Our Pediatric Surgeons and Team of Specialists | Children's Surgery Center | UC Davis Children's Hospital

Our children’s surgery team

Our multidisciplinary surgical teams perform surgeries from basic to complex using conventional and minimally invasive techniques, treating infants, children and teens in our state-of the-art Children’s Surgery Center.

Our clinical leaders
  • Medical Director

    Rajvinder S. Dhamrait, M.D., F.R.C.A.

    Rajvinder S. Dhamrait, M.D., F.R.C.A., is the director of pediatric anesthesiology and medical director of the Children’s Surgery Center. Dhamrait provides care for pediatric patients with congenital heart conditions requiring corrective cardiac surgery.

    He leads a team of physician anesthesiologists and certified registered nurse anesthestists who provide care for all age groups requiring pediatric surgical expertise.

    View full bio for Rajvinder S. Dhamrait, M.D.
  • Surgeon-in-Chief, Children’s Hospital

    Shinjiro Hirose, M.D.

    Shinjiro Hirose, M.D., is pediatric surgeon specializing in minimally invasive and cancer-related procedures. He serves as chief of pediatric surgery at UC Davis Children’s Hospital and is the director of pediatric surgery for the adjoining Shriners Hospitals for Children – Northern California.

    Hirose specializes in minimally invasive surgery for gastrointestinal, biliary, liver and thoracic disorders in fetuses and children, and is a nationally recognized children’s cancer surgeon. 

    View full bio for Shinjiro Hirose, M.D.
  • Carolyn A. Parrish, R.N., M.S.N., N.E.-BC, Children’s Surgery Center nurse manager
    Nurse Manager

    Carolyn A. Parrish, R.N., M.S.N., N.E.-BC

    Carolyn A. Parrish, R.N., M.S.N., N.E.-BC, manages the nursing staff at the Children’s Surgery Center at UC Davis Children’s Hospital. Her team of nurses provide care for newborns, children and teens requiring surgical care in a state-of-the-art Level I children's surgery center. 

Our specialists

Associate Physician Diplomate

UC Davis Medical Center

Phone: 800-2-UCDAVIS (800-282-3284)

Specialties
Pediatric Surgery
Hematopathology
Pathology - Pediatric Surgical Pathology
Cytopathology

Associate Professor of Surgery, Division of Congenital Heart Surgery

Glassrock Building

Specialties
Heart Failure Surgery
Congenital Heart Surgery
Pediatric Cardiac Surgery
Pediatric Surgery

Co-Chair, Children's Hospital Multidisciplinary Continuous Quality Assurance Committee Surgical Director, Pediatric Heart Center Chief, Division of Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery Professor of Clinical Surgery

Glassrock Building

Specialties
Surgery - Thoracic
Pediatric Cardiac Surgery
Pediatric Surgery
Surgery - Cardiothoracic

Associate Professor, Department of Surgery

UC Davis Children's Hospital

Phone: 800-282-3284

Specialties
Pediatric Surgery
Surgery - Pediatric
Fetal Intervention

Chairperson, Department of Surgery Surgeon-in-Chief, UC Davis Children’s Hospital Distinguished Professor and Pearl Stamps Stewart Endowed Chair Founder and Co-Director, Department of Surgery Center for Surgical Bioengineering

UC Davis Children's Hospital

Phone: 800-282-3284

Specialties
Fetal Surgery
Pediatric Surgery
Surgery - Pediatric
Fetal Intervention

Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center

Clinic Phone: 916-734-2700
Clinic Fax: 916-734-7137

Specialties
Orthopaedic Surgery
Orthopaedic Surgery - Sports Medicine
Orthopaedic Surgery - Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery

Vice-Chair, Department of Surgery Chief, Division of Pediatric General, Thoracic and Fetal Surgery Director of Pediatric Surgery, Shriners Hospitals for Children – Northern California Medical Director of Pediatric Trauma Professor, Department of Surgery

UC Davis Children's Hospital

Phone: 800-282-3284

Specialties
Pediatric Surgery
Surgery - Pediatric
Fetal Intervention

Medical Director, Pediatric Trauma Associate Professor, Department of Surgery

UC Davis Children's Hospital

Phone: 800-282-3284

Specialties
Pediatric Surgery
Surgery - Pediatric

Chief, Division of Pediatric Urology Professor, Department of Urologic Surgery and Pediatrics

Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center

Phone: 916-734-2222

Specialties
Pediatric Urology

Co-Chair, Children's Hospital Multidisciplinary Continuous Quality Assurance Committee Surgical Director, Pediatric Heart Center Chief, Division of Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery Professor of Clinical Surgery

Glassrock Building

Specialties
Surgery - Thoracic
Pediatric Cardiac Surgery
Pediatric Surgery
Surgery - Cardiothoracic

Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery

Cannery Building

Phone: 916-734-7844

Specialties
Pediatric Surgery
Colorectal Surgery
Fetal Surgery
Minimally Invasive Surgery

Health Sciences Clinical Professor

UC Davis Midtown Ambulatory Care Center

Phone: 916-734-3588

Specialties
Pediatric Neurological Surgery

Health Sciences Assistant Clinical Professor

Patient Support Services Building

Phone: 916-734-5031

Specialties
Pediatric Anesthesiology

Assistant Clinical Professor

Patient Support Services Building

Phone: 916-734-5031

Specialties
Pediatric Anesthesiology

Professor

Patient Support Services Building

Phone: 916-734-5031

Specialties
Anesthesiology
Pediatric Anesthesiology

Chief, Department of Orthopaedics at Shriners Hospital for Children Professor, Clinical Orthopaedic Research

Shriners Hospital for Children

Clinic Phone: 916-453-2180
Clinic Fax: 916-453-2373
Phone: 800-2-UCDAVIS (800-282-3284)

Specialties
Orthopaedic Surgery
Orthopaedic Surgery - Hand
Orthopaedic Surgery - Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery

Professor, Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery

Glassrock Building

Phone: 916-734-5846

Specialties
Otolaryngology (ENT/Ears, Nose, Throat)
Pediatric Otolaryngology

Assistant Professor, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

Glassrock Building

Phone: 916-734-5846

Specialties
Pediatric Otolaryngology

Professor, Department of Otolaryngology

Glassrock Building

Phone: 916-734-5846

Specialties
Pediatric Otolaryngology
Airway Management
Cleft and Craniofacial Disorders
Sleep Medicine

Assistant Professor, Department of Ophthalmology & Vision Science

Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center

Phone: 916-734-6602

Specialties
Pediatric Ophthalmology
Adult Strabismus
Retinopathies

Assistant Professor

UC Davis Midtown Ambulatory Care Center

Phone: 916-734-3588

Specialties
Pediatric Neurological Surgery

Health Sciences Associate Clinical Professor of Neurological Surgery Chief of Pediatric Epilepsy

UC Davis Midtown Ambulatory Care Center

Phone: 800-2-UCDAVIS (800-282-3284)

Specialties
Pediatric Neurological Surgery

Health Sciences Clinical Professor

UC Davis Midtown Ambulatory Care Center

Phone: 916-734-3588

Specialties
Pediatric Neurological Surgery

Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center

Clinic Phone: 916-734-2700
Clinic Fax: 916-734-7137

Specialties
Orthopaedic Surgery
Orthopaedic Surgery - Sports Medicine
Orthopaedic Surgery - Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery

Chief, Department of Orthopaedics at Shriners Hospital for Children Professor, Clinical Orthopaedic Research

Shriners Hospital for Children

Clinic Phone: 916-453-2180
Clinic Fax: 916-453-2373
Phone: 800-2-UCDAVIS (800-282-3284)

Specialties
Orthopaedic Surgery
Orthopaedic Surgery - Hand
Orthopaedic Surgery - Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery

Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center

Clinic Phone: 916-734-2700
Clinic Fax: 916-734-7137

Specialties
Orthopaedic Surgery
Orthopaedic Surgery - Sports Medicine
Orthopaedic Surgery - Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery

Clinical Professor

Patient Support Services Building

Phone: 916-734-5031

Specialties
General Anesthesiology
Pediatric Anesthesiology

Assistant Professor

Patient Support Services Building

Phone: 916-734-5031

Specialties
Pediatric Anesthesiology

Health Sciences Assistant Clinical Professor

Patient Support Services Building

Phone: 916-734-5031

Specialties
Pediatric Anesthesiology

Health Sciences Clinical Professor, Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

Patient Support Services Building

Phone: 916-734-5031

Specialties
Anesthesiology
Pediatric Anesthesiology

Assistant Clinical Professor

Patient Support Services Building

Phone: 916-734-5031

Specialties
Pediatric Anesthesiology

Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

Patient Support Services Building

Phone: 916-734-5031

Specialties
Pediatric Anesthesiology

Health Sciences Associate Clinical Professor

Patient Support Services Building

Phone: 916-734-5031

Specialties
Pediatric Anesthesiology

Medical Director, Anesthesia Pediatric Clinic Clinical Professor

UC Davis Children's Hospital

Phone: 800-282-3284

Specialties
Pediatric Anesthesiology
Pain Medicine

Clinical Professor, Division of Pediatric Anesthesiology

Patient Support Services Building

Phone: 916-734-5031

Specialties
Pediatric Anesthesiology

Health Sciences Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

Patient Support Services Building

Phone: 916-734-5031

Specialties
Pediatric Anesthesiology

Assistant Professor, Department of Ophthalmology & Vision Science

Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center

Phone: 916-734-6602

Specialties
Pediatric Ophthalmology
Adult Strabismus
Retinopathies

Assistant Professor, Department of Ophthalmology & Vision Science

Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center

Specialties
Pediatric Ophthalmology

Clinical Professor, Division of Orthopaedic Surgery

Shriners Hospital for Children

Clinic Phone: 916-453-2180
Clinic Fax: 916-453-2373
Phone: 800-2-UCDAVIS (800-282-3284)

Specialties
Orthopaedic Surgery - Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery

Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center

Clinic Phone: 916-734-2700
Clinic Fax: 916-734-7137

Specialties
Orthopaedic Surgery
Orthopaedic Surgery - Sports Medicine
Orthopaedic Surgery - Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery

Chief, Department of Orthopaedics at Shriners Hospital for Children Professor, Clinical Orthopaedic Research

Shriners Hospital for Children

Clinic Phone: 916-453-2180
Clinic Fax: 916-453-2373
Phone: 800-2-UCDAVIS (800-282-3284)

Specialties
Orthopaedic Surgery
Orthopaedic Surgery - Hand
Orthopaedic Surgery - Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery

Professor, Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery

Glassrock Building

Phone: 916-734-5846

Specialties
Otolaryngology (ENT/Ears, Nose, Throat)
Pediatric Otolaryngology

Assistant Professor, Department of Otolaryngology

Glassrock Building

Phone: 916-734-5846

Specialties
Pediatric Otolaryngology

Assistant Professor, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

Glassrock Building

Phone: 916-734-5846

Specialties
Pediatric Otolaryngology

Associate Professor Division Chief, Division of Pediatric Otolaryngology

Glassrock Building

Phone: 916-734-5846

Specialties
Pediatric Otolaryngology
Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

Professor, Department of Otolaryngology

Glassrock Building

Phone: 916-734-5846

Specialties
Pediatric Otolaryngology
Airway Management
Cleft and Craniofacial Disorders
Sleep Medicine

Assistant Professor

UC Davis Children's Hospital

Phone: 800-282-3284

Specialties
Pediatric Surgery

Associate Professor, Department of Surgery

UC Davis Children's Hospital

Phone: 800-282-3284

Specialties
Pediatric Surgery
Surgery - Pediatric
Fetal Intervention

Chairperson, Department of Surgery Surgeon-in-Chief, UC Davis Children’s Hospital Distinguished Professor and Pearl Stamps Stewart Endowed Chair Founder and Co-Director, Department of Surgery Center for Surgical Bioengineering

UC Davis Children's Hospital

Phone: 800-282-3284

Specialties
Fetal Surgery
Pediatric Surgery
Surgery - Pediatric
Fetal Intervention

Vice-Chair, Department of Surgery Chief, Division of Pediatric General, Thoracic and Fetal Surgery Director of Pediatric Surgery, Shriners Hospitals for Children – Northern California Medical Director of Pediatric Trauma Professor, Department of Surgery

UC Davis Children's Hospital

Phone: 800-282-3284

Specialties
Pediatric Surgery
Surgery - Pediatric
Fetal Intervention

Medical Director, Pediatric Trauma Associate Professor, Department of Surgery

UC Davis Children's Hospital

Phone: 800-282-3284

Specialties
Pediatric Surgery
Surgery - Pediatric

Associate Professor of Surgery, Division of Congenital Heart Surgery

Glassrock Building

Specialties
Heart Failure Surgery
Congenital Heart Surgery
Pediatric Cardiac Surgery
Pediatric Surgery

Co-Chair, Children's Hospital Multidisciplinary Continuous Quality Assurance Committee Surgical Director, Pediatric Heart Center Chief, Division of Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery Professor of Clinical Surgery

Glassrock Building

Specialties
Surgery - Thoracic
Pediatric Cardiac Surgery
Pediatric Surgery
Surgery - Cardiothoracic

Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery

Cannery Building

Phone: 916-734-7844

Specialties
Pediatric Surgery
Colorectal Surgery
Fetal Surgery
Minimally Invasive Surgery

Chancellor's Fellow Professor Co-Director, Surgical Bioengineering Laboratory Vice Chair for Translational Research, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Department of Surgery

Research II

Specialties
Pediatric Surgery
Vascular Surgery
Surgery - Burn
Transplant Surgery

Chief, Division of Pediatric Urology Professor, Department of Urologic Surgery and Pediatrics

Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center

Phone: 916-734-2222

Specialties
Pediatric Urology

Chief, Division of Pediatric Urology Professor, Department of Urologic Surgery and Pediatrics

Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center

Phone: 916-734-2222

Specialties
Pediatric Urology
Getting in touch with us

Contact us or make a referral

For referring physicians from other facilities, please call our patient referrals and transfer phone number for assistance with pediatric surgical services. 

We also provide pediatric telehealth consultations for physicians caring for children throughout Northern California who may need the specialized surgical services offered by the Children’s Surgery Center.

Children’s Surgery Center

4301 X Street
Sacramento, CA 95817

The Children’s Surgery Center is located within UC Davis Children’s Hospital.

View map and directions

For physician referrals or appointments

800-823-4543

To see one of our specialists, a referral is required from your child’s primary care physician.

For the hospital 24-hour operator

916-734-2011

For physician telehealth consultations

877-430-5332