James J. Brokaw

James J. Brokaw, PhD, MPH

Professor Emeritus of Anatomy & Cell Biology


James J. Brokaw received his B.S. and M.A. degrees in biology from the University of Texas at Arlington in 1975 and 1978, respectively, and received his Ph.D. degree in anatomy from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio in 1983.  After completing a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of California San Francisco, he joined the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology at Indiana University School of Medicine in 1987, where he currently holds the title of Professor. In 2000, Dr. Brokaw was awarded the M.P.H. degree from Saint Louis University.  Dr. Brokaw has served in several educational leadership roles since joining the faculty, including Histology Course Director (1987-2002), Assistant to Associate Dean for Medical Student Affairs (2002-2012), Associate Dean for Admissions (2009-2014), Director of the IU Center for Anatomical Sciences Education (2012-present), and Vice Chair for Education in the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology (2014-present).  Dr. Brokaw has extensive experience in undergraduate medical education and is the recipient of 5 teaching awards.  He directs a specialized Ph.D. program in anatomy and cell biology for students seeking careers in anatomical teaching and educational research.


(317) 274-1966 

Anatomy & Cell Biology
MS 5035 ANAT
Indianapolis, IN


Titles & Appointments

  • Vice Chair for Education