James Marcin, M.D., M.P.H.

James P. Marcin, M.D., M.P.H.


Pediatric Critical Care




  • Chief, Division of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
  • Director, Pediatric Telemedicine, UC Davis Center for Health and Technology
  • Interim Chief, Division of Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine
  • Professor, Department of Pediatrics
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UC Davis Children's Hospital

2315 Stockton Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95817
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Physician Referrals: 800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)

Philosophy of Care

Caring for seriously ill children and supporting families are my passion.  I do all that I can to treat every ill child how I would want my own children cared for, and consider it a privilege and honor to be part of the incredible team at our Children’s Hospital.

Clinical Interests

Dr. James Marcin practices in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at the UC Davis Children’s Hospital.  Dr. Marcin is in charge of the Pediatric Telemedicine Program, which provides telemedicine consultations to seriously ill pediatric patients in remote hospitals, emergency departments and inpatient wards.

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. James Marcin completed his pediatric critical care fellowship at the Children’s National Medical Center in Washington D.C.  He also completed a masters degree in public health at the George Washington University.

Dr. Marcin conducts research on a variety of public health issues in pediatric emergency and critical care medicine, including quality of care, severity of illness measures and telemedicine.


Pediatric Critical Care

Center/Program Affiliation

Center for Health and Technology
Center for Healthcare Policy and Research
Public Health Sciences
UC Davis Children's Hospital


M.D., UC San Diego School of Medicine, La Jolla, California, 1992

M.P.H., George Washington University, Washington, DC, 1998

B.S., UC San Diego, La Jolla, California, 1988


UC San Francisco, San Francisco, California, 1992-95


Children's National Medical Center, George Washington University, Washington, District of Columbia, 1995-98

Board Certifications

Fellow, American Association of Pediatrics, 2012

American Board of Pediatrics, 1995

American Board of Pediatrics, Critical Care Medicine, 1999

Professional Memberships

American Academy of Pediatrics

American Telemedicine Association

Physicians for Social Responsibility

Society for Critical Care Medicine

Honors and Awards

Best Student Abstract Award; Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science; American Academy of Nursing, 2014, 2014

UC Davis 2013-2014 Community Service Award for Pediatric Telemedicine, 2014

American Telemedicine Association (ATA) College of Fellows, 2014

Service Provider Showcase (SPS) National Advisory Board, 2014

American Telemedicine Association Best Student Abstract Award (Major Professor), 17th Annual International Meeting and Exposition, Austin, TX, 2013

Best Doctors in Sacramento, 2013

Best Abstract Award, American Telemedicine Association, 2013

Best Doctors in Sacramento, 2012

UC Davis School of Medicine, Dean?s Team Award for Excellence in Community Engagement, 2011

American Telemedicine Association Special Interest Group and Chapter Achievement Award (Pediatrics), 15th Annual International Meeting and Exposition, San Antonio, TX, 2010

ACCM Convocation/SCCM Award for Innovation using Family Link, 2008

Eli Gold Prize for Outstanding Contributions to the Department of Pediatrics and School of Medicine, 2008

America?s Top Pediatricians, "Guide to America?s Top Pediatricians, 2008", 2008

American Telemedicine Association 2008 People?s Choice Award for "Family-Link: Connecting Critically Ill Patients with Their Families", 2008

Select Recent Publications

Miyamoto S, Dharmar M, Boyle C, Yang NH, MacLeod K, Rogers K, Nesbitt T, Marcin JP: Impact of telemedicine on the quality of forensic sexual abuse examinations in rural communities. Child Abuse Negl. 2014 May 16.

Dharmar M, Kuppermann N, Romano PS, Yang NH, Nesbitt TS, Phan J, Nguyen C, Marcin JP:  Telemedicine Consultations and Medication Errors Among Children in Rural Emergency Departments.  Pediatrics. 2013 Nov 25.

Horeczko T, Marcin JP, Kahn JM, Sapien RE; on behalf of the Consortium Of Regionalization Efforts in Emergency Medical Services for Children (CORE-EMSC):  Urban and Rural Patterns in Emergent Pediatric Transfer: A Call for Regionalization. J Rural Health. 2013 Oct 25.

Dharmar M, Romano PS, Kuppermann N, Nesbitt TS, Cole SL, Andrada ER, Vance C, Harvey DJ, Marcin JP:  Impact of Critical Care Telemedicine Consultations on Children in Rural Emergency Departments.  Crit Care Med.  2013; 41(10): 2388-2395.

LaBarbera JM, Ellenby MS, Bouressa P, Burrell, Flori HR, Marcin JP:  The Impact of Telemedicine Intensivist Support and a Pediatric Hospitalist Program on a Community Hospital. Telemed J E Health. 2013; Aug 12; 19(10): 760-766.

Leigh JP, Marcin JP. Workers' compensation benefits and shifting costs for occupational injury and illness. J Occup Environ Med. 2012 Apr;54(4):445-50.

Marcin JP, Kuppermann N, Tancredi DJ, Glaser NS. Insulin administration for treatment of pediatric diabetic ketoacidosis: are lower rates of infusion beneficial? Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2011 Mar;12(2):217-9.

Natale JE, Joseph JG, Honomichl RD, Bazanni LG, Kagawa KJ, Marcin JP. Benchmarking, public reporting, and pay-for-performance: A mixed-methods survey of California pediatric intensive care unit medical directors. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2011 Nov;12(6):e225-32.

Parsapour K, Kon AA, Dharmar M, McCarthy AK, Yang HH, Smith AC, Carpenter J, Sadorra CK, Farbstein AD, Hojman NM, Wold GL, Marcin JP. Connecting hospitalized patients with their families: case series and commentary. Int J Telemed Appl. 2011;2011:804254. Epub 2011 Oct 23.

Romano PS, Marcin JP, Dai JJ, Yang XD, Kravitz RL, Rocke DM, Dharmar M, Li Z. Impact of public reporting of coronary artery bypass graft surgery performance data on market share, mortality, and patient selection. Med Care. 2011 Dec;49(12):1118-25.

Evans JM, Dharmar M, Meierhenry E, Marcin JP, Raff GW:  Association Between Down Syndrome and In-Hospital Death Among Children Undergoing Surgery for Congenital Heart Disease: A US Population-Based Study.  2014 Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes