The pediatric infectious disease service at UC Davis Children's Hospital is composed of four physicians specializing in infectious diseases, as well as nurse practitioners, a pharmacist, a dietitian and a social worker.

The four physicians, who are the only pediatric infectious disease specialists in Sacramento, are often asked to lend their expertise to patients in other medical systems throughout the region.


Nurse practitioner

  • Tami Rae Emslie, B.S.N.

Registered dietitian

  • Staci Collins, R.D., C.N.S.C., Senior Dietitian


  • Jenana Maker, Pharm.D., B.C.P.S.

Social worker

  • Sandra Maline, L.C.S.W.