s Name: TJ Jirasevijinda
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Title: Director of Medical Student Education in Pediatrics
Institution: Weill Cornell Medical College
Discipline: Medicine
Years of experience: 18


Learners I work with:
  • Undergraduate
  • Postgraduate
  • Continuous Professional Development
  • Curriculum design / development
  • Experiential teaching methods (eg role play)
  • Educational research
  • Simulated patients
  • Train the trainers (faculty development)
Years I have worked in communication skills learning: 18
Keywords describing expertise and interest:
  1. Cross-cultural communication
  2. Patient-centered care
Field of expertise, major interests, and consultation topics:

See above


/Dr. Thanakorn Jirasevijinda “Dr. T.J.” is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Education) at Weill Cornell College of Medicine. He is currently the Director of Pediatric Undergraduate Medical Education and Associate Course Director of the Longitudinal Educational Experience to Advance Patient Partnership (LEAP) Program. His professional interests include patient-provider communication, cultural competence, clinical skills training, shared decision-making, global health, and curriculum development and assessment.

Dr. Jirasevijinda earned a B.A.S. in Studio Art (Painting) and Biological Sciences at Stanford University in 1990. He obtained his M.D. degree at the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine in1996, and completed his pediatric internship and residency at The Mount Sinai Hospital Center in New York City in 1999. He has also participated in certificate training programs in medical education and leadership at the Harvard Macy Institute.

Prior to joining Weill Cornell, Dr. Jirasevijinda held academic positions at The Albert Einstein College of Medicine (AECOM), where he was inducted into the Leo M. Davidoff Society for Teaching. He served as attending physician at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center, where he was also Associate Residency Program Director and Pediatric Clerkship Site Director for AECOM students. During this time, Dr. Jirasevijinda served as a Co-Investigator of a HRSA (Health Resource Services Administration) grant for residency training in cultural competence from 2005-08.

In addition to his work at WCMC, Dr. Jirasevijinda serves as the Director of Curricular Innovation at the New York Academic of Medicine’s Section on Evidence-Based Practice, and sits on the Executive Committee of the Northeast Consortium for Cross-Cultural Medical Education and Practice as Member at Large. He is currently the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Communication in Healthcare: Strategies, Media & Engagement in Global Health, and has conducted workshops and presented abstracts on medical education, cultural competence, health literacy and scholarship & publication in regional, national and international conferences.

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