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Thomas Shimotake


Co-director of the Neurointensive Care Nursery

Dr. Thomas Shimotake is a neonatologist in the William H. Tooley Intensive Care Nursery, where he sees newborns ranging from extremely premature infants to full-term babies with severe birth defects. He also is co-director of the Neuro-Intensive Care Nursery (NICN), where he and the NICN team have developed new research-based protocols to treat babies at risk for brain injuries that were previously thought to be untreatable.

Shimotake's research interests include neonatal lung diseases, such as respiratory distress syndrome, a condition that afflicts premature babies; brain injury and repair in newborns; and simulation-based training in pediatrics for medical students and residents. He is the training director for the UCSF Fellowship Program in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine.

Shimotake is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and a member of its perinatal section. He is also a member of the California Association of Neonatologists.

  • Education

    University of Illinois School of Medicine, 1997

  • Residencies

    University of Chicago Medical Center, Pediatrics, 2000

  • Fellowships

    University of Chicago Medical Center, Neonatology, 2003

  • Board Certifications

    Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, American Board of Pediatrics

    Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics

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