Administration SpotLight: Takiesha Brooks

“Takiesha is a highly valued member of our department. She has served as Administrative Coordinator for Nephrology, Coordinator of the Nephrology fellowship program and as Executive Assistant to the Vice-Chair for Research in the Department of Medicine. In all her roles, her diligence, spirit of cooperation and upbeat personality have enabled her to interact effectively with and gain the respect and confidence of colleagues at all levels, including fellows and faculty, as well as administrative, managerial, custodial and maintenance staff. If something needs to be done, Takiesha will figure out a way to get it done. ” – Dr. David Salant

Job Title:

Executive Assistant to Vice Chair of Research, Active Nephrology Fellowship Coordinator


650 Albany Street, 8th Floor

How many years have you been at BUSM/BMC?

4 years

What do you do in the Department of Medicine?

Support Dr. David Salant who is the Vice Chair of Research, coordinate meetings, seminars, and host events like Evans Research Days, Dim Sum which celebrates diversity.  Support the Nephrology section as their Fellowship Coordinator by scheduling interviews, helping with onboarding and application for medical licenses for the Fellows.  I also work as the EBRC Building Coordinator by assisting Facilities and coordinating the work being done in the EBRC building.

What do you like best about your job?

Being able to support such talented providers, researchers and colleagues to provide exceptional care to our patients.

Favorite thing to do outside of work?

Spend time with my 5 year old son and my family.

Little known fact:

I briefly worked at the State House with Representative Ms. Gloria Fox and was able to view their decision to legalize same sex marriages in Massachusetts.  I have been in the health care field since 2002 at Children’s Hospital then Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in 2006.