James Holcroft, M.D.

James W. Holcroft, M.D.

Title

  • Professor, Trauma Surgery
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UC Davis Medical Center

2315 Stockton Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95817
Driving Directions

Primary Phone:
800-2-UCDAVIS (800-282-3284)

Additional Phone Numbers

Clinic Phone: 916-734-2680
Physician Referrals: 800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)

Clinical Interests

James W. Holcroft specializes in shock management management, pulmonary and cardiovascular physiology, and trauma surgery. His research includes prediction of survival in critically ill trauma patients, newer modes of ventilatory support, characterization of vascular load in critically ill patients, steady flow power as an index of oxygen delivery to peripheral tissues, and hypertonic saline for resuscitation of injured patients.

Center/Program Affiliation

Trauma Program
UC Davis Medical Group

Education

M.D., Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio, 1969

B.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1963

Residency

University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, California, 1970-76

Fellowships

University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, California, 1976-77

Board Certifications

American Board of Surgery, 1977

American Board of Surgery - General Vascular Surgery, 1986

American Board of Surgery - Surgical Critical Care, 1987

Professional Memberships

American Association for the Surgery of Trauma

American College of Surgeons

American Surgical Association

Association for Academic Surgery

Northern California Vascular Society

Pacific Coast Surgical Association

Shock Society

Society of University Surgeons

Western Surgical Association

Western Vascular Society

Honors and Awards

John C. Tupper Prize for Excellence in Teaching, 2000

Surgical House Staff Teacher of the Year, 2000

Surgical House Staff Teacher of the Year, University of California, Davis, 1999

Certificate for Excellence in Teaching Senior Class, University of California, Davis, 1997

Surgical House Staff Teacher of the Year, University of California, Davis, 1996

John C. Tupper Prize for Excellence in Teaching, University of California, Davis, 1995

Certificate for Excellence in Teaching Senior Class, University of California, Davis, 1995

Senior Class Clinical Teacher of the Year, University of California, Davis, 1995

Kaiser Award for Excellence in Teaching in Clinical Sciences, University of California, Davis, 1993

Selected by graduating seniors to administer Hippocratic oath, University of California,, 1993

Surgical House Staff Teacher of the Year, University of California, Davis, 1989

Selected by graduating seniors to administer Hippocratic oath, University of California, Davis, 1983

Select Recent Publications

Holcroft JW. The hypertonic saline trial: a possible downside to the gold standard of double blinding. Ann Surg, 2011 253(3): 442-3.

M Shaw, DJ Del Pizzo, WC Pevec, JW Holcroft, DL Dawson. A Case Study: Cystic Adventitial Disease of the Popliteal Artery. The Journal for Vascular Ultrasound,  2007 31(1): 45-48.

Holcroft JB, Hoyt DB, Jurkovich, Peitzman AB. Resuscitation of the Injured Patient. Contemporary Surgery, 2003 59(7): 311-320.

Holcroft, J.W. Hypertonic saline for resuscitation of the patient in shock. Advances in Surgery Vol 35:397-318. 2001