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Aileen M. Takahashi, MD

General Surgery
Accepting new patients
This physician is an affiliate of the UCLA Medical Group but is not employed by UCLA.


Dr. Takahashi completed her general surgery training at LA County & USC Medical Center in 2003. 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 since 2008. 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).




Medical Board Certification

Surgery, American Board of Surgery, 2004


LAC + USC Medical Center, 2001


LAC + USC Medical Center, 2003


LAC + USC Medical Center, 1997


New York Medical College, MD, 1996

Hospital Affiliations

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center

Areas of Focus

Laparoscopic gi surgery