Ayame Takahashi, MD
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.