Who We Are
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.
Democratizing Daily Medical Simulation
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.
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.
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.
Director of Marketing
J. Kimo Takayesu, MD, MS
Chief Medical Officer, Co-Founder
Joshua Feblowitz, MD, MS
Director of Content
Kriti Bhatia, MD
Director of Education
Senior 3D Artist
Senior Full-Stack Software Engineer
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.