James Leung
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics

Dr. James Leung is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine (PEM) at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. As of November 2022, Dr. Leung became Assistant Dean of the Centre for Simulation Based Learning (CSBL) at McMaster University - providing executive leadership, simulation-based education to trainees, and faculty development courses for simulation facilitators. . Dr. Leung is the Director of Simulation for the Division of PEM, where he created and leads a comprehensive, weekly interprofessional PEM in situ simulation program. In the process he developed the first method for simulation curriculum design for continuing professional development needs. He is also Unit Supervisor for the Simulation elective in McMaster University's Clinician Educator Diploma program. Finally, Dr. Leung is an Associate Editor for Healthcare Simulation in the journal Simulation & Gaming.

During the pandemic, Dr. Leung collaborated as a co-developer of the FOAM-Ed Virtual Resus Room platform for pediatric and interprofessional applications. Recently, he has become a co-lead in the national expansion of the ImPACTS (Improving Pediatric Acute Care Through Simulation) collaborative network, which seeks to improve pediatric simulation and outreach education to better prepare hospitals to manage children presenting with acute illness.

Dr. Leung’s simulation interests include faculty development, continuing education, interprofessional education, debriefing, outreach simulation/education and delivering simulation education to low-resource and remote areas.
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