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.