Natasha A. Nakra, M.D. for UC Davis Health

Natasha A. Nakra, M.D.

Associate Clinical Professor

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Infectious Diseases



Locations and Contact

Glassrock Building

Pediatric Specialty Clinics
2521 Stockton Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95817

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Phone: 916-734-3112

Additional Numbers

Clinic Phone


Clinic Referral Phone

800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)

Philosophy of Care

I am committed to providing the best care for your child, and strive to actively listen to your concerns and provide open and supportive communication.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Nakra is a pediatric infectious disease specialist who cares for children with acute and chronic infections, in both the inpatient and outpatient settings. She has a special clinical interest in antibiotic stewardship in the pediatric population.

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Nakra’s academic interests focus on antimicrobial stewardship for pediatric patients, as well as care of immunocompromised children. She is also interested in developing antibiotic treatment guidelines to inform best practices at UC Davis Children’s Hospital.


Pediatric Infectious Diseases

Center/Program Affiliation

UC Davis Children's Hospital

Undergraduate School

B.A., Psychology, Northwestern University Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, Evanston IL 2001

Medical School

M.D., Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago IL 2005

Other School

M.S., Clinical Research Methods, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx NY 2014


Pediatrics, Children's Hospital of Los Angeles, Los Angeles CA 2005-2006


Pediatrics, Children's Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago IL 2006-2009


Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Children's Hospital at Montefiore, Bronx NY 2010-2012


Pediatric Infectious Disease, Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Los Angeles CA 2009-2010

Sacramento Magazine’s Top Doctors 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022

Molloy EJ, Nakra N, Gale C, Dimitriades VR, Lakshminrusimha S. Multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) and neonates (MIS-N) associated with COVID-19: optimizing definition and management. Pediatr Res. 2023 May;93(6):1499-1508. doi:10.1038/s41390-022-02263-w. Epub 2022 Sep 1. PMID:36050390.

Kohli U, Desai L, Chowdhury D, Harahsheh AS, Yonts AB, Ansong A, Sabati A, Nguyen HH, Hussain T, Khan D, Parra DA, Su JA, Patel JK, Ronai C, Bohun M, Freij BJ, O'Connor MJ, Rosanno JW, Gupta A, Salavitabar A, Dorfman AL, Hansen J, Frosch O, Profita EL, Maskatia S, Thacker D, Shrivastava S, Harris TH, Feingold B, Berger S, Campbell M, Idriss SF, Das S, Renno MS, Knecht K, Asaki SY, Patel S, Ashwath R, Shih R, Phillips J, Das B, Ramachandran P, Sagiv E, Bhat AH, Johnson JN, Taggart NW, Imundo J, Nakra N, Behere S, Patel A, Aggarwal A, Aljemmali S, Lang S, Batlivala SP, Forsha DE, Conners GP, Shaw J, Smith FC, Pauliks L, Vettukattil J, Shaffer K, Cheang S, Voleti S, Shenoy R, Komarlu R, Ryan SJ, Snyder C, Bansal N, Sharma M, Robinson JA, Arnold SR, Salvatore CM, Kumar M, Fremed MA, Glickstein JS, Perrotta M, Orr W, Rozema T, Thirumoorthi M, Mullett CJ, Ang JY. mRNA Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccine-Associated Myopericarditis in Adolescents: A Survey Study. J Pediatr. 2022 Apr;243:208-213.e3. doi:10.1016/j.jpeds.2021.12.025. Epub 2021 Dec 22. PMID:34952008.

Zembles TN, Nakra N, Parker SK. Extending the Reach of Antimicrobial Stewardship to Pediatric Patients. Infect Dis Ther. 2022 Feb;11(1):101-110. doi:10.1007/s40121-022-00590-3. Epub 2022 Jan 24. PMID:35072918.

Rosenthal JL, Sigal IS, Kamerman-Kretzmer R, Say DS, Castellanos B, Nguyen S, Nakra NA, Restrepo B, Crossen SS. Increasing Use of Ambulatory Video Visits for Pediatric Patients by Using Quality Improvement Methods. Pediatr Qual Saf. 2021 Jun 23;6(4):e424. doi:10.1097/pq9.0000000000000424. PMID:34179675.

Sankaran D, Nakra N, Cheema R, Blumberg D, Lakshminrusimha S. Perinatal SARS-CoV-2 Infection and Neonatal COVID-19: A 2021 Update. Neoreviews. 2021 May;22(5):e284-e295. doi:10.1542/neo.22-5-e1001. PMID:33931474.

Dove ML, Jaggi P, Kelleman M, Abuali M, Ang JY, Ballan W, Basu SK, Campbell MJ, Chikkabyrappa SM, Choueiter NF, Clouser KN, Corwin D, Edwards A, Gertz SJ, Ghassemzadeh R, Jarrah RJ, Katz SE, Knutson SM, Kuebler JD, Lighter J, Mikesell C, Mongkolrattanothai K, Morton T, Nakra NA, Olivero R, Osborne CM, Panesar LE, Parsons S, Patel RM, Schuette J, Thacker D, Tremoulet AH, Vidwan NK, Oster ME. Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children: Survey of Protocols for Early Hospital Evaluation and Management. J Pediatr. 2021 Feb;229:33-40. doi:10.1016/j.jpeds.2020.10.026. Epub 2020 Oct 16. PMID:33075369.

Partridge E, McCleery E, Cheema R, Nakra N, Lakshminrusimha S, Tancredi DJ, Blumberg DA. Evaluation of Seasonal Respiratory Virus Activity Before and After the Statewide COVID-19 Shelter-in-Place Order in Northern California. JAMA Netw Open. 2021 Jan 4;4(1):e2035281. doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2020.35281. PMID:33492377.

Nakra NA, Blumberg DA, Herrera-Guerra A, Lakshminrusimha S. Multi-System Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C) Following SARS-CoV-2 Infection: Review of Clinical Presentation, Hypothetical Pathogenesis, and Proposed Management. Children (Basel). 2020 Jul 1;7(7):69. doi:10.3390/children7070069. PMID:32630212.

Nakra NA, Awasthi S, Lakshminrusimha S, Kalra V. Visual Diagnosis: An Extremely Preterm Neonate with Gray Plaques on the Back. Neoreviews. 2019 May;20(5):e302-e305. doi:10.1542/neo.20-5-e302. PMID:31261084.

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