Michelle Hamline, M.D., Ph.D., M.A.S. for UC Davis Health

Michelle Hamline, M.D., Ph.D., M.A.S.

Assistant Professor, Division of Clinical Pediatrics

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Pediatric Hospitalist



Locations and Contact

UC Davis Children's Hospital

UC Davis Children's Hospital
2315 Stockton Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95817

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Regional Affiliations

Adventist Health Lodi Memorial
975 S Fairmont Ave
Lodi, CA 95240

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Additional Numbers

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Physician Referrals

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

Philosophy of Care

Dr. Hamline believes that caring for the health of children is a team effort, involving the child, his/her family, and the entire health care team. She strives to provide high quality, compassionate care for every child, taking into account the unique needs of each child and their families.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Hamline is a Pediatric Hospitalist offering care for children with various medical conditions when they need to be hospitalized, either at our Children’s Hospital or with our community affiliate Lodi Memorial Hospital. She has a special clinical interest in improving processes of care and has expertise in quality improvement, patient safety, and health services research.

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Hamline’s research is centered around evaluating processes of care and designing targeted interventions to improve pediatric care in a hospital setting. Her main areas of interest include care transitions, family-centered care, and care pathways. She has expertise in quality improvement, implementation science, and health services research.


Pediatric Hospital Medicine

Center/Program Affiliation

UC Davis Children's Hospital

Undergraduate School

B.S., Biochemistry, Biology, University of Washington, Seattle WA 2004

Medical School

M.D., University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis MN 2013

Other School

Ph.D., Cellular, Developmental Biology, and Genetics, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis MN 2013


Pediatrics, UC Davis, Sacramento CA 2013-2014


Pediatrics, UC Davis, Sacramento CA 2014-2016


Quality, Safety, and Comparative Effectiveness, UC Davis, Sacramento CA 2016-2018

Diamond Doc Award, UC Davis, 2022

Golden Apple Pediatric Residency Teaching Award, UC Davis, 2020, 2021, 2022

Early Career Women Faculty Leadership Development Program, American Association of Medical Colleges, 2019

Graduate Medical Education High Value Award, UC Davis, 2017, 2018

Dennis Styne Award for Academic Achievement, UC Davis, 2016

Additional publications may be found at:


Huang JX, Colwell B, Vadlaputi P, Sauers-Ford H, Smith BJ, McKnight H, Witkowski J, Padovani A, Aghamohammadi S, Tzimenatos L, Beck Rn S, Reneau K, Nill B, Harbour D, Pegadiotes J, Natale J, Hamline M, Siefkes H. Protocol-Driven Initiation and Weaning of High-Flow Nasal Cannula for Patients With Bronchiolitis: A Quality Improvement Initiative. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2023 Feb 1;24(2):112-122. doi:10.1097/PCC.0000000000003136. Epub 2022 Dec 16. PMID:36661418.

Hamline MY, Sauers-Ford H, Kair LR, Vadlaputi P, Rosenthal JL. Parent and Physician Qualitative Perspectives on Reasons for Pediatric Hospital Readmissions. Hosp Pediatr. 2021 Oct;11(10):1057-1065. doi:10.1542/hpeds.2020-004499. Epub 2021 Sep 14. PMID:34521700.

Hamline MY, Forman K, Tran-Viet K, McKnight H, Lakshminrusimha S, Lubarsky DA. Complementing Rather Than Competing: Pediatric Affiliation Between an Academic Medical Center and a Community Hospital. NEJM Catalyst. 2020 Sept-Oct;1(5). doi:10.1056/CAT.20.0025.

Hamline MY, McGlynn G, Lee A, Natale J. Life-Threatening Infant Overdose of Sodium Chloride. Patient Safety Network WebM&M. 2020 May.

Rosenthal JL, Atolagbe O, Hamline MY, Li ST, Toney A, Witkowski J, McKnight H, Tancredi D, Romano P. Developing and Validating a Pediatric Potentially Avoidable Transfer Quality Metric. American Journal of Medical Quality. 2019 Jun 10. https://doi:10.1177/1062860619854535. PMID:31177805.

Hamline MY, Rutman L, Tancredi DJ, Rosenthal J. An iterative quality improvement process improves pediatric ward discharge efficiency. Hospital Pediatrics. 2020 March;10(3):214-221. PMID:32051222.

Platter E, Hamline MY, Tancredi DJ, Fernandez Y Garcia E, Rosenthal JL. Completeness of Written Discharge Guidance for English- and Spanish-Speaking Patient Families. Hosp Pediatr. 2019 Jul;9(7):516-522. doi: 10.1542/hpeds.2018-0250. Epub 2019 Jun 10. PMID:31182648.

Sauers-Ford HS, Hamline MY, Tzimenatos L, McKnight H, Hamilton CM, McKennan MG, Rosenthal JL; PACES Working Group. You Don't Know What You Don't Know: Using Nominal Group Technique to Identify and Prioritize Education Topics for Regional Hospitals. Hosp Pediatr. 2019 Apr;9(4):300-304. doi:10.1542/hpeds.2018-0217. Epub 2019 Mar 8. PMID:30850375.

Hamline MY, Speier RL, Vu PD, Tancredi D, Broman A, Rasmussen LN, Tullius BP, Shaikh U, Li ST. Hospital-to-Home Interventions, Use, and Satisfaction: A Meta-Analysis. Pediatrics. 2018 Nov;142(5):e20180442. doi: 10.1542/peds.2018-0442. Epub 2018 Oct 23. PMCID:PMC6317574.