Dr. Christopher R. Takala joined the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin in August 2016. After receiving his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2011, he completed his residency in adult psychiatry at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, where he was recognized as the Resident Teacher of the Year. He continued his fellowship training in child and adolescent psychiatry there, serving as chief fellow in his final year. Dr. Takala has interests in consult-liaison psychiatry, collaborative care, clinical research, and resident/fellow education. He is a member of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and has participated in the Telepsychiatry Committee.
Dr. Takala has performed clinical research within a broad array of mental health topics. Dr. Takala is board certified in general psychiatry and will be sitting for his child and adolescent psychiatry boards in the Fall of 2016. Dr. Takala sees patients through consultation work at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin as well as within the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.
Psychiatry - General
Areas of interest
ADHD Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
Children with psychiatric and neurologic conditions co-occurring
Clozapine Toxicity Requiring Intubation Associated With an Acute Exacerbation of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Discussion
College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists - 2013 Annual Meeting
Colorado Springs, Colorado (04/2013)
Management of psychiatric symptoms in anti-NMDAR encephalitis: a case series, literature review and future directions
Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine - 60th Annual Meeting
Tucson, Arizona (11/2013)
Parental Perception of Mental Illness in Adolescents Undergoing Psychiatric Hospitalization
AACAP’s 61st Annual Meeting
San Diego, California (10/2014)
Concurrent Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) and Bupropion
Treatment Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine Annual Meeting
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida (11/2014)
A Tale of Two Jinn Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine Annual Meeting New Orleans, Louisiana (11/2015)
pplied Tavistock: Improving Communication Skills with Group Relations Theory. To be presented at APM’s 2015 Annual Meeting, scheduled for Nov. 11-14 at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside, New Orleans, LA.