Dr. Takahashi is the Medical Director of the bariatric program at Torrance Memoiral Medical Center. She completed her general surgery training at LA County and 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. She is Board Certified in General Surgery and in Surgical Critical Care. She is a candidate member of the American College of Surgeons, Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES), and the American Society of Bariatric Surgeons (ASBS). She has recently joined Association of South Bay Surgeons. Her special interests include advanced laparoscopic and bariatric surgery.