About Us

Who We Are

The Full Code Medical team is made up of a wide range of physician-educators, software engineers, artists, and sales and marketing professionals passionate about improving access to medical simulation. 
Full Code Medical

About the Company

Full Code Medical (formerly Minerva Medical Simulation) was founded in Boston in 2016. We released Full Code in 2017. Today our flagship product is used in 225 countries by medical schools, hospitals, individual students, and professionals.

Our Mission

Democratizing Daily Medical Simulation

Our mission is to make simulation a daily practice for medical learners and professionals around the world. Designed by medical educators with decades of experience, the Full Code virtual simulation environment measures individual competence in a highly granular way to enable cognitive skills development anytime, anywhere. 

Where It All Began

In 2016, Michael McLinn and Kimo Takayesu met in Boston. Kimo, the medical educator, had spent years frustrated with the limitations of traditional medical simulation, which took months to schedule and many busy people to coordinate. Michael, the technologist, had an idea of how to solve the problem. With their powers combined, they created Full Code, a virtual medical simulation platform.  

Founders

Michael McLinn

CEO & Co-Founder

Michael has been building software for 28 years since age 14 and started writing code professionally at age 19 while still in school. After an initial stint in aerospace simulation and another in financial trading systems, he started building software for doctors and never looked back. When the iPhone changed everything, Michael quickly retooled and his first “mobile” project was building American Well’s iPhone app. He later built CareCloud’s mobile app, and a few others in-between. During a short time as a freelancer he helped build a first-generation medical simulation app and was struck by the dire need for easy-to-use medical simulation. He holds a BS in Computer Science from Northeastern University.

J. Kimo Takayesu

Chief Medical Officer & Co-Founder

Dr. Kimo Takayesu is an ER physician who has devoted his career to medical education. Currently practicing at Massachusetts General Hospital, Kimo is also Director of the Medical Education Fellowship for the Harvard-Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency (HAEMR) program at Mass General Brigham and serves as Department Simulation Officer for Emergency Medicine. Kimo designed HAEMR’s first integrated simulation curriculum in 2004, and has designed numerous simulation-based training curricula and competency assessment tools since that time. Kimo holds an MD from UC San Francisco, an MS in Health and Medical Sciences Education from UC Berkeley, and a BS from Brown University.

Our Team

The Full Code Medical team is made up of a wide range of physician-educators, software engineers, artists, and sales & marketing professionals. The company’s roots are in Boston, but the team is spread across the country and we’re always interested in hearing from highly motivated individuals who share our passion for medical simulation.   

Dave Fanara

Chief Commercial Officer

Hannah Nyren

Director of Marketing​

J. Kimo Takayesu, MD, MS​

Chief Medical Officer, Co-Founder

Joshua Feblowitz, MD, MS​

Director of Content

Kirsten Sward

Customer Support

Kriti Bhatia, MD​

Director of Education

Logan Harrington

Senior 3D Artist

Lucas Haber

Senior Full-Stack Software Engineer​

Michael McLinn

CEO, Co-Founder

Stanley Chan

Accounting Manager

Clinical Case Authors

Our clinical team is made up of doctors around the world, with areas of expertise spanning emergency medicine, internal medicine, OBGYN, ENT, toxicology, pharmacy, and more. All cases are designed using Full Code Creator by certified medical professionals. Below are just a few of our expert contributors.

Beth England, MD

Attending Emergency Physician
Queen's Medical Center Honolulu

Bryan Hayes, Pharm.D.

Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
Harvard Medical School

Attending Pharmacist
Massachusetts General Hospital

Chris Nash, MD

Medical Education Fellow
Massachusetts General Hospital

David Peak, MD​

Physician
Partners HealthCare at Home

Jeffrey Siegelman, MD​

Assistant Residency Director (EM), Assistant Professor (EM)
Emory University

Sezelle Gereau, MD

Integrative Otolaryngologist
Sezelle Gereau INC

Contributing

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medical simulation cases
across 31 specialties