Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education
Professor, Division of Clinical Pediatrics
Designated Institutional Official
To see if Susan Guralnick is accepting new patients, or for assistance finding a UC Davis doctor, please call 800-2-UCDAVIS (800-282-3284).
Dr. Guralnick is a complex care pediatrician. Her practice is focused on Children with Special Health Care Needs. She has expertise in the general pediatric care of children with home ventilators, tracheostomy and gastrostomy tubes, and other medical technology.
Dr. Guralnick's research and academic work is focused on graduate medical education, competency-based medical education, and evaluation.
B.A., Psychology, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore MD 1981
M.D., State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo NY 1986
Pediatrics, SUNY at Buffalo Medical and Dental Consortium, Buffalo NY 1986-1987
Surgery, SUNY at Buffalo Medical and Dental Consortium, Buffalo NY 1986-1987
Pediatrics, Children’s Hospital of Buffalo, Buffalo NY 1989-1992
Pediatrics, Surgery, SUNY at Buffalo Medical and Dental Consortium, Buffalo NY 1987-1989
Walter W. Tunnessen, Jr., MD Award for the Advancement of Pediatric Resident Education, Association of Pediatric Program Directors, 2019
Excellence in Teaching Award, Stony Brook University School of Medicine, 2013
Resident Teaching Award, Children's Hospital of Buffalo, 1990
Spruce MW, Gingrich AA, Phares A, Beyer CA, Salcedo ES, Guralnick S, Rea MM. Child-rearing During Postgraduate Medical Training and Its Relation to Stress and Burnout: Results From a Single-institution Multispecialty Survey. Mil Med. 2022 Mar 28;187(3-4):e518-e526. doi:10.1093/milmed/usab029. PMID:33580698.
Guralnick S, Fondahn E, Amin A, Bittner EA. Systems-Based Practice: Time to Finally Adopt the Orphan Competency. J Grad Med Educ. 2021 Apr;13(2 Suppl):96-101. doi:10.4300/JGME-D-20-00839.1. Epub 2021 Apr 23. PMID:33936541.
Heath JK, Edgar L, Guralnick S. Assessment of Learning, for Learning: Operationalizing Milestones Data for Program-Level Improvement. J Grad Med Educ. 2021 Apr;13(2 Suppl):120-123. doi:10.4300/JGME-D-20-00849.1. Epub 2021 Apr 23. PMID:33936545.
Li ST, Schwartz A, Burke AE, Guralnick S, Trimm RF, Guillot A, Mahan JD, Gifford K, Tancredi DJ. Pediatric Program Director Minimum Milestone Expectations Before Allowing Supervision of Others and Unsupervised Practice. Acad Pediatr. 2020 Nov-Dec;20(8):1063-1065. doi:10.1016/j.acap.2020.05.011. Epub 2020 May 22. PMID:32450228.
Li ST, Tancredi DJ, Schwartz A, Guillot A, Burke A, Trimm RF, Guralnick S, Mahan JD, Gifford KA; Association of Pediatric Program Directors (APPD) Longitudinal Educational Assessment Research Network (LEARN) Validity of Resident Self-Assessment Group. Identifying Gaps in the Performance of Pediatric Trainees Who Receive Marginal/Unsatisfactory Ratings. Acad Med. 2018 Jan;93(1):119-129. doi:10.1097/ACM.0000000000001775. PMID:28640031.
Guralnick S, Yedowitz-Freeman J. Core Entrustable Professional Activities for Entry Into Residency: Curricular Gap or Unrealistic Expectations? J Grad Med Educ. 2017 Oct;9(5):593-594. doi:10.4300/JGME-D-17-00559.1. PMID:29075378.
Li ST, Tancredi DJ, Schwartz A, Guillot AP, Burke AE, Trimm RF, Guralnick S, Mahan JD, Gifford KA; Association of Pediatric Program Directors (APPD) Longitudinal Educational Assessment Research Network (LEARN) Validity of Resident Self-Assessment Group. Competent for Unsupervised Practice: Use of Pediatric Residency Training Milestones to Assess Readiness. Acad Med. 2017 Mar;92(3):385-393. doi:10.1097/ACM.0000000000001322. PMID:27465229.
Guralnick S, Hernandez T, Corapi M, Yedowitz-Freeman J, Klek S, Rodriguez J, Berbari N, Bruno K, Scalice K, Wade L. The ACGME Self-Study-An Opportunity, Not a Burden. J Grad Med Educ. 2015 Sep;7(3):502-5. doi:10.4300/JGME-D-15-00241.1. PMID:26442623.
Li ST, Paterniti DA, Tancredi DJ, Burke AE, Trimm RF, Guillot A, Guralnick S, Mahan JD. Resident Self-Assessment and Learning Goal Development: Evaluation of Resident-Reported Competence and Future Goals. Acad Pediatr. 2015 Jul-Aug;15(4):367-73. doi:10.1016/j.acap.2015.01.001. PMID:26142068.
Guralnick S. Competency 6. Provide leadership skills that enhance team functioning, the learning environment, and/or the health care delivery system/environment with the ultimate intent of improving care of patients. Acad Pediatr. 2014 Mar-Apr;14(2 Suppl):S92-3. PMID:24602672.