Thomas Shimotake, MD

Thomas Shimotake MD
About Provider

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.

Medical Group
  • UCSF Medical Group
Primary Services
  • Neonatology
  • Pediatric Medicine
Additional Languages
  • Japanese
  • University of Chicago Medical Center - Pediatrics
Medical School
  • University of Illinois School of Medicine
  • University of Chicago Medical Center - Neonatology
Professional Societies and Affiliations
American Academy of Pediatrics, Fellow; California Association of Neonatologists
Honors and Awards
Top Doctor Marin Magazine 2014; Top Doctor Marin Magazine 2016; Top Doctor Marin Magazine 2017; Top Doctor Marin Magazine 2019