Thea L. James, MD

Associate Professor, Emergency Medicine

Thea James
(617) 414-4929

Biography

Dr. James is an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at Boston Medical Center/Boston University School of Medicine, and president of the Boston Medical and Dental Staff. She is also the Director of the Boston Medical Center site of the Massachusetts Violence Intervention Advocacy Program (VIAP).

Dr. James has chaired and served on national committees within the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM), served as a moderator, and has given public lectures and talks. She was appointed to the SAEM Women in Academic Emergency Medicine Task Force, is a member of the Boston University School of Medicine Admissions Committee, and in 2009, Dr. James was appointed to the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine, where she presently serves as chair of the Licensing Committee. Dr. James is the 2008 awardee of the Mulligan Award for public service.

Dr. James’ passion is in Public Health both domestically and globally. She is a Supervising Medical Officer on the Boston Disaster Medical Assistance Team, under the Department of Health and Human Services, which has responded to several disasters in the United States and across the globe. She has deployed to post 9/11 in NYC, Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans in 2005, Bam, Iran after the earthquake in 2003, and Port-Au-Prince Haiti after the earthquake of 2010.

For twelve years Dr. James has traveled to Haiti, with colleagues and emergency medicine residents. A graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine, James completed an emergency medicine residency at Boston City Hospital, where she was a chief resident.

Other Positions

  • Assistant Dean, Diversity & Multicultural Affairs, Boston University School of Medicine
  • Boston Medical Center

Education

  • Georgetown University School of Medicine, MD
  • Hampton University, MA
  • Hampton University, BS

Publications

  • Published on 11/14/2017

    Siegel J, Coleman DL, James T. Integrating Social Determinants of Health Into Graduate Medical Education: A Call for Action. Acad Med. 2017 Nov 14. PMID: 29140918.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 8/1/2014

    Mostow C, Crosson J, Gordon S, Chapman S, Hardt E, James T, Gonzalez P. R-E-S-P-E-C-T: physician-patient communication. J Gen Intern Med. 2014 Aug; 29(8):1097. PMID: 24841556.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 7/16/2014

    James TL, Bibi S, Langlois BK, Dugan E, Mitchell PM. Boston Violence Intervention Advocacy Program: a qualitative study of client experiences and perceived effect. Acad Emerg Med. 2014 Jul; 21(7):742-51. PMID: 25039818.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 12/1/2010

    Liebschutz J, Schwartz S, Hoyte J, Conoscenti L, Christian AB, Muhammad L, Harper D, James T. A chasm between injury and care: experiences of black male victims of violence. J Trauma. 2010 Dec; 69(6):1372-8. PMID: 20838259.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 5/1/2010

    Mostow C, Crosson J, Gordon S, Chapman S, Gonzalez P, Hardt E, Delgado L, James T, David M. Treating and precepting with RESPECT: a relational model addressing race, ethnicity, and culture in medical training. J Gen Intern Med. 2010 May; 25 Suppl 2:S146-54. PMID: 20352510.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 3/1/2010

    Schwartz S, Hoyte J, James T, Conoscenti L, Johnson RM, Liebschutz J. Challenges to Engaging Black Male Victims of Community Violence in Healthcare Research: Lessons Learned From Two Studies. Psychol Trauma. 2010 Mar 01; 2(1):54-62. PMID: 20526412.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 3/24/2008

    James TL, Aschkenasy M, Eliseo LJ, Olshaker J, Mehta SD. Response to hepatitis A epidemic: emergency department collaboration with public health commission. J Emerg Med. 2009 May; 36(4):412-6. PMID: 18359602.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 3/1/2007

    Brodyfield M, Norman N, James T. Prescribing prevention to treat urban violence. Public Health Rep. 2007 Mar-Apr; 122(2):245-7. PMID: 17357367.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 1/25/2006

    James TL, Feldman J, Mehta SD. Physician variability in history taking when evaluating patients presenting with chest pain in the emergency department. Acad Emerg Med. 2006 Feb; 13(2):147-52. PMID: 16436792.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 10/1/2002

    Bernstein J, Bernstein E, Dave A, Hardt E, James T, Linden J, Mitchell P, Oishi T, Safi C. Trained medical interpreters in the emergency department: effects on services, subsequent charges, and follow-up. J Immigr Health. 2002 Oct; 4(4):171-6. PMID: 16228770.

    Read at: PubMed

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