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UC Davis Children’s Hospital

Peter O'Malley, M.D. View profile as PDF

Peter  O'Malley

Philosophy of Care

I chose pediatrics because I enjoy taking care of children and families. From birth through adolescence, young people possess an energy and optimism that can bring a smile to everyone's face. I am honored to be able to be a part of that. My philosophy of care is to treat every patient as a unique individual and with respect. In doing so, I give each patient my whole and undivided attention. I am detailed and thorough in their medical care. To me, often little things?such as returning phone calls promptly, taking time to answer questions or explain lab results, and treating patients with kindness?matter most to families. I believe in staying current in the latest in pediatric medicine and technology in order to provide the best care for my patients. I believe that a loving family, development of wise eating and exercise habits, and a knowledge and respect of one's own body are keys to lifelong good health.

Clinical Interests

Dr. O'Malley provides general pediatric care but also has interests including attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), asthma, and care of the child with complex medical needs such as infants who had been born prematurely or children with cerebral palsy. He is an instructor and affiliate faculty for Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) and instructor for the Neonatal Resuscitation Program.


Associate Physician



UC Davis Medical Group, Folsom


UC Davis Medical Group, Folsom


UC Davis Medical Group - Folsom
1370 Prairie City Rd.
Folsom, CA 95630
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Phone: 916-985-9300

Additional Phone:

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


M.D., Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, D.C., 1997
B.S., California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, California, 1993


University of California, Davis, Medical Center, Sacramento, California, 1997-98


University of California, Davis, Medical Center, Sacramento, California, 1998-2000

Board Certifications:

American Board of Pediatrics, 2007

Professional Memberships:

American Academy of Pediatrics

Select Honors and Awards:

Navy Achievement Medal, 2004

Navy Commendation Medal, 2002

Joint Services Achievement Medal, 2002

Outstanding Leadership Award, UC Davis Medical Center, 2000

Outstanding Teaching Award, UC Davis Resident Medical Staff, 1999

AAP CATCH Grant for HOPE clinic for homeless children, 1999

To see if Peter O'Malley is accepting new patients, or for assistance finding a UC Davis doctor, please call 800-2-UCDAVIS (800-282-3284).