JOHN I. TAKAYAMA, MD, MPH, FAAP – Past President
UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital, SF
John Takayama, MD, MPH, is Professor of Pediatrics at the University of California San Francisco and directs a clinic for children with special needs. He is particularly interested in patient-physician communication, child advocacy and community collaboration, and health care transition for youth with special healthcare needs. He is the pediatric education lead for the UCSF Center of Excellence for Primary Care project on practice transformation. He has conducted research on screening for postpartum depression; and has co-written the chapter on Depression in The 5-Minute Pediatric Consult, 8th Ed. He serves on the Executive Committee of the AAP Section on Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics and is currently President of the Northern California Chapter. He recommends international travel with family as an excellent way to escape work and appreciate new perspectives.