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James P. Marcin, M.D., M.P.H. View profile as PDF

James P. Marcin

Philosophy of Care

Caring for seriously ill children and supporting families are my passion.  I do all that I can to treat every ill child how I would want my own children cared for, and consider it a privilege and honor to be part of the incredible team at our Children’s Hospital.

Clinical Interests

Dr. James Marcin practices in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at the UC Davis Children’s Hospital.  Dr. Marcin is in charge of the Pediatric Telemedicine Program, which provides telemedicine consultations to seriously ill pediatric patients in remote hospitals, emergency departments and inpatient wards.

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. James Marcin completed his pediatric critical care fellowship at the Children’s National Medical Center in Washington DC.  He also completed a Masters in Public Health at the George Washington University.  Dr. Marcin conducts research on a variety of public health issues in pediatric emergency and critical care medicine, including quality of care, severity of illness measures and telemedicine.




Pediatric Critical Care




Pediatric Critical Care


UC Davis Children's Hospital
2315 Stockton Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95617
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Phone: 800-282-3284

Additional Phone:

Physician Referrals: 800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)


M.D., UC San Diego School of Medicine, La Jolla, California, 1992
M.P.H., George Washington University, Washington, DC, 1998
B.S., UC San Diego, La Jolla, California, 1988


UC San Francisco, San Francisco, California, 1992-95


Children's National Medical Center
George Washington University, Washington, District of Columbia, 1995-98

Board Certifications:

Fellow, American Association of Pediatrics, 2012
American Board of Pediatrics, 1995
American Board of Pediatrics, Critical Care Medicine, 1999

Professional Memberships:

American Academy of Pediatrics
American Medical Association
American Telemedicine Association
International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War
Physicians for Social Responsibility
Society for Critical Care Medicine

Select Honors and Awards:

Best Doctors in Sacramento, 2013

Best Abstract Award, American Telemedicine Association, 2013

Best Doctors in Sacramento, 2012

UC Davis School of Medicine, Dean’s Team Award for Excellence in Community Engagement, 2011

American Telemedicine Association Special Interest Group and Chapter Achievement Award (Pediatrics), 15th Annual International Meeting and Exposition, San Antonio, TX, 2010

ACCM Convocation/SCCM Award for Innovation using Family Link, 2008

Eli Gold Prize for Outstanding Contributions to the Department of Pediatrics and School of Medicine, 2008

America’s Top Pediatricians, "Guide to America’s Top Pediatricians, 2008", 2008

American Telemedicine Association 2008 People’s Choice Award for "Family-Link: Connecting Critically Ill Patients with Their Families", 2008

Select Recent Publications:

Leigh JP, Marcin JP. Workers' compensation benefits and shifting costs for occupational injury and illness. J Occup Environ Med. 2012 Apr;54(4):445-50.

Marcin JP, Kuppermann N, Tancredi DJ, Glaser NS. Insulin administration for treatment of pediatric diabetic ketoacidosis: are lower rates of infusion beneficial? Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2011 Mar;12(2):217-9.

Natale JE, Joseph JG, Honomichl RD, Bazanni LG, Kagawa KJ, Marcin JP. Benchmarking, public reporting, and pay-for-performance: A mixed-methods survey of California pediatric intensive care unit medical directors. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2011 Nov;12(6):e225-32.

Parsapour K, Kon AA, Dharmar M, McCarthy AK, Yang HH, Smith AC, Carpenter J, Sadorra CK, Farbstein AD, Hojman NM, Wold GL, Marcin JP. Connecting hospitalized patients with their families: case series and commentary. Int J Telemed Appl. 2011;2011:804254. Epub 2011 Oct 23.

Romano PS, Marcin JP, Dai JJ, Yang XD, Kravitz RL, Rocke DM, Dharmar M, Li Z. Impact of public reporting of coronary artery bypass graft surgery performance data on market share, mortality, and patient selection. Med Care. 2011 Dec;49(12):1118-25.

Gerich ME, Quiros JA, Marcin JP, Tennyson L, Henthorn M, Prindiville TP. A prospective evaluation of the impact of allopurinol in pediatric and adult IBD patients with preferential metabolism of 6-mercaptopurine to 6-methylmercaptopurine. J Crohns Colitis. 2010 Nov;4(5):546-52. Epub 2010 May 26.

Li Z, Carlisle DM, Marcin JP, Castellanos LR, Romano PS, Young JN, Amsterdam EA. Impact of public reporting on access to coronary artery bypass surgery: the California Outcomes Reporting Program. Ann Thorac Surg. 2010 Apr;89(4):1131-8.

Kon AA, Rich B, Sadorra C, Marcin JP. Complex bioethics consultation in rural hospitals: using telemedicine to bring academic bioethicists into outlying communities. J Telemed Telecare. 2009; 15(5):264-7.

Kanter RK, Andrake JS, Boeing NM, Callahan J, Cooper A, lopez-Dwyer CA, Marcin JP, Odetola Fa, Ryan AE, Temdrup TE, Tobin JR. Developing consensus on appropriate standards of disaster care for children.Disaster Med Public Health Prep. 2009 Mar; 3(1):27-32.

Dharmar M, Marcin JP. A picture is worth a thousand words: critical care consultations to emergency departments using telemedicine. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2009 Sep; 10(5):606-7.

Dharmar M, Smith AC, Armfield NR, Trujano J, Sadorra C, Marcin JP. Telemedicine for children in need of intensive care. Pediatr Ann. 2009 Oct;38(10):562-6.

To see if James P. Marcin is accepting new patients, or for assistance finding a UC Davis doctor, please call 800-2-UCDAVIS (800-282-3284).