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New Appointment for Yosuke Chikamoto, PhD

Tuesday, December 22, 2015   (0 Comments)
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We are pleased to announce the appointment of Yosuke Chikamoto, PhD, as Director of The Center of Excellence in Physician Communication at the Mount Sinai Doctors Faculty Practice. 


An exceptional communicator, Dr. Chikamoto joins us from The Permanente Medical Group, where he served as the Senior Consultant for Physician Education and Development.  In that role, Dr. Chikamoto managed and served in a faculty role in the Communication Skills Intensive workshop for physicians; developed and implemented the Communication Consultant group with over 170 physicians appointed to support colleagues’ clinician-patient communication skills; and led the implementation of a comprehensive Physician Health and Wellness effort across the system. 


In his new role at Mount Sinai, Dr. Chikamoto will collaborate with physician leaders from across the system, and particularly with Grace Marin, MSN, MBA, RN, Director of Patient Experience Improvement Coaches at the Mount Sinai Health System, to design, develop, and implement programs that will enhance physician communication competency. 


In addition, Dr. Chikamoto will collaborate with other system leaders to create, enhance, and publicize physician wellness programs, ensuring our physicians have resources to help prevent burnout and maximize their health and professional well-being. Better physician-patient communication has been clearly shown not only to improve health outcomes for patients, but to also lead to higher satisfaction and well-being for the physician.


Dr. Chikamoto incorporates data and evidence into his work, using micro-segmentation of patient satisfaction data to identify specific areas of both strength and opportunity, and insights from evidence-based research to inform and engage physicians.  An expert in health education, promotion and clinician-patient communication, Dr. Chikamoto presents nationally and internationally.  Dr. Chikamoto received a master’s degree in clinical psychology from Waseda University in Tokyo, Japan, and a PhD degree in health education from The Pennsylvania State University in State College, PA. 

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