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James Bonz, MD

Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine

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James Bonz, MD


Dr. Bonz is an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at the Yale School of Medicine and the Director of Procedural Simulation at YCMS.

He graduated from medical school at University of New Mexico and completed his residency training in EM at Yale-New Haven Hospital.

He began the procedural training program as its own division within YCMS in 2011. Dr. Bonz has led cadaver-based workshops on emergency procedures and has presented and paneled at the International Meeting of Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH).

Dr. Bonz is funded by the Department of Defense as part of a panel of experts investigating live tissue and simulated procedural training in combat medicine and his research interests include technical skill and management decisions in high stress environments.

His philosophy is principled on the strong evidence that simulated procedural training increases efficiency, expertise, and decreases error.<_o3a_p>

Education & Training

  • MD
    University of New Mexico (2005)


  • Board Certification
    AB of Emergency Medicine, Emergency Medicine (2010)

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