Lee T. Donohue, M.D. for UC Davis Health

Lee T. Donohue, M.D.

Assistant Professor

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Locations and Contact

UC Davis Children's Hospital

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

High quality neonatal care requires a dedicated, multidisciplinary team including patients and their families. Dr. Donohue is honored to be part of this team at UC Davis and is committed to helping others provide this care elsewhere.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Donohue is a neonatologist with a particular interest in improving the care of neonates through simulation-based education of nursing, medical students, residents, and fellows. She also is interested in providing education to clinical staff at hospitals in our surrounding communities to improve their newborn care.

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Donohue's research interests focus on the use of simulation and telemedicine in the NICU and delivery room.


Fetal Care and Treatment Center

Center/Program Affiliation

UC Davis Children's Hospital

Undergraduate School

B.A., Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland OH 2003

Medical School

M.D., University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati OH 2007


Pediatrics, University of Iowa Children's Hospital, Iowa City IA 2007-2010


Neonatology, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento CA 2014-2017


Medical Simulation, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento CA 2016-2017

Stanley Scholars Fellow Award, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH, 2004

Donohue LT, Underwood MA, Hoffman KR. Relationship Between Self-efficacy and Performance of Simulated Neonatal Chest Compressions and Ventilation. Simul Healthc. 2020 Dec;15(6):377-381. doi:10.1097/SIH.0000000000000446. PMID:32371749.

Haynes SC, Dharmar M, Hill BC, Hoffman KR, Donohue LT, Kuhn-Riordon KM, Rottkamp CA, Vali P, Tancredi DJ, Romano PS, Steinhorn R, Marcin JP. The Impact of Telemedicine on Transfer Rates of Newborns at Rural Community Hospitals. Acad Pediatr. 2020 Jul;20(5):636-641. doi:10.1016/j.acap.2020.02.013. Epub 2020 Feb 17. PMID:32081766.

Donohue LT, Hoffman KR, Marcin JP. Use of Telemedicine to Improve Neonatal Resuscitation. Children (Basel, Switzerland). 2019 Apr 1;6(4):50. doi:10.3390/children6040050.

Donohue LT, Underwood MA, Hoffman KR. Relationship between self-efficacy and performance in neonatal resuscitative tasks. Simulation in Healthcare. ** SUBMITTED ** 2019

Donohue L, Alhassen Z, Lakshminrusimha S. Neonatal Resuscitation. ** SUBMITTED ** 2019