Janet Shimotake, MD


Dr. Janet Shimotake is a neonatologist who cares for pregnant patients and babies with a high chance for complications during birth. She attends high-risk deliveries to resuscitate and stabilize babies, and cares for premature infants, as well as those born with surgical issues, respiratory failure, or neonatal encephalopathy and seizures.

After the highest-risk babies graduate from the intensive care nursery, Shimotake continues to follow up on their care for as long as 15 years. She also works on quality improvement in the nursery, and she trains residents and fellows in neonatology.

Shimotake earned her medical degree at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. She completed a residency in pediatrics at Pritzker School of Medicine and University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children's Hospital. She completed a fellowship in neonatal and perinatal medicine at UCSF. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Shimotake and her husband are raising their family in San Francisco. They are stalwart San Francisco Giants fans and experts on ballpark food. Her family loves taking advantage of all that Northern California has to offer, including cultural experiences, hiking, biking, skiing and camping.


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

Intensive Care Nursery
1975 Fourth St., Third Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (415) 353-1565
Fax: (415) 353-1202

Conditions & Treatments

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University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine 1999


University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine/Comer Children's Hospital, Pediatrics 2003


UCSF, Neonatal and Perinatal Medicine 2009

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Shimotake J, Derugin N, Wendland M, Vexler ZS, Ferriero DM. Vascular endothelial growth factor receptor-2 inhibition promotes cell death and limits endothelial cell proliferation in a neonatal rodent model of stroke. Stroke. 2010 Feb; 41(2):343-9.

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