Thomas Shimotake, MD

Co-director of the Neurointensive Care Nursery

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

His 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 an associate clinical professor of pediatrics at UCSF and the fellowship training director for Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine. He's a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and a member of their Perinatal Section. He's also a member of the California Association of Neonatologists.

Clinics

Fetal Treatment Center
1855 Fourth St., Second Floor, Room A-2432
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (800) 793-3887
Fax: (415) 502-0660

Hours: Monday to Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Academic Title

Professor

More about Thomas Shimotake

Additional Languages

Japanese

Education

University of Illinois School of Medicine 1997

Residencies

University of Chicago Medical Center, Pediatrics 2000

Fellowships

University of Chicago Medical Center, Neonatology 2003

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Wusthoff CJ, Clark CL, Glass HC, Shimotake TK, Schulman J, Bonifacio SL. Cooling in neonatal hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy: practices and opinions on minimum standards in the state of California. J Perinatol. 2018 Jan; 38(1):54-58.
  2. Mrelashvili A, Bonifacio SL, Rogers EE, Shimotake TK, Glass HC. Outcome After Therapeutic Hypothermia in Term Neonates With Encephalopathy and a Syndromic Diagnosis. J Child Neurol. 2015 Oct; 30(11):1453-8.
  3. Akula VP, Joe P, Thusu K, Davis AS, Tamaresis JS, Kim S, Shimotake TK, Butler S, Honold J, Kuzniewicz M, DeSandre G, Bennett M, Gould J, Wallenstein MB, Van Meurs K. A randomized clinical trial of therapeutic hypothermia mode during transport for neonatal encephalopathy. J Pediatr. 2015 Apr; 166(4):856-61.e1-2.
  4. Shue EH, Soares B, Courtier J, Hogue J, Shimotake T, MacKenzie TC. Type IV intestinal atresia, congenital bilateral perisylvian syndrome, and chronic pulmonary hypertension secondary to multiple vascular disruption syndrome in a monochorionic twin. J Pediatr Surg. 2012 Oct; 47(10):1938-42.
  5. Glass HC, Bonifacio SL, Shimotake T, Ferriero DM. Neurocritical care for neonates. Curr Treat Options Neurol. 2011 Dec; 13(6):574-89.
  6. Hogeling M, Meddles K, Berk DR, Bruckner AL, Shimotake TK, Cohen RS, Frieden IJ. Extensive subcutaneous fat necrosis of the newborn associated with therapeutic hypothermia. Pediatr Dermatol. 2012 Jan-Feb; 29(1):59-63.
  7. Glass HC, Bonifacio SL, Peloquin S, Shimotake T, Sehring S, Sun Y, Sullivan J, Rogers E, Barkovich AJ, Rowitch D, Ferriero DM. Neurocritical care for neonates. Neurocrit Care. 2010 Jun; 12(3):421-9.
  8. Baldán A, Tarr P, Vales CS, Frank J, Shimotake TK, Hawgood S, Edwards PA. Deletion of the transmembrane transporter ABCG1 results in progressive pulmonary lipidosis. J Biol Chem. 2006 Sep 29; 281(39):29401-10.
  9. Shimotake TK, Izhar FM, Rumilla K, Li J, Tan A, Page K, Brasier AR, Schreiber MD, Hershenson MB. Interleukin (IL)-1 beta in tracheal aspirates from premature infants induces airway epithelial cell IL-8 expression via an NF-kappa B dependent pathway. Pediatr Res. 2004 Dec; 56(6):907-13.
  10. Yanagihara J, Nakamura K, Shimotake T, Deguchi E, Iwai N. An association of multiple intestinal atresia and biliary atresia: a case report. Eur J Pediatr Surg. 1995 Dec; 5(6):372-4.

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