Faculty

Sarah Aghamohammadi, M.D. - PubMed

Dr. Aghamohammadi has always had a passion for education, she enjoys teaching principles of medicine, pediatrics, and critical care to medical students, residents and nurses alike. Her research interests include long-term outcomes and prognosis as related to pediatric critical care medicine.

Madan Dharmar, M.B.B.S., Ph.D. - PubMed

Dr. Dharmar's area of interest is health services research, specifically in quality of care and satisfaction of care in children. His research focus is in the development of quality measures to evaluate health care. He is currently working on research projects evaluating the impact of telemedicine in the pediatric critical care consultation and child abuse consultation in Northern California.

Constantine (Costa) Dimitriades, M.D. - PubMed

Dr. Dimitriades is interested in the use of high-fidelity simulation modeling for the training of pediatric healthcare providers to help improve performance in the care of critically ill children. Additionally, Dr. Dimitriades is interested in the utilization of pediatric critical care registry data for continuous improvement in care for pediatric patients in pediatric intensive care units.

Jacqueline Evans, M.D., Ph.D. - PubMed

Dr. Evans's area of interest is researching ways to improve the care of children with complex congenital heart disease including those who require extracorporeal life support.

James Marcin, M.D., M.P.H. - PubMed

Dr. Marcin conducts research in pediatric telemedicine and quality of care, particularly as it relates to acutely ill and injured children in the Emergency Department and the Intensive Care Unit.  He leads research in telemedicine, and how telemedicine can improve quality of care and reduce medication errors among children with a variety of diseases.  Dr. Marcin also conducts research in quality of care using large patient databases.

Theresa Murdock-Vlautin, M.D. - PubMed

Dr. Murdock-Vlautin's research interests are in advancing medical school education in regards to clinical skills teaching and assessment throughout the four year curriculum. In addition, bridging and advancing knowledge and resources in pediatric palliative care in Northern California.

JoAnne Natale, M.D., Ph.D. - PubMed

Dr. Natale conducts research aimed at understanding and limiting delayed brain damage after traumatic injury in infants and children. In the clinical setting, her research focus is on improving quality of care, including process improvement research and research into optimizing sedation strategies in critically ill children.