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UC Davis Children’s Hospital

Jay M. Milstein, M.D. View profile as PDF

Jay M. Milstein

Clinical Interests

Dr. Milstein's expertise includes neonatal disorders, neonatal cardiovascular, Qigong, physiology and mind-body connections,computer bioengineering and integrative models of care.




Pediatric Neonatology





Center/Program Affiliation:


UC Davis Children's Hospital
2315 Stockton Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95617
Driving Directions
Phone: 800-282-3284

Additional Phone:

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

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M.D., University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1970
B.A., University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1967
B.S., University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1970


Montefiore Hospital Medical Center, Bronx, New York, 1970-1971


Montefiore Hospital Medical Center, Bronx, New York, 1971-1972
UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, California, 1974-1975


UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, California, 1975-1977

Board Certifications:

American Board of Pediatrics, 1976
American Board of Pediatrics, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, 1979

Professional Memberships:

American Academy of Pediatrics, Fellow
California Perinatal Association
Sacramento Pediatric Society
Society for Pediatric Research
Western Society for Pediatric Research

Select Honors and Awards:

Who's Who in America, 2009

Best Doctors in America, 2001

Undergraduate Instruction Improvement Program Award, 1998

Who's Who in California, 1981

Certificate of Recognition-Aerospace Defense Command, 1973

Select Recent Publications:

Milstein JM. Role Modeling at the Bedside. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2011 Jun 17.

Wirtschafter DD, Pettit J, Kurtin P, Dalsey M, Chance K, Morrow HW, Seid M,Byczkowski TL, Huber TP, Milstein JM, Bowles SM, Fichera S, Kloman S. A statewide quality improvement collaborative to reduce neonatal central line-associated blood stream infections. J Perinatol. 2010 Mar;30(3):170-81. Epub 2009 Nov 26.

Milstein, JM, Raingruber BJ; Bennett SH, Kon AA, Winn C, Paterniti, D. Burnout Assessment in House Officers: Evaluation of an Intervention to Reduce Stress. Medical Teacher (In Press), 2008.

Chiou HL, Moon-Grady A, Rodriguez R, Konia T, Parrish M, Milstein JM. A Rare Lethal Combination of Premature Closure of the Foramen Ovale and d-Transposition of the Great Arteries with Intact Ventricular Septum. International Journal of Cardiology, 2008 (E-Pub, In Press)

Jegatheesan P, Ianus V, Buchh B, Yoon G, Chorne N, Ewig A, Lin E, Fields S, Moon-Grady A, Tacy T, Milstein J, Schreiber M, Padbury J and Clyman R. Increased indomethacin dosing for persistent patent ductus arteriosus in preterm infants: A multicenter, randomized controlled trial. Journal of Pediatrics 153(2):183-9, 2008.

Milstein JM. Introducing spirituality in medical care: Transition from hopelessness to wholeness. Journal of the American Medical Association 299(20):2440-2442, 2008.

Ghorishi Z, Milstein JM, Poulain FR, Moon-Grady A, Tacy T, Bennett SH, Fineman JR, Eldridge MW: A shear stress paradigm for perinatal fractal arterial network remodeling in lambs with pulmonary hypertension and increased pulmonary blood flow. American Journal of Physiology: Heart and Circulation Physiology 292:H3006-H3018, 2007.

Milstein JM, Raingruber B. Choreographing the end-of-life in a neonate. American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine 24(5):343-349, 2007.

Raingruber B, Milstein JM: Searching for circles-of-meaning and using spiritual experiences to help parents of infants with life-threatening illness cope. Journal of Holistic Nursing 25:39-49, 2007.

Underwood MA, Milstein JM, Sherman MP: Near infrared spectroscopy as a screening tool for patent ductus arteriosus in extremely low birth weight infants. Neonatology 91:134-139, 2007.

Bengtsson B-OS, Milstein JM, Sherman MP: Indomethacin-associated neutropenia with subsequent Gram-negative sepsis in a preterm infant. Cause or coincidence? Journal of Perinatology 26:381-383, 2006.

Bengtsson BS, Milstein JM, Desai GN: Coagulase negative Staphylococcal sepsis with upper extremity gangrene and shock in a premature infant: An unusual complication of a peripheral intravenous catheter. Internet Journal of Pediatrics and Neonatology 5(1), 2005.

Milstein, JM: A paradigm of integrative care: Healing with curing throughout life, “Being With” and Doing to,” Journal of Perinatology 25:563-568, 2005.

Kappler S, Milstein JM, Moon-Grady AJ, Bennett SH: Evaluation of Stroke Volume Via Arterial Pulse Pressure Waveforms in Neonatal Lambs. Biology of the Neonate 86:184-194, 2004.

Edwards WH, Conner JM, Soll RF for the neonatal skin care study group of Vermont-Oxford Network (Milstein JM as Primary Investigator at Participating Center): The effect of prophylactic emollient ointment therapy on nosocomial sepsis rates and skin integrity in infants with birth weights of 501 - 1000 grams. Pediatrics 113:1195-1203, 2004.

Milstein JM: Detoxifying Death in the Neonate: In Search of Meaningfulness at the End of Life. Journal of Perinatology 23:333-336, 2003.

Weiss MD, Milstein JM, Burchfield DJ: Pharmacologic Adjuncts I, pp.311-328, In JP Goldsmith and ED Karotkin (Eds.). Assisted Ventilation of the Neonate. WB Saunders, Fourth Edition, Philadelphia, 2003.

Wootton-Gorges SL, Eckel GM, Poulos N, Kappler S, Milstein JM. Duplication of the cervical esophagus: a case report and review of the literature. Pediatric Radiology 32:533-5, 2002.

Horbar JD, Badger GJ, Carpenter JH, Fanaroff AA, Kilpatrick S, LaCorte M, Phibbs R, Soll RF for the Vermont Oxford Network (Milstein JM, participating investigator): Trends in mortality and morbidity for very low birth weight infants, 1991-1999. Pediatrics 110:143-151, 2002.

Milstein JM, Gerstenberger AE, Barton S: Healing the Caregiver. Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice and Policy 8:917-920, 2002.

Coveler KJ, Yang SP, Sutton VR, Milstein JM, Wu Y-Q, Bois CK-D, Beischel LS, Johnson JP, Shaffer LG: A case of segmental paternal isodisomy of chromosome 14. Human Genetics 110:251-256, 2002.

Gautham KS, Horbar JD, Kenny M, Carpenter JH for the Vermont Oxford Network (Milstein JM, participating investigator): Major birth defects in very low birth weight infants in the Vermont Oxford network. Journal of Pediatrics 139:366-373, 2001.

Hipolito R, Haight M, Dubois J, Milstein J, Goetzman B: Gastroschisis and Hirschsprung's Disease: A Rare combination. Journal of Pediatric Surgery 36:638-640, 2001.

Overfield DM, Bennett SH, Goetzman BW, Milstein JM, Moon-Grady AJ: Hemodynamic effects of positive end-expiratory pressure during partial liquid ventilation in new born lambs. Journal of Pediatric Surgery 36:1327-1332, 2001.

Milstein JM and Little TH: Invoking spirituality in medical care. Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine 6:118-120, 2000.

Bennett SH, Eldridge MW, Zaghi D, Saghi SE, Milstein JM, Goetzman BW. Form and function of fetal and neonatal pulmonary arterial bifurcations. American Journal of Physiology: Heart and Circulation Physiology 279:H3047-H3057, 2000.

Milstein JM, Milano EL. A case of mistaken identity Journal of Perinatology 1997;17:52-53

Loeffler AM, Milstein JM, Kosh DL. Your diagnosis, please: Fever, hepatosplenomegaly and rash in a newborn Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal 1996;15:721-724

Bennett SH, Goetzman BW, Milstein JM, Pannu JS. Role of arterial design on pulse wave reflection in a fractal pulmonary network Journal of Applied Physiology 1996;80:1033-1056

Levine GL, Goetzman BW, Milstein JM, Bennett SH. Irreversibility of birth related changes in the pulmonary circulation Pediatric Pulmonology 1994; 18:368-373

Sosa G, Milstein JM, Bennett SH. E. coli endotoxin depressed left ventricular contractility in neonatal lambs Pediatric Research 1994;35(1):62-67

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