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Department of Surgery

James W. Holcroft, M.D. View profile as PDF

James W. Holcroft

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.

Title:

Professor, Trauma Surgery

Department:

Surgery

Division:

Vascular Surgery

Clinic:

Surgery, Trauma and Critical Care

Center/Program Affiliation:

Trauma Program
UC Davis Medical Group

Address/Phone:

UC Davis Medical Center - Cypress Building
2221 Stockton Blvd., Suite 3123
Sacramento, CA 95817
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Additional Phone:

Clinic Phone: 916-734-8298
Physician Referrals: 800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)

Education:

M.D., Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio, 1969
B.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1963

Internships:

University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, California, 1969-70

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

Select 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

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