Dr. Takahashi completed her general surgery training at LA County & USC Medical Center. During her residency at USC, she spent an additional year in fellowship training in trauma and critical care. She then went on to UCLA, where she spent a year focused on minimally invasive and bariatric surgery. Dr. Takahashi now serves as the medical director of the bariatric surgery program at Torrance Memorial Medical Center, which is a nationally recognized Center of Excellence for bariatric surgery. She is board certified in general surgery as well as in surgical critical care. She is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of both the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS). She currently is Chairman of Bariatric Surgery at Torrance Memorial Medical Center in Torrance, Ca.