Dean Blumberg, M.D. for UC Davis Health

Dean Blumberg, M.D.

Chief, Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases

Professor, Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases

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Pediatric Infectious Diseases



Locations and Contact

Ticon II Building

Ticon II Building
2516 Stockton Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95817

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Phone: 916-734-5177

Additional Numbers

Physician Referrals

800-UCD-4-KIDS (800-823-4543)

Philosophy of Care

We live in an age where there are tremendous opportunities to keep children healthy by preventing infections.  I aim to work with children and their parents to optimize health.  When an infection is suspected or occurs, I partner with the parents and the child to ensure that appropriate diagnosis and treatment ensues.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Blumberg's main areas of interest are preventing and treating childhood infections. He is involved in clinical vaccine research and childhood immunization policies, and is also head of Infection Control at Shriners Hospital for Children Northern California.

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Blumberg's research interests include clinical vaccine studies and prevention and treatment of surgical site infections.


Pediatric Infectious Diseases

Center/Program Affiliation

UC Davis Children's Hospital

Undergraduate School

B.A., UC Berkeley, Berkeley CA 1980

Medical School

M.D., Chicago Medical School, Chicago IL 1984


Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston MA 1984-1985


Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston MA 1985-1987


UC Los Angeles, Los Angeles CA 1987-1990

The Cervical Cancer & HPV Project, Honor, 2010

Certificate of Recognition, California State Senate, 2009

Golden Service Award, Alliance Working for Antibiotic Resistance Education (AWARE), 2009

Natalie J. Smith, MD, MPH Immunization Champion Award, California Coalition for Childhood Immunization, 2007

“Hot Shot” Award, Shots for Tots Regional Coalition, 2006

Special Achievement Award, American Academy of Pediatrics, 2005

Blumberg DA. Sports physicals. Pharos. 2005;68(3):33-34.

Blumberg DA. Hepatitis A infection and prevention. Jong EC, Stevens DL, eds. Netter’s Infectious Diseases, Elsevier, Philadelphia PA. 2012:60-64.

Blumberg DA. Human Papillomavirus infections and prevention. Jong EC, Stevens DL, eds. Netter’s Infectious Diseases, Elsevier, Philadelphia PA. 2012:71-74.

Blumberg DA. Hepatitis B Infection. Jong EC, Stevens DL, eds. Netter’s Infectious Diseases, Elsevier, Philadelphia PA. 2012:65-70.

Kapetanovic S, Wiegand RE, Dominguez K, Blumberg D, Bohannon B, Wheeling J, Rutstein R; LEGACY Consortium. Associations of medically documented psychiatric diagnoses and risky health behaviors in highly active antiretroviral therapy-experienced perinatally HIV-infected youth. AIDS Patient Care STDS. 2011 Aug;25(8):493-501. doi:10.1089/apc.2011.0107. Epub 2011 Jul 11. PMID:21745118.

Hendrickson DJ, Blumberg DA, Joad JP, Jhawar S, McDonald RJ. Five-fold increase in pediatric parapneumonic empyema since introduction of pneumococcal conjugate vaccine. Pediatr Infect Dis J 2008 Nov;27(11):1030-2. doi:10.1097/INF.0b013e31817e5188. PMID:18845981.

Sejvar JJ, Kohl KS, Bilynsky R, Blumberg D, Cvetkovich T, Galama J, Gidudu J, Katikaneni L, Khuri-Bulos N, Oleske J, Tapiainen T, Wiznitzer M; Brighton Collaboration Encephalitis Working Group. Encephalitis, myelitis, and acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM): case definitions and guidelines for collection, analysis, and presentation of immunization safety data. Vaccine. 2007 Aug 1;25(31):5771-92. doi:10.1016/j.vaccine.2007.04.060. Epub 2007 May 11. PMID:17570566.

Taylor Z, Butani L, Blumberg DA, Cowan M, Wara D. Index of suspicion (case report). Pediatr Rev 2006;27:463, 464-466.

Wong DM, Blumberg DA, Lowe LG. Guidelines for the use of antibiotics in acute upper respiratory tract infections. Am Family Physician 2006;74:956-966.

Answering questions about measles with Dr. Dean Blumberg of UC Davis Children's Hospital

Dr. Dean Blumberg from UC Davis Children's Hospital sits for an in-depth discussion about measles

Dr. Dean Blumberg discusses the Zika virus - UC Davis Children's Hospital

What you and your family need to know about Raccoon Roundworm - UC Davis Children's Hospital

What you need to know about the flu vaccine

UC Davis Children's Hospital's Recurrent MRSA Clinic

Polio-like illness: What you need to know

Dr. Dean Blumberg gets his flu shot

UCDCH Sept 60