John Takayama, MD, MPH

Title(s)Professor, Pediatrics
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Address3333 California Street
San Francisco CA 94118
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    New York University, New York, NYM.D.1985School of Medicine
    Yale New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CTResidency1989Pediatrics
    University of Washington, Seattle, WAMPH1992Health Services
    University of California, San Francisco, CA2001Teaching Scholars Program
    University of California, San Francisco, CA2019Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion Training
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    American Academy Pediatrics Section Epidem, Public Health, Evidence; Council Community Pediatrics2018Outstanding Achievement Award
    Department of Pediatrics, UCSF2019Compassionate Faculty Physician Award

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    I am a general pediatrician at UCSF Mount Zion Pediatric Primary Care, provide primary care to children with medical complexity and/or developmental disabilities, collaborate with community agencies including Support for Families of Children with Disabilities, California Children's Services and By The Bay Kids to assure coordinated care. I am involved with Diversity, Equity and Inclusion efforts both within and outside of UCSF. I serve on the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics. My interest areas include health care communication, transition for youth with special health care needs, mental and behavioral health screening and disaster recovery.

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    1. Piloting a New Subspecialty: A Novel, Cross-Disciplinary Clinical Fellowship to Care for Children With Medical Complexity. Acad Pediatr. 2023 Nov-Dec; 23(8):1636-1639. Cribb Fabersunne C, Takayama JI, Henry D. PMID: 36905951.
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    2. Reference values of inside leg length and inside leg length to stature ratio for Japanese children, 0-12 years of age. Ann Hum Biol. 2022 Feb; 49(1):1-9. Inokuchi M, Matsuo N, Takayama JI, Hasegawa T. PMID: 35191816.
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    3. Population-based waist circumference reference values in Japanese children (0-6 years): comparisons with Dutch, Swedish and Turkish preschool children. J Pediatr Endocrinol Metab. 2021 Mar 26; 34(3):349-356. Inokuchi M, Matsuo N, Takayama JI, Hasegawa T. PMID: 33675207.
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    4. Implementation of a multidisciplinary discharge videoconference for children with medical complexity: a pilot study. Pilot Feasibility Stud. 2020; 6:27. Ravid NL, Zamora K, Rehm R, Okumura M, Takayama J, Kaiser S. PMID: 32099662; PMCID: PMC7027051.
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    5. Low plasma D-dimer predicts absence of intracranial injury and skull fracture. Pediatr Int. 2020 Jan; 62(1):22-28. Nozawa M, Mishina H, Tsuji S, Takayama JI. PMID: 31758836.
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    6. Prenatal visits for allergy prevention. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2020 02; 124(2):198-200. Yamamoto-Hanada K, Takayama JI, Saito-Abe M, Futamura M, Ohya Y. PMID: 31765811.
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    7. National anthropometric reference values and growth curves for Japanese children: history and critical review. Ann Hum Biol. 2019 Jun; 46(4):287-292. Inokuchi M, Matsuo N, Takayama JI, Hasegawa T. PMID: 31257942.
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    8. Indication for voiding cystourethrography during first urinary tract infection. Pediatr Int. 2019 Jun; 61(6):595-600. Kobayashi Y, Mishina H, Michihata N, Miyasaka M, Takayama JI. PMID: 30888085.
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    9. Caring for Children with Special Health Care Needs: Profiling Pediatricians and Their Health Care Resources. Matern Child Health J. 2018 07; 22(7):1042-1050. Okumura MJ, Knauer HA, Calvin KE, Takayama JI. PMID: 29497983.
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    10. Obesity in elementary school children after the Great East Japan Earthquake. Pediatr Int. 2018 03; 60(3):282-286. Moriyama H, Fuchimukai T, Kondo N, Takayama JI. PMID: 29205642.
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    11. WHO 2006 Child Growth Standards overestimate short stature and underestimate overweight in Japanese children. J Pediatr Endocrinol Metab. 2018 Jan 26; 31(1):33-38. Inokuchi M, Matsuo N, Takayama JI, Hasegawa T. PMID: 29267170.
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    12. Beliefs and practices regarding solid food introduction among Latino parents in Northern California. Appetite. 2018 Jan 01; 120:381-387. Beck AL, Hoeft KS, Takayama JI, Barker JC. PMID: 28951238; PMCID: PMC5784836.
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    13. Pediatricians' Comfort Level in Caring for Children With Special Health Care Needs. Acad Pediatr. 2017 08; 17(6):678-686. Okumura MJ, Knauer HA, Calvin KE, Takayama JI. PMID: 28246025.
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    14. Anxiety Associated with Asthma Exacerbations and Overuse of Medication: The Role of Cultural Competency. J Dev Behav Pediatr. 2017 Feb/Mar; 38 Suppl 1:S56-S59. Horikawa YT, Udaka TY, Crow JK, Takayama JI, Stein MT. PMID: 28141723.
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    15. Waist-to-height ratio centiles by age and sex for Japanese children based on the 1978-1981 cross-sectional national survey data. Int J Obes (Lond). 2016 Jan; 40(1):65-70. Inokuchi M, Matsuo N, Takayama JI, Hasegawa T. PMID: 26443338.
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    16. Latino Parents' Beliefs about Television Viewing by Infants and Toddlers. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2015 May; 26(2):463-74. Beck AL, Takayama J, Badiner N, Halpern-Felsher B. PMID: 25913344.
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    17. Trends in thin body stature among Japanese female adolescents, 2003-2012. Ann Hum Biol. 2015; 42(6):533-7. Inokuchi M, Matsuo N, Takayama JI, Hasegawa T. PMID: 25365031.
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    18. Understanding how Latino parents choose beverages to serve to infants and toddlers. Matern Child Health J. 2014 Aug; 18(6):1308-15. Beck AL, Takayama JI, Halpern-Felsher B, Badiner N, Barker JC. PMID: 24077961.
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    19. Waist circumference centiles by age and sex for Japanese children based on the 1978-1981 cross-sectional national survey data. Ann Hum Biol. 2015 Jan; 42(1):56-61. Anzo M, Inokuchi M, Matsuo N, Takayama JI, Hasegawa T. PMID: 24980071.
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    20. Reference standard of penile size and prevalence of buried penis in Japanese newborn male infants. Endocr J. 2014; 61(9):849-53. Matsuo N, Ishii T, Takayama JI, Miwa M, Hasegawa T. PMID: 24931740.
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    21. Anxiety associated with asthma exacerbations and overuse of medication: the role of cultural competency. J Dev Behav Pediatr. 2014 Feb-Mar; 35(2):154-7. Horikawa YT, Udaka TY, Crow JK, Takayama JI, Stein MT. PMID: 24509059.
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    22. Trends in thin body stature among Japanese male adolescents, 2003-2012. Ann Hum Biol. 2014 May-Jun; 41(3):277-81. Inokuchi M, Matsuo N, Takayama JI, Hasegawa T. PMID: 24274656.
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    23. Comparison of patients with Kawasaki disease with retropharyngeal edema and patients with retropharyngeal abscess. Eur J Pediatr. 2014 Mar; 173(3):381-6. Nomura O, Hashimoto N, Ishiguro A, Miyasaka M, Nosaka S, Oana S, Sakai H, Takayama JI. PMID: 24146166.
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    24. Late development of coronary artery abnormalities could be associated with persistence of non-fever symptoms in Kawasaki disease. Pediatr Rheumatol Online J. 2013 Jul 31; 11(1):28. Fukuda S, Ito S, Oana S, Sakai H, Kato H, Abe J, Ito R, Saitoh A, Takayama JI. PMID: 23902667; PMCID: PMC3734005.
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    25. Trends and variations in infant mortality among 47 prefectures in Japan. J Eval Clin Pract. 2013 Oct; 19(5):849-54. Mishina H, Hilton JF, Takayama JI. PMID: 22639950.
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    26. Maternal childrearing anxiety reflects childrearing burden and quality of life. Pediatr Int. 2012 Aug; 54(4):504-9. Mishina H, Takayama JI, Aizawa S, Tsuchida N, Sugama S. PMID: 22320870.
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    27. BMI z-score is the optimal measure of annual adiposity change in elementary school children. Ann Hum Biol. 2011 Nov; 38(6):747-51. Inokuchi M, Matsuo N, Takayama JI, Hasegawa T. PMID: 22014004.
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    28. Tracking of BMI in Japanese children from 6 to 18 years of age: Reference values for annual BMI incremental change and proposal for size of increment indicative of risk for obesity. Ann Hum Biol. 2011 Mar; 38(2):146-9. Inokuchi M, Matsuo N, Takayama JI, Hasegawa T. PMID: 20632778.
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    29. The enigma of spontaneous preterm birth. N Engl J Med. 2010 May 27; 362(21):2032-3; author reply 2033-4. Takayama JI, Matsuo N. PMID: 20518106.
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    30. Screening for maternal depression in primary care pediatrics. Curr Opin Pediatr. 2009 Dec; 21(6):789-93. Mishina H, Takayama JI. PMID: 19726991.
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    31. Can pediatricians accurately identify maternal depression at well-child visits? Pediatr Int. 2010 Apr; 52(2):284-9. Mishina H, Hayashino Y, Takayama JI, Kasahara M, Fukuhara S. PMID: 19807879.
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    32. Official Japanese reports significantly underestimate prevalence of overweight in school children: Inappropriate definition of standard weight and calculation of excess weight. Ann Hum Biol. 2009 Mar-Apr; 36(2):139-45. Inokuchi M, Matsuo N, Takayama JI, Hasegawa T. PMID: 19194805.
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    33. Antibiotics during Pregnancy is a Risk Factor for Child's Eczema and Wheezing. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. 2008 Feb 1; 121(2):s238. Ohya OY, Nomura NI, Natori NM, Kitagawa KM, Akasawa AA, Sugama SS, Aizawa AS, Takayama TJ. .
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    34. Prevalence and trends of underweight and BMI distribution changes in Japanese teenagers based on the 2001 National Survey data. Ann Hum Biol. 2007 May-Jun; 34(3):354-61. Inokuchi M, Matsuo N, Takayama JI, Hasegawa T. PMID: 17612865.
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    35. Age-dependent percentile for waist circumference for Japanese children based on the 1992-1994 cross-sectional national survey data. Eur J Pediatr. 2007 Jul; 166(7):655-61. Inokuchi M, Matsuo N, Anzo M, Takayama JI, Hasegawa T. PMID: 17089087.
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    36. Advocacy by any other name would smell as sweet. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2006 Apr; 160(4):453. Chamberlain LJ, Sanders LM, Takayama JI. PMID: 16585499.
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    37. Child advocacy training: curriculum outcomes and resident satisfaction. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2005 Sep; 159(9):842-7. Chamberlain LJ, Sanders LM, Takayama JI. PMID: 16143743.
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    38. Management and outcomes of care of fever in early infancy. JAMA. 2004 Mar 10; 291(10):1203-12. Pantell RH, Newman TB, Bernzweig J, Bergman DA, Takayama JI, Segal M, Finch SA, Wasserman RC. PMID: 15010441.
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    39. Phototherapy use in jaundiced newborns in a large managed care organization: do clinicians adhere to the guideline? Pediatrics. 2003 May; 111(5 Pt 1):e555-61. Atkinson LR, Escobar GJ, Takayama JI, Newman TB. PMID: 12728109.
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    40. Urine testing and urinary tract infections in febrile infants seen in office settings: the Pediatric Research in Office Settings' Febrile Infant Study. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2002 Jan; 156(1):44-54. Newman TB, Bernzweig JA, Takayama JI, Finch SA, Wasserman RC, Pantell RH. PMID: 11772190.
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    41. Giving and receiving gifts: one perspective. West J Med. 2001 Aug; 175(2):138-9. Takayama JI. PMID: 11483567; PMCID: PMC1071511.
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    42. Promoting education, mentorship, and support for pediatric research. Pediatrics. 2001 Jun; 107(6):1447-50. Chesney RW, Dungy CI, Gillman MW, Rivara FP, Schonfeld DJ, Takayama JI, Alexander DF, Cairo MS, Dreyer BP, van Dyck P, Ferrieri P, Kohrt AE, McAnarney ER, Margolis LH, Orr DP, Rothstein E, Simpson L, Weitzman M, Schonfeld DJ, Yudkowsky BK, Committee on Pediatric Research. PMID: 11389274.
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    43. Principles of patient safety in pediatrics. Pediatrics. 2001 Jun; 107(6):1473-5. Lannon CM, Coven BJ, Lane France F, Hickson GB, Miles PV, Swanson JT, Takayama JI, Wood DL, Yamamoto L, National Initiative for Children's Health Care Quality Project Advisory Committee. PMID: 11389280.
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    44. A one-month cultural competency rotation for pediatrics residents. Acad Med. 2001 May; 76(5):514-5. Takayama JI, Chandran C, Pearl DB. PMID: 11346551.
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    45. Child advocacy training for pediatrics residents. Acad Med. 2001 May; 76(5):561-2. Takayama JI, Song EH. PMID: 11346615.
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    46. Body temperature of newborns: what is normal? Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2000 Sep; 39(9):503-10. Takayama JI, Teng W, Uyemoto J, Newman TB, Pantell RH. PMID: 11005363.
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    47. Universal childhood immunization against hepatitis A: whoa! West J Med. 1999 Jun; 170(6):325-6. Takayama JI. PMID: 10443157; PMCID: PMC1305680.
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    48. Regional differences in infant immunization against hepatitis B: did intervention work? Prev Med. 1999 Feb; 28(2):160-6. Takayama JI, Iser JP, Gandelman A. PMID: 10048107.
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    49. Health Care for Children. Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. 1998 Oct 1; 19(5):371-372. Takayama TJ. .
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    50. Urinary tract infection controversy and questions. Pediatrics. 1998 Apr; 101(4 Pt 1):731-3. Newman TB, Takayama JI. PMID: 9556412.
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    51. Relationship between reason for placement and medical findings among children in foster care. Pediatrics. 1998 Feb; 101(2):201-7. Takayama JI, Wolfe E, Coulter KP. PMID: 9445492.
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    52. Insights into medical students' career choices based on third- and fourth-year students' focus-group discussions. Acad Med. 1997 Jul; 72(7):635-40. Mutha S, Takayama JI, O'Neil EH. PMID: 9236475.
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    53. Gender differences in physician-patient communication. Evidence from pediatric visits. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 1997 Jun; 151(6):586-91. Bernzweig J, Takayama JI, Phibbs C, Lewis C, Pantell RH. PMID: 9193244.
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    54. Children in foster care in the state of Washington. Health care utilization and expenditures. JAMA. 1994 Jun 15; 271(23):1850-5. Takayama JI, Bergman AB, Connell FA. PMID: 8196142.
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    55. Admission, recruitment, and retention: finding and keeping the generalist-oriented student. SGIM Task Force on Career Choice in Primary Care and Internal Medicine. J Gen Intern Med. 1994 Apr; 9(4 Suppl 1):S14-23. Linzer M, Slavin T, Mutha S, Takayama JI, Branda L, VanEyck S, McMurray JE, Rabinowitz HK. PMID: 8014739.
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    56. Costs and benefits of lead screening. JAMA. 1993 Nov 03; 270(17):2054-5. Pantell RH, Takayama JI, Newman TB. PMID: 8411571.
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