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Junko Takeshita, MD, PhD, MSCE

Junko Takeshita, MD, PhD, MSCE Physician

Assistant Professor of Dermatology Assistant Professor of Epidemiology in Biostatistics and Epidemiology

Dr. Takeshita is employed by Penn Medicine.

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Patient Rating Breakdown

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

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Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • Dermatology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Dermatology, 2011

Clinical Expertise:

  • Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis)
  • Epidemiology
  • Ethnic Skin Disorder
  • Inflammatory Skin Disorders
  • Phototherapy
  • Psoriasis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Check

Practice Locations and Appointments

  • Penn Dermatology

    Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine South Pavilion, 1st Floor 3400 Civic Center Boulevard Philadelphia, PA 19104 800-789-7366 (PENN)

    A facility of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Keystone First Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan

Education and Training

Medical School: Washington University
Residency: University of Washington Hospital and Clinics

Memberships

American Academy of Dermatology, National Center for Pharmacoepidemiology Research and Training, Local F1000 Associate Faculty Member, International Medical Dermatology Society, National Society for Investigative Dermatology, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Takeshita is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.

Research

Selected Publications:

Fischer AH, Shin DB, Gelfand JM, Takeshita J: Health Care Utilization for Psoriasis in the United States Differs by Race: An Analysis of the 2001-2013 Medical Expenditures Panel Surveys Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology : In Press.

Fischer AH, Shin DB, Margolis DJ, Takeshita J: Racial and Ethnic Differences in Health Care Utilization for Childhood Eczema: An Analysis of the 2001-2013 Medical Expenditures Panel Surveys Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology : 2017.

Takeshita, J., Gelfand, J.M., Li, P., Pinto, L., Yu, X., Rao, P., Viswanathan, H.N., Doshi, J.A.: Psoriasis in the U.S. Medicare Population: Prevalence, Treatment, and Factors Associated with Biologic Use. J Invest Dermatol 135 (6): 1057-1065,2015.

Doshi, J.A., Takeshita, J., Pinto, L., Li, P., Yu, X., Rao, P., Viswanathan, H.N., Gelfand, J.M.: Factors Associated with Adherence, Discontinuation, Switching, and Restarting Biologic Therapy Among Psoriasis Patients in the U.S. Medicare Population. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology 74 (6): 1057-1065,2016.

Takeshita, J., Shin, D.B., Ogdie, A., Gelfand, J.M.: Increased Risk of Pneumonia Among Patients with Psoriasis: A Population-Based Cohort Study in the United Kingdom. J Invest Dermatol 135(Suppl 1) (S50): 2015.

Takeshita, J., Wang, S., Shin, D.B., Mehta, N.N., Kimmel, S.E., Margolis, D.J., Troxel, A.B., Gelfand, J.M. : Effect of psoriasis severity on hypertension control: a population-based study in the United Kingdom. JAMA dermatology 151 (2): 161-9,2015.

Takeshita, J., Callis Duffin, K., Shin, D.B., Krueger, G.G., Robertson, A.D., Troxel, A.B., Van Voorhees, A.S., Gelfand, J.M. : Patient-reported outcomes for psoriasis patients with clear versus almost clear skin in the clinical setting. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology 71 (4): 633-41,2014.

Takeshita, J., Wang, S., Shin, D.B., Callis Duffin, K., Krueger, G.G., Kalb, R.E., Weisman, J.D., Sperber, B.R., Stierstorfer, M.B., Brod, B.A., Schleicher, S.M., Robertson, A.D., Linn, K.A., Shinohara, R.T., Troxel, A.B., Van Voorhees, A.S., Gelfand, J.M. : Comparative effectiveness of less commonly used systemic monotherapies and common combination therapies for moderate to severe psoriasis in the clinical setting. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology 71 (6): 1167-75,2014.

Takeshita, J., Mohler, E.R., Parasuram K., Moore, J., Rogers, W.T., Zhang, L., Gelfand, J.M., Mehta, N.N. : Endothelial cell-, platelet-, and monocyte/macrophage-derived microparticles are elevated in psoriasis beyond cardiometabolic risk factors. Journal of the American Heart Association 3 (1): e000507,2014.

Takeshita, J., Grewal, S., Langan, S.M., Mehta, N.N., Ogdie, A., Van Voorhees, A.S., Gelfand, J.M.: Psoriasis and Comorbid Diseases: Implications for Management. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology 76 (3): 393,2017.

Takeshita, J., Grewal, S., Langan, S.M., Mehta, N.N., Ogdie, A., Van Voorhees, A.S., Gelfand, J.M.: Psoriasis and Comorbid Diseases: Epidemiology. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology 76 (3): 377,2017.

Ogdie A, Harter L, Shin D, Baker J, Takeshita J, Choi HK, Love TJ, Gelfand JM.: The Risk of Fracture Among Patients with Psoriatic Arthritis and Psoriasis: A Population-Based Study. Ann Rheum Dis 76 (5): 882,2017.

Jariwala N, Benoit B, Kossenkov AV, Oetjen LK, Whelan TM, Cornejo CM, Takeshita J, Kim BS, Showe LC, Wysocka M, Rook AH. : TIGIT and Helios Are Highly Expressed on CD4+ T Cells in Sézary Syndrome Patients. J Invest Dermatol 137 (1): 257,2017.

Benoit BM, Jariwala N, O'Connor G, Oetjen LK, Whelan TM, Werth A, Troxel AB, Sicard H, Zhu L, Miller C, Takeshita J, McVicar DW, Kim BS, Rook AH, Wysocka M. : CD164 identifies CD4+ T cells highly expressing genes associated with malignancy in Sézary syndrome: the Sézary signature genes, FCRL3, Tox, and miR-214. Arch Dermatol Res 309 (1): 11,2017.

Grewal, S.K., Wan, J., Denburg, M.R., Shin, D.B., Takeshita, J., Gelfand, J.M.: The Risk of IgA Nephropathy and Glomerular Disease in Patients with Psoriasis: A Population-Based Cohort Study. Br J Dermatol 176 (5): 1366,2016.

Nelson, C.A., Takeshita, J., Wanat, K.A., Bream, K.D.W., Holms, J.H., Koenig, H.C., Roth, R.R., Vuppalapati, A., James, W.D., Kovarik, C.L.: Impact of Store-and-Forward Teledermatology on Outpatient Dermatologic Care: A Prospective Study in an Urban Underserved Primary Care Setting. Am Acad Dermatol 74 (3): 484-490.e1,2015.

Yeung, H., Takeshita, J., Mehta N.N., Kimmel, S.E., Ogdie, A., Margolis, D.J., Shin, D.B., Attor, R., Troxel, A.B., Gelfand, J.M. : Psoriasis severity and the prevalence of major medical comorbidity: a population-based study. JAMA Dermatology 149 (10): 1173-9,2013.

Callis Duffin K, Yeung H, Takeshita J, Krueger G G, Robertson A D, Troxel A B, Shin D B, Van Voorhees A S, Gelfand J M: Patient satisfaction with treatments for moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis in clinical practice. The British Journal of Dermatology 170 (3): 672-80,2014.

Chung, J., Callis Duffin, K., Takeshita, J., Shin, D.B., Krueger, G.G., Robertson, A.D., Troxel, A.B., Van Voorhees, A.S., Edson-Heredia, E., Gelfand, J.M. : Palmoplantar psoriasis is associated with greater impairment of health-related quality of life compared with moderate to severe plaque psoriasis. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology 71 (4): 623-32,2014.

Academic Contact Info

Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine
3400 Civic Center Boulevard
7th Floor, South Tower
Suite 728

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)