James graduated his MBBS in 2016 and his MSc 2017

James was born in New York city and raised in Los Angeles, Ca. He received a BSc in anatomy and cell biology and a minor in Japanese from McGill university.

He hopes that his research will make him a better obstetrician/gynecologist.


  • James’ research examined the preventability of maternal mortality in western countries.
  • It was inspired by a lecture he heard during his first year of medical school about the increase in American maternal mortality as compared to other Western countries like Australia.
  • James conducted a multi-centre retrospective cohort study of 5 Ochsner locations and 6 Queensland health facilities to characterize the preventability of maternal deaths in the two countries.


Title: A comparative study of in-hospital maternal mortality ratio (MMR) between the United States of America and Australia

Dr. Alfred Robichaux, Ochsner Clinical School

Prof Paul Colditz, MBBS, FRACP, FRCPCH, MBiomedEng, DPhil (Oxford), Director, Perinatal Research Centre, UQCCR, UQ