Physician Engagement Expert

H. Takaji Kittaka, Jr.


As chief transformation officer for Adena Health System in Chillicothe, Ohio, Dr. H. Takaji Kittaka directs and coordinates the employed medical group for necessary changes in new health care models required to transform and integrate care delivery.

Dr. Kittaka also serves as division chair of ambulatory medicine and medical director at Adena Care. Prior to his current role, Dr. Kittaka served as regional medical director for Adena Medical Group, where his responsibilities included Black Belt/Six Sigma processes, overseeing affiliation of Pike County Hospital and physician integration, strategic planning, and the development and implementation of a patient-centered medical home in the 15 primary care offices within the health system. Dr. Kittaka continues to see patients as a Family Physician in Waverly, Ohio.

Dr. Kittaka earned his BS from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and his MD from the University Of Nevada School Of Medicine. He completed his residency in Utah Valley Family Practice, part of Intermountain Health Care.

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