Dr. Takenaga attended the University of California, Los Angeles, where he studied Business Economics. After two years in the business world, he pursued a Masters degree in Philosophy of Religion and Ethics from Biola University in La Mirada, CA, and then started a Ph.D in Philosophy at the University of Texas at Austin. A passion to serve those in need prompted him to leave academic philosophy and pursue a career in medicine. He graduated from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then completed orthopedic surgery residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. During residency training Dr. Takenaga performed research, published articles, and presented at meetings on topics such as fragility fractures and the long-term outcomes of total hip arthroplasty.
Prior to joining EmergeOrtho, PA, Dr. Takenaga practiced orthopaedic surgery in Toledo, Ohio. He enjoys working with patients with general orthopaedic problems and is experienced in fracture care, joint replacement, hand surgery, and sports medicine, with an emphasis on arthroscopic techniques. Dr. Takenaga’s patients and their family members are regularly impressed with his caring nature and excellent bedside manner. His compassion and empathy, combined with knowledge of various non-operative treatment options, make him well equipped to treat patients’ comprehensive musculoskeletal issues. His strives to work together with patients to help them achieve their activity and quality of life aspirations.
Dr. Takenaga is married and resides in Durham with his wife, Nancy, and their son Dylan and two daughters, Sophie and Lizzy. They enjoy various youth sporting activities, camping, and golfing. Together, they have also gone on medical mission trips to Kijabe, Kenya and Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
Medical School: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Graduate: Biola University
Undergraduate: University of California, Los Angeles
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Arthroscopy Association of North America
Phi Beta Kappa
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