Ryosuke (Roy) Takei, MD

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Ryosuke Takei, MD, is a hospitalist attending physician in the Department of General Pediatrics and the Director of the Care Team Assistant Program at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Locations: Specialty Care, Virtua
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

Background

Ryosuke (Roy) Takei, MD, is the Medical Director of Pediatric Hospital Medicine for Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s King of Prussia Hospital and a Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Takei enjoys Pediatric Hospital Medicine (PHM) because it allows him to treat a wide variety of illnesses and do so in a collaborative manner, working together with primary care physicians, subspecialists and other hospital staff members to provide comprehensive, unified patient care. He also has an interest in quality improvement, hospital operations and medical education — all of which he says can be perfectly incorporated into a career in Hospital Medicine.

“PHM gives me the opportunity to be a source of guidance and comfort for patients and families during what can be a very stressful and difficult time in their lives,” he says. “I find great joy in being able to support them in the inpatient setting, and I seek to utilize the relationships established during these moments to educate in hopes of positively impacting their longitudinal health and wellness.”

He leads an exceptional group of advanced practice providers and hospitalist attendings at King of Prussia Hospital (KOPH) who strive to deliver the highest quality of family-centered care that is collaborative, comprehensive and compassionate.

All patients admitted to KOPH for general medical issues have an attending hospitalist, many of whom are fellowship trained and/or board certified in PHM, at the center of their care in-house 24/7, with all the subspecialties that CHOP has to offer available as consultants in person, over the phone or via telemedicine. Dr. Takei says this intimate, community setting helps put children, as well as their caregivers, at ease, and that the smaller medical teams allow patients and families to cultivate a better sense of engagement and connectedness with the providers and staff during their visit or stay.

“Whether a patient is in the Emergency Department (ED) on the ground level or in the OR for a procedure or on my floor as an inpatient — our goal is that everyone who steps into our building feels like they are receiving the very best care, which is what each patient and every family deserves,” he says.

He is committed to establishing a strong connection to referring physicians and the community, with a hospitalist attending available at all times — overnights, weekends, whenever needed — for pediatricians to directly contact if there are questions that arise regarding their patients.

“We value the guidance and insight of patients’ primary care providers and have a deep understanding that disposition coordination and the care the patients receive following discharge are just as important, if not more so, than that received during their admission,” he says.

Education and Training

Medical School

MD - Mercer University School of Medicine, Macon/Savannah, GA

Internship

Pediatrics - Children’s National Medical Center, Washington, DC                                                                         

Residency

Pediatrics - Children’s National Medical Center, Washington, DC          

Board Certification

Pediatrics – American Board of Pediatrics

Titles and Academic Titles

Hospitalist Attending Physician

Director, Care Team Assistant Program

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Departments and Services

Research Interests

Patient/family engagement and satisfaction
Physician wellness

Publications

Papers

2019

R. Takei, G. Dalembert, J. Ronan, N. Washington, E. Salazar, S. Tank, A. Sweeney, S. Kolb, E. Fieldston. "Implementing a Care Team Assistant Program: Lessons Learned." Quality and Safety Day, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Philadelphia, PA. May 15th, 2019.

R. Takei, G. Dalembert, J. Ronan, N. Washington, E. Salazar, S. Tank, A. Sweeney, S. Kolb, E. Fieldston. "Implementing a Care Team Assistant Program: Lessons Learned." Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting. Baltimore, MD. April 30th, 2019.

R. Takei, N. Washington, J. Mahan, M. Perry, D. Stewart, H. Burrows. "We Can Help You with That!" Enhanced Learning Session. Association of Pediatric Program Directors Meeting. New Orleans, LA. March 29th, 2019.

R. Takei, G. Dalembert, J. Ronan, N. Washington, E. Salazar, S. Tank, A. Sweeney, S. Kolb, E. Fieldston. "Implementing a Care Team Assistant Program: Lessons Learned." Association of Pediatric Program Directors Meeting. New Orleans, LA. March 28th, 2019.

2018

R. Takei, M. Pena, A. Sweeney, Z. Atabek, S. Tank, N. Washington, G. Dalembert, J. Ronan. "Care Team Assistant Program: Promoting Resident Wellness and Efficiency." Pediatric Hospitalist Medicine Conference. Atlanta, GA. July 19th, 2018.

R. Takei, M. Pena, A. Sweeney, Z. Atabek, S. Tank, N. Washington, G. Dalembert, J. Ronan. "Care Team Assistant Program: Promoting Resident Wellness and Efficiency." Quality and Safety Day, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Philadelphia, PA. May 15th, 2018.

R. Takei, M. Pena, A. Sweeney, Z. Atabek, S. Tank, N. Washington, G. Dalembert, J. Ronan. "Care Team Assistant Program: Promoting Resident Wellness and Efficiency." Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting. Toronto, Canada. May 7th, 2018.

R. Takei, M. Pena, A. Sweeney, Z. Atabek, S. Tank, N. Washington, G. Dalembert, J. Ronan. "Care Team Assistant Program: Promoting Resident Wellness and Efficiency." Association of Pediatric Program Directors Conference. Atlanta, GA. March 22nd, 2018.