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Sandra Takai, M.D.

Dr. Sandra Takai has been practicing pediatrics in the Gaithersburg-Germantown area since 1986. She is the senior pediatrician in the group and now takes care of children of her former patients. She trained at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, where she served as Chief Resident. Dr. Takai is Board Certified in Pediatrics, a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, and has been named a Washingtonian Magazine “Top Doctor” for many years. She has served as Pediatric Department Chairman and Secretary of the Medical Staff at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital, and was instrumental in the development of the existing pediatric program. Currently, she is a member of the Credentialing Committee, which reviews physician applicants to the hospital staff for training and competence. Dr. Takai has lived in the Gaithersburg area since 1986. She has two grown children who have been embarrassed repeatedly when she discussed their upbringing with her patients, and she looks forward to embarrassing her grandchildren as well. Dr. Takai now lives in Bethesda with her husband and dog. She enjoys reading, she is famous for her pecan pie, and she makes jewelry as a hobby.

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