Philosophy of Care
We live in an age where there are tremendous opportunities to keep children healthy by preventing infections. I aim to work with children and their parents to optimize health. When an infection is suspected or occurs, I partner with the parents and the child to ensure that appropriate diagnosis and treatment ensues.
Dr. Blumberg's main areas of interest are preventing and treating childhood infections. He is involved in clinical vaccine research and childhood immunization policies, and is also head of Infection Control at Shriners Hospital for Children Northern California.
Dr. Blumberg's research interests include clinical vaccine studies and prevention and treatment of surgical site infections.
Chief, Pediatric Infectious Diseases
2516 Stockton Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95817
B.A., UC Berkeley, Berkeley, California, 1980
American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatric Infectious Diseases, 1994
Infectious Diseases Society of American
Pediatric Infectious Disease Society
Society for Hospital Epidemiology of America
Select Honors and Awards:
The Cervical Cancer & HPV Project, Honor, 2010
Certificate of Recognition, California State Senate, 2009
Golden Service Award, Alliance Working for Antibiotic Resistance Education (AWARE), 2009
Natalie J. Smith, MD, MPH Immunization Champion Award, California Coalition for Childhood Immunization, 2007
“Hot Shot” Award, Shots for Tots Regional Coalition, 2006
Special Achievement Award, American Academy of Pediatrics, 2005
Select Recent Publications:
Blumberg DA. Sports physicals. Pharos. 2005;68(3):33-4
Blumberg DA. Hepatitis A infection and prevention. In: Jong EC, Stevens DL, eds. Netter’s Infectious Diseases. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier, 2012: 60-64.
Blumberg DA. Human Papillomavirus infections and prevention. In: Jong EC, Stevens DL, eds. Netter’s Infectious Diseases. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier, 2012: 71-74.
Blumberg DA. Hepatitis B Infection. In: Jong EC, Stevens DL, eds. Netter’s Infectious Diseases. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier, 2012: 65-70.
Kapetanovic S, Wiegand RE, Dominguez K, Blumberg D, Bohannon B, Wheeling J, Rutstein R; LEGACY Consortium. Associations of medically documented psychiatric diagnoses and risky health behaviors in highly active antiretroviral therapy-experienced perinatally HIV-infected youth. AIDS Patient Care STDS. 2011 Aug;25(8):493-501.
Hendrickson DJ, Blumberg DA, Joad JP, Jhawar S, McDonald RJ. Five-fold increase in pediatric parapneumonic empyema since introduction of pneumococcal conjugate vaccine. Pediatr Infect Dis J 2008;27:1030-1 032.
Sejvar JJ, Kohl KS, Bilynsky R, Blumberg D, Cvetkovich T, Galama J, Gidudu J, Katikaneni L, Khuri-Bulos N, Oleske J, Tapiainen T, Wiznitzer M. Encephalitis, myelitis, and acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM): Case definitions and guidelines for collection, analysis, and presentation of immunization safety data. Vaccine 2007;24:5771-5792.
Taylor Z, Butani L, Blumberg DA, Cowan M, Wara D. Index of suspicion (case report). Pediatr Rev 2006;27:463, 464-466.
Wong DM, Blumberg DA, Lowe LG. Guidelines for the use of antibiotics in acute upper respiratory tract infections. Am Family Physician 2006;74:956-966.