Dr. Amy Nakajima
Dr. Amy Nakajima


Bruyère Continuing Care, Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health, University of Ottawa, 299 Montreal Road, Ottawa, ON, K1L 6B8


Dr. Amy Nakajima completed her medical school training at the University of Alberta and the Obstetrics and Gynecology residency program at the University of Saskatchewan, receiving her Royal College certification in 2000. She has more recently completed a MSc in Human Factors and System Safety (Lund University, Sweden). Her clinical interest is in working with women who are traditionally considered vulnerable and marginalized. To this end, she provides clinical services at Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health, Bruyère Continuing Care, and in an outreach clinic at St. Mary's Home, an Ottawa-based social service agency which provides a full range of programs and services for young pregnant women, young parents, and their children. She is an assistant professor, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa and the Director, SIM Advancement & Innovation for Simulation Canada. She is an active clinician-teacher with training in medical education, simulation, and patient safety and quality improvement. She regularly participates in formal teaching at the undergraduate, postgraduate, and continuing professional development levels, and is the Content Expert for the Reproduction and Sexuality block, Unit II, Anglophone stream, UGME, University of Ottawa.

Research interests

  • patient safety
  • simulation
  • health professions education
  • social determinants of health
  • obstetrics and gynecology