Jennifer Takagishi, MD

Professor, College Of Medicine Pediatrics

Assistant Medical Director, Pediatrics

Medical Director, Medical Foster Care

Medical Director, Pediatrics

Assistant Medical Director, Pediatrics, Children's Medical Services, Tampa Bay Region

Medical Director, Pediatrics, HealthPark Pediatrics

Medical Director, Medical Foster Care, Children's Medical Services

Contact Info 2 Tampa General Circle
5th Floor
Tampa, FL 33606

Academic Email: jtakagis@health.usf.edu

Academic Phone: (813) 259-8752

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Education

  • MD, Medicine, Tufts University School Of Medicine, 1993
  • BA, Psychobiology and French, Wellesley College, 1987

Academic Philosophy

"I teach medical students and pediatric residents how to give comprehensive, culturally competent care to children predominantly in lower socioeconomic levels. Many have multiple medical and social needs."

Research Interests

  • I have focused on curriculum development in areas such as breastfeeding, business of medicine and advocacy. I have assessed mentorship for faculty development. I have also presented several case reports of interesting clinical scenarios.

Memberships

  • Academic Pediatric Association (Member, 1997 - Present)
  • American Academy of Pediatrics (Fellow, 1996 - Present)

Recent Publications

  • Ogg J, Kozdras D, Montesino M, & Takagishi J. Perceived Mental Health, Behavioral, and Adaptive Needs for Children in Medical Foster Care. Journal of Child and Family Studies. 24(12) : 3610-3622, 2015.
  • Weitzman C., Wegner L., Section on Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, Committee on Psychosocial Aspects of Child and Family Health, Council on Early Childhood, & Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. Promoting optimal development: screening for behavioral and emotional problems. Pediatrics. 135(2) : 384-95, 2015. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25624375
  • Szilagyi MA, Rosen DS, Rubin D, Zlotnik S; COUNCIL ON FOSTER CARE ADOPTION AND KINSHIP CARE; COMMITTEE ON ADOLESCENCE; & COUNCIL ON EARLY CHILDHOOD. Health Care Issues for Children and Adolescents in Foster Care and Kinship Care. Pediatrics. 136(4) : e1142-66, 2015.
  • COUNCIL ON FOSTER CARE ADOPTION AND KINSHIP CARE; COMMITTEE ON ADOLESCENCE; & COUNCIL ON EARLY CHILDHOOD. Health Care Issues for Children and Adolescents in Foster Care and Kinship Care. Pediatrics. 136(4) : e1131-40, 2015.
  • High PC, Klass P, Donoghue E, Glassy D, DelConte B, Earls M, Lieser D, McFadden T, Mendelsohn A, Scholer S, Schulte EE, Takagishi J, Vanderbilt D, & Williams PG. Literacy promotion: an essential component of primary care pediatric practice. Pediatrics. 134(2) : 404-9, 2014. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24962987
  • Maldonado L & Takagishi J. Four-month-old infant with intussusception presenting as altered mental status. SAGE Open Medical Case Reports. 2, 2014.
  • Maldonado L & Takagishi J. 2q13 deletion in a young boy with developmental delay, short stature and failure to thrive. Current Topics in Genetics. 5: 19-21, 2012.
  • Takagishi J, Dabrow S. Mentorship programs for faculty development in academic general pediatric divisions. International Journal of Pediatrics. 2011: 538616, 2011. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22164177
  • Gallizzi G, Kaly P, Takagishi J. Lower extremity paralysis in a male preadolescent. Clinical Pediatrics. 47(1) : 86-8, 2008. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18192643
  • Takagishi J, Rauen KA, Drumheller T, Kousseff B, Sutcliffe M. Chromosome 3p25 deletion in mother and daughter with minimal phenotypic effect. American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A. 140(14) : 1587-93, 2006. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16770804
  • Takagishi J, Christner J, McCoy R, Dabrow S. Lessons learned from pediatric residents on a community pediatrics rotation. Clinical Pediatrics. 45(3) : 239-44, 2006. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16708136

Awards/Honors

  • Certificate of Very Good Care (Tampa General Hospital - 2013)
  • Best Doctors in America (Best Doctor Polling and Research - 2013)