Ayame Takahashi, MD

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
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    About me

    Dr. Takahashi came to SIU in 2006 for the opportunity to start a new Child and Adolescent Psychiatry training program.  What attracted her to SIU at the time still remains true:  It is an institution that values creativity in education, and supports both trainees and faculty in this endeavor.  She is board certified in General Psychiatry and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and during her time here at SIU obtained board certification in Addiction Medicine through the American Board of Addiction Medicine.

    Dr. TakahashiI enjoys teaching at all levels from medical students to residents in all disciplines.  In her clinical work she enjoys doing psychodynamic psychotherapy, treatment of anxiety and mood disorders, and treatment of co-occurring disorders in the substance abusing population.



    Languages spoken


    Education & training

    Assistant Professor
    Director, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship
    Department of Psychiatry
    Board Certifications
    Child Psychiatry
    Medical School
    University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City, MO
    Northwestern Memorial Hospital-McGaw Medical Center, Chicago, IL - Psychiatry
    eill Cornell Medical School, New York Presbyterian Hospital, New York, NY

    Clinical locations


    SIU Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

    319 E Madison St Springfield, IL 62702
    Mon - Fri: 8:00 am-4:30 pm

    Hospital privileges

    • HSHS St. John's Hospital, Springfield, IL
    • Lincoln Prairie Behavioral Health Center, Springfield IL
    • Memorial Medical Center, Springfield IL


    Research Interests
    Psychotherapy, Residency Education