Jamie Funamura, M.D., M.P.H. for UC Davis Health

Jamie Funamura, M.D., M.P.H.

Associate Professor

Division Chief, Division of Pediatric Otolaryngology

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Pediatric Otolaryngology

Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

Locations and Contact

Glassrock Building

Glassrock Building
2521 Stockton Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95817

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Phone: 916-734-5846

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Physician Referrals

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

Philosophy of Care

Ear, nose, and throat issues are common in childhood and can have a profound affect on a child’s quality of life. I strive tohelp identify and address issues regarding hearing, speech, sleep, breathing, and swallowing to promote healthy growth and development.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Funamura is a fellowship-trained pediatric otolaryngologist (ear, nose, and throat surgeon) who cares for children with conditions affecting breathing, swallowing, hearing, and speech. Her clinical practice includes collaborating withother specialists to provide multidisciplinary care for children with conditions affecting the ears, nose/sinuses, mouth/throat, neck, and upper airway. 

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Funamura’s academic interests include outcomes research in children with hearing loss, facial trauma, and tracheostomy-dependence, and early hearing loss identification and treatment.


Pediatric Otolaryngology

Center/Program Affiliation

UC Davis Children's Hospital
Pediatric Aerodigestive Center

Undergraduate School

B.A., Human Biology, Stanford University, Stanford CA 2005

Medical School

M.D., USC Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles CA 2010

Other School

M.P.H., Clinical Effectiveness, TH Chan Harvard School of Public Health, Boston MA 2018


Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento CA 2010-2011


Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento CA 2011-2015


Pediatric Otolaryngology, Boston Children's Hospital/Harvard Medical School, Boston MA 2015-2016

Sacramento Magazine Top Doctor, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021

UC Davis Department of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery Faculty Teaching Award, 2020

UC Davis Department of Otolaryngology Clinic Teamwork Award, 2015

Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, 2009

Keck School of Medicine - Dean's Recognition, 2006, 2007, 2008

To see a full list of Dr. Funamara's publlications, please click here.

Dedhia RD, Chin OY, Kaufman M, Hsieh TY, Diaz RC, Brodie HA, Funamura JL. Predicting complications of pediatric temporal bone fractures. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2020 Nov;138:110358. doi:10.1016/j.ijporl.2020.110358. Epub 2020 Sep 1. PMID:32906079.

Funamura JL, Said M, Lin SJ, McKinney S, Tollefson TT. Eustachian tube dysfunction in children with cleft palate: A tympanometric time-to-event analysis. Laryngoscope. 2020 Apr;130(4):1044-1050. doi:10.1002/lary.28103. Epub 2019 Jun 13. PMID:31194274.

Funamura JL, Lee JW, McKinney S, Bayoumi AG, Senders CW, Tollefson TT. Children with Cleft Palate: Predictors of Otologic Issues in the First 10 Years. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2019 May;160(5):902-910. doi:10.1177/0194599818825461. Epub 2019 Jan 22. PMID:30668229.

Funamura JL, Yuen S, Kawai K, Gergin O, Adil E, Rahbar R, Watters K. Characterizing mortality in pediatric tracheostomy patients. Laryngoscope. 2017 Jul;127(7):1701-1706. doi:10.1002/lary.26361. Epub 2016 Nov 3. PMID:27808411.

Funamura JL, Durbin-Johnson B, Tollefson TT, Harrison J, Senders CW. Pediatric tracheotomy: indications and decannulation outcomes. Laryngoscope. 2014 Aug;124(8):1952-8. doi:10.1002/lary.24596. Epub 2014 Feb 20. PMID:24430892.

Jamie L. Funamura, M.D. - UC Davis Health Department of Otolaryngology