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James F. Holmes, Jr., M.D. View profile as PDF

James F. Holmes, Jr.

Clinical Interests

James F. Holmes Jr. has presented grand rounds in trauma and pregnancy, pediatric abdominal trauma and spinal trauma. He has studied various approaches to improving both cost effectiveness and quality of care in the emergency department, including clarifying the indications for computer tomography of head injuries, and prospectively evaluating the role of laboratory tests in detecting unsuspected intra-abdominal injury in pediatric blunt-trauma patients.




Emergency Medicine




Emergency Medicine
Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Center/Program Affiliation:


UC Davis Children's Hospital
2315 Stockton Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95817
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Phone: 800-282-3284

Additional Phone:

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


M.D., University of Alabama School of Medicine, Birmingham, Alabama, 1994
B.S., Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama, 1990


University of California Davis, Medical Center, Sacramento, California, 1994-97

Board Certifications:

American Board of Emergency Medicine, 1998

Professional Memberships:

American College of Emergency Physicians
Society of Academic Emergency Medicine

Select Recent Publications:

Holmes JF, Kuppermann N, Holubkov R. Guardian Availability in Children Evaluated in the Emergency Department for Blunt Head Trauma. Academic Emergency Medicine 2009; 16:15-20.

Holmes JF, Mao A, Awasthi S, McGahan JP, Wisner DH, Kuppermann N. Validation of a Prediction Rule for the Identification of Children with Intra-abdominal Injuries after Blunt Torso Trauma Annals of Emergency Medicine 2009; 54:528-533.

Holmes JF, Wisner DH, McGahan, JP, Mower WR, Kuppermann N. Clinical Prediction Rules for Identifying Adults at Very Low and High Risk for Intra-abdominal Injuries after Blunt Trauma. Annals of Emergency Medicine 2009; 54:575-584.

Kuppermann N, Holmes JF, Dayan PS, Hoyle JD, Atabaki SM, Holubkov R, et al. Identification of Children at very low risk of Clinically Important Brain Injuries after Head Trauma: a Prospective Cohort Study. The Lancet 2009; 374:1160-70.

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