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UC Davis Children’s Hospital

David M. Steinhorn, M.D. View profile as PDF


Professor of Pediatrics


Pediatric Critical Care




Pediatric Critical Care

Center/Program Affiliation:


Ticon II Building
2516 Stockton Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95817
Driving Directions
Phone: 916-734-5177

Additional Phone:

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


M.D., University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1979
Palliative Care Center of Western New York- George Mark Children's House


Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, VA, 1980


Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, VA, 1982


Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, VA, 1983
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, 1985

Board Certifications:

American Board of Hospice and Palliative Care ,
American Board of Pediatrics,
American Board of Pediatrics, Critical Care Medicine,

Professional Memberships:

Academic Pediatric Association Co-chair APA Complementary Medicine SIG
American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Care
American Academy of Pediatrics – Advisory Committee to the Provisional Section on Holistic, Complementary and Integrative Medicine
American Academy of Pediatrics – Steering committee, Provisional Section of Palliative and Hospice Medicine
The Society for Free Radical Medicine and Biology
The Society for Pediatric Research
The Society of Critical Care Medicine

Select Honors and Awards:

Society for Pediatric Research, 1997

Select Recent Publications:

Kline AM, Sorce L, Sullivan C, Weishaar J, Steinhorn DM. Use of a Non-Invasive Electromagnetic Device Increases the Time Needed to Successfully Place Small Bowel Feeding Tubes in Critically Ill Children. AJCC 2011;20:453-460

Wang S, Huitema BE, Bruyere R, Weintrub K, Megregian P, Steinhorn DM. A touch healing technique affects pain perception in healthy adults: A preliminary prospective randomized controlled study. J Alt Med Res 2010;2(1):75-82

Steinhorn DM. The role of palliative care in the Pediatric ICU. Minerva Anestesiol 2009;75(Suppl):796-99

Suresh S, Wang S, Porfyris S, Kamasinski-Sol R, Steinhorn DM. Massage Therapy in Outpatient Pediatric Chronic Pain Patients: Do they facilitate Significant Reductions in Levels of Distress, Pain, Tension, Discomfort and Mood alterations? Paediatr Anaesth 2008;18:884-7

Kane JM, Steinhorn DM. Lack of irrefutable validation does not negate clinical utility of near-infrared spectroscopy monitoring: Learning to Trust New Technology. J Crit Care 2008 24(3):472.e1-7. Epub 2008 Jul 21

Rossi JL, Velentza AV, Steinhorn DM, Watterson DM, Wainwright MS. MLCK210 gene knockout or kinase inhibition preserves lung function following endotoxin-induced lung injury in mice. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol. 2007; Feb 16 [Epub ahead of print]

Rotta AT, Steinhorn DM. Conventional mechanical ventilation in pediatrics. J Pediatr (Rio J). 2007 May;83(2 Suppl):S100-S108.

Bonzak S, Blitstein R, Fisk A, Wang S, Li B, Steinhorn DM. Examination of Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome in Children Using Traditional Chinese Medical Pattern Differentiation. Medical Acupuncture. 2007;19(2): 85-94

Curley MA, Arnold JH, Thompson JE, Fackler JC, Grant MJ, Fineman LD, Cvijanovich N, Barr FE, Molitor-Kirsch S, Steinhorn DM, Matthay MA, Hibberd PL; Clinical trial design--effect of prone positioning on clinical outcomes in infants and children with acute respiratory distress syndrome. J Crit Care. 2006;21:23-32

Rotta AT, Steinhorn DM. Is permissive hypercapnia a beneficial strategy for pediatric acute lung injury? Respir Care Clin N Am. 2006;12:371-87

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