John S. Rose, M.D. for UC Davis Health

John S. Rose, M.D.

Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine

EMS Medical Director, UC Davis Medical Center

John S. Rose is not currently accepting new patients. For assistance finding a UC Davis doctor, please call 800-2-UCDAVIS (800-282-3284).



Emergency Medicine


Emergency Medicine

Locations and Contact

Patient Support Services Building

Patient Support Services Building
4150 V St.
Sacramento, CA 95817

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Additional Numbers

Clinic Phone


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Physician Referrals

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

Philosophy of Care

  • Providing outstanding, evidence-based emergency care with compassion and equity
  • Educating future generations of diverse emergency healthcare professionals and leaders
  • Conducting innovative research free of bias and discrimination, and communicating scientific discovery
  • Advocating for justice, anti-racism, and dismantling of structural inequity and discrimination in any form
  • Advancing the field of emergency medicine

Clinical Interests

Dr. Rose is an emergency physician who delivers state-of-the-art care in our busy advanced Emergency Department. His subspecialty is EMS (emergency medical services) which deals with  patient care prior to arrival at the hospital.

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Rose's current research focus is in pre-hospital and wilderness/austere medical care. He has published research in this area including from his time at Mt. Everest and the South Pole. His current research interest is in improving care to our community prior to arrival at the hospital.


Emergency Medicine

Undergraduate School

B.S., California State University, Hayward, Hayward CA 1984

Medical School

M.D., St. Louis University School of Medicine, St. Louis MO 1991


Emergency Medicine, Highland General Hospital, Oakland CA 1991-1995

UC Davis Diamond Doc Award, 2022

CORD Service Award, 2011

Cal American College of Emergency Physicians Service Award, 2008

National Faculty Teaching Award, American College of Emergency Physicians, 2008

Academic Teacher of the Year-UCD Emergency Medicine, 2001, 2004

McLeod A, Murphy C, Hagwood G, Rose JS. The Effect of Sustained Poor Air Quality on EMS Call Volume and Characteristics: A Time-Stratified Case-Crossover Study. Prehosp Disaster Med. 2022 Dec 12:1-6. doi:10.1017/S1049023X2200231X. Epub ahead of print. PMID:36503598.

Manoukian MAC, Rose JS, Brown SK, Wynia EH, Julie IM, Mumma BE. Development of a model to measure the effect of off-balancing vectors on the delivery of high-quality CPR in a moving vehicle. Am J Emerg Med. 2022 Nov;61:158-162. doi:10.1016/j.ajem.2022.08.059. Epub 2022 Sep 6. PMID:36137329.

Jarman AF, Ford JS, Maynard MJ, Simmons ZL, Mackey KE, Mumma BE, Rose JS. Prehospital Testing and Surveillance for SARS-CoV-2: A Special Report from the Sacramento (California USA) Mobile Integrated Health Unit. Prehosp Disaster Med. 2022 Apr;37(2):265-268. doi:10.1017/S1049023X22000292. Epub 2022 Feb 11. PMID:35144714.

Nowadly CD, Solomon AJ, Burke SM, Rose JS. Evaluation of Serial Chest Radiographs of High-Altitude Pulmonary Edema Requiring Medical Evacuation from South Pole Station, Antarctica: From Diagnosis to Recovery. Mil Med. 2021 Nov 2;186(11-12):e1135-e1139. doi:10.1093/milmed/usaa490. PMID:33269793.

Nowadly CD, Kelley KM, Crane DH, Rose JS. Evaluation of High Altitude Interstitial Pulmonary Edema in Healthy Participants Using Rapid 4-View Lung Ultrasound Protocol During Staged Ascent to Everest Base Camp. Wilderness Environ Med. 2021 Sep;32(3):278-283. doi:10.1016/j.wem.2021.03.004. Epub 2021 Jun 24. PMID:34175211.

Rose JS, Law J, Scheuring R, Ramage MH, McKeith JJ. Serious Altitude Illness at the South Pole. Aerosp Med Hum Perform. 2020 Jan 1;91(1):46-50. doi:10.3357/AMHP.5467.2020. PMID:31852574.

Elder JW, Christoffersen K, Moulin A, Rose JS, Grover CA. The Emergency Department Toolkit for Managing Patients with Opioid Use Disorder. J Emerg Med Primary Care. 2019 Mar 5;2(1). ReDelve: RD-EMP-10010.

Holmes JF, Kelley KM, Wootton-Gorges SL, Utter GH, Abramson LP, Rose JS, Tancredi DJ, Kuppermann N. Effect of Abdominal Ultrasound on Clinical Care, Outcomes, and Resource Use Among Children With Blunt Torso Trauma: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA. 2017 Jun 13;317(22):2290-2296. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.6322. PMID:28609532.

Rose JS, Campbell MD, Yellowlees P, Skipper GE, DuPont RL. Family Medicine Physicians With Substance Use Disorder: A 5-year Outcome Study. J Addict Med. 2017 Mar/Apr;11(2):93-97. doi:10.1097/ADM.0000000000000278. PMID:28067757.