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UC Davis Health System

David Barnes, M.D. View profile as PDF

David  Barnes

Philosophy of Care

Providing state-of-the-art emergency care in a caring and compassionate manner.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Barnes' research interests include: CPR methods and their outcome, resuscitation, and medical simulation.

Research/Academic Interests

Resuscitation, Education and Simulation


Assistant Clinical Professor
Director, Emergency Medicine Residency Program


Emergency Medicine


Emergency Medicine


Emergency Medicine


UC Davis Medical Center
Emergency Medicine Department
2315 Stockton Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95817
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Phone: 916-734-3790

Additional Phone:

Clinic Phone: 916-734-3790
Physician Referrals: 800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)


M.D., Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine, Portland, Oregon, 2003
B.S., George Washington University, Washington, District of Columbia, 1992
B.S., University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon, 1995


UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, CA, 2004


UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, CA, 2006

Board Certifications:

American Board of Emergency Medicine, 2007

Professional Memberships:

American College of Emergency Physicians

Select Recent Publications:

Barton J, Barnes D, Bair A. Differences in Recognition of Inadequate Chest Compressions Between CPR Providers and Observers. Journal of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare. 2010;5(6):370.

Black H, Sigal D, Barnes D, et al. A 25-Year-Old Patient with Spontaneous Hemothorax. Chest. 2005;128(4):3080-3.

Vandenbark AA, Finn T, Barnes D, et al. Diminished frequency of IL-10-secreting, T-cell receptor peptide-reactive T-cells in multiple sclerosis patients might allow expansion of activated memory T-cells bearing the cognate BV gene. Jnl Neurosci Rsch. 2001; 66(2):171-6.

Vandenbark AA, Barnes D, et al. Differential susceptibility of human Th I v. Th2 cells to induction of anergy and poptosis by ECDIIantigen-coupled antigen-presenting cells. Intern Immun. 2000;12(I):57-66

Vandenbark AA, Culbertson N, Finn T, Bames D, et al. Human TCR as antigen: Homologies and potentially cross-reactive HLA-DR2-restricted epilopes within the AV and BV CDR2100ps. Crit Rev Immun. 2000;20(1):57-8

Chou YK, Bourdene D ,Barnes D, et al. IL-7 enhances antigen-specific human T-cel1 response by increasing expression of IL-2R alpha and gamma chains. Jnl Neuroimmun. 1999;96(1): 101-11

Johnson S, Joseph D, Seif D, Joseph M, Zareh M, Kulstad C, Nelson M, Barnes D, et. al. The Implementation of Therapeutic Hypothermia in the Emergency Department: A Multi-Institution Case Review. Society for Academic Emergency Medicine, Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, May 10, 2012.

Barnes D. “Diary of a Sim Man.” Emergency Medicine News Monthly. August 2009.

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