Janet Shimotake, M.D.

Assistant Professor, Pediatrics
UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital San Francisco

Curriculum Vitae

  • 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


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.