Sanjay Jhawar, M.B.B.S., M.D. for UC Davis Health

Sanjay Jhawar, M.B.B.S., M.D.


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Pediatric Pulmonology

Pediatric Sleep Medicine

Cystic Fibrosis



Locations and Contact

Glassrock Building

Pediatric Specialty Clinics
2521 Stockton Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95817

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Phone: 800-282-3284

Additional Numbers

Clinic Phone


Physician Referrals

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

Philosophy of Care

Special focus on quality of life care in various complex respiratory and sleep disorders.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Jhawar is a Board certified pediatric pulmonary, pediatric sleep and cystic fibrosis care provider. He also has expertise in providing respiratory care for pediatric neuromuscular disease patients in collaboration with PM&R clinic.

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Jhawar's research interests are:

  • Clinical care of Cystic fibrosis patients.
  • Pulmonary function assessment and early respiratory support intervention in patients with neuromuscular disease.
  • Optimal and specialized care of Asthma patients.
  • Optimal standardized care of pediatric sleep disorders.


Pediatric Pulmonology
Pediatric Sleep Medicine

Center/Program Affiliation

UC Davis Children's Hospital

Undergraduate School

B.Sc. I, Motilal Vigyan Mahavidyalaya, Bhopal, MP, India 1978

Medical School

M.B.B.S., Gandhi Medical College, Bhopal, MP, India 1984

Medical School

M.D., Gandhi Medical College, Bhopa, MP, India 1989


Medicine and Surgery, Gandhi Medical College and Hospitals, Bhopal, MP, India 1983-1984


Pediatrics, NY Methodist, Cornell Medical Center, New York NY 1994-1995


Pediatrics, New York Methodist Hospital/Cornell Medical Center, New York NY 1995-1997


Pediatric Pulmonary, Harvard Medical School/Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston MA 1997-2000

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 1997-2000, 2007-2021, 2021

Children's Miracle Network, 2002-2007, 2007

Outstanding Teaching Award, Pediatrics UC Davis Medical Center, 2004

Darmawan DO, Gwal K, Goudy BD, Jhawar S, Nandalike K. Vaping in today's pandemic: E-cigarette, or vaping, product use-associated lung injury mimicking COVID-19 in teenagers presenting with respiratory distress. SAGE Open Med Case Rep. 2020 Oct 30;8:2050313X20969590. doi:10.1177/2050313X20969590. PMID:33194204.

Phong RY, Taylor SL, Robinson BA, Jhawar S, Nandalike K. Utility of Mid-Upper Arm Circumference in Diagnosing Malnutrition in Children With Cystic Fibrosis. Nutr Clin Pract. 2020 Dec;35(6):1094-1100. doi:10.1002/ncp.10593. Epub 2020 Oct 19. PMID:33078441.

McDonald CM, Gordish-Dressman H, Henricson EK, Duong T, Joyce NC, Jhawar S, Leinonen M, Hsu F, Connolly AM, Cnaan A, Abresch RT; CINRG investigators for PubMed. Longitudinal pulmonary function testing outcome measures in Duchenne muscular dystrophy: Long-term natural history with and without glucocorticoids. Neuromuscul Disord. 2018 Nov;28(11):897-909. doi:10.1016/j.nmd.2018.07.004. Epub 2018 Aug 29. PMID:30336970.

Lee J, Sanchez TR, Zhang Y, Jhawar S. The role of high-resolution chest CT in the diagnosis of neuroendocrine cell hyperplasia of infancy - A rare form of pediatric interstitial lung disease. Respir Med Case Rep. 2015 Sep 6;16:101-3. doi:10.1016/j.rmcr.2015.09.001. PMID:26744669.

Prach L, Koepke R, Kharrazi M, Keiles S, Salinas DB, Reyes MC, Pian M, Opsimos H, Otsuka KN, Hardy KA, Milla CE, Zirbes JM, Chipps B, O'Bra S, Saeed MM, Sudhakar R, Lehto S, Nielson D, Shay GF, Seastrand M, Jhawar S, Nickerson B, Landon C, Thompson A, Nussbaum E, Chin T, Wojtczak H; California Cystic Fibrosis Newborn Screening Consortium. Novel CFTR variants identified during the first 3 years of cystic fibrosis newborn screening in California. J Mol Diagn. 2013 Sep;15(5):710-22. doi:10.1016/j.jmoldx.2013.05.006. Epub 2013 Jun 28. PMID:23810505.

Jhawar SS, Nadkarni T, Goel A. Intraparenchymal temporal neurenteric cyst. J Clin Neurosci. 2011 Mar;18(3):415-7. Epub 2011 Jan 13. doi:10.1016/j.jocn.2010.04.046.

Muzumdar D, Jhawar S, Goel A. Brain abscess: an overview. Int J Surg. 2011;9(2):136-44. doi:10.1016/j.ijsu.2010.11.005. Epub 2010 Nov 16. PMID:21087684.

Jhawar SS, Nadkarni T. Congenital hydrocephalus presenting with simultaneous anterior and posterior fossa brain herniations. Acta Neurochir (Wien). 2010 Sep;152(9):1623-4. Epub 2010 May 13.

Jhawar SS, Nadkarni T, Goel A. Intracanalicular epidermoid cyst. A case report. Br J Neurosurg. 2010 Dec;24(6):708-10. doi:10.3109/02688697.2010.495176. PMID:21070156.

Muzumdar D, Balasubramaniam S, Jhawar S, Goel A. Massive benign osteoblastoma of the suboccipital bone and foramen magnum region. Pediatr Neurosurg. 2010;46(3):232-7. doi:10.1159/000317263. Epub 2010 Nov 4. PMID:21051923.