Daniel Scott Dodson, M.D., M.S. for UC Davis Health

Daniel Scott Dodson, M.D., M.S.

Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics

To see if Daniel Scott Dodson is accepting new patients, or for assistance finding a UC Davis doctor, please call 800-2-UCDAVIS (800-282-3284).



Pediatric Infectious Diseases



Locations and Contact

Glassrock Building

Pediatric Specialty Clinics
2521 Stockton Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95817

Get Directions

Phone: 916-734-3112

Additional Numbers

Clinic Fax


Clinic Referral Phone


Physician Referrals

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

Philosophy of Care

Medical care is a partnership between patients, families, and care providers. I believe in keeping patients and families fully informed and working together to provide the best possible care for every patient.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Dodson specializes in care of infectious diseases in children. He has experience with a variety of acute and chronic conditions and cares for patients with impaired immunity.

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Dodson's academic interests focus on optimizing antimicrobial use in all clinical  settings with a special emphasis in pediatric care settings outside of academic hospitals. He has worked with community hospitals, including critical access hospitals, to better understand and improve antimicrobial stewardship for pediatric patients.


Pediatric Infectious Diseases

Center/Program Affiliation

UC Davis Children's Hospital

Undergraduate School

B.S., Brigham Young University, Provo UT 2008

Medical School

M.D., University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor MI 2015

Other School

M.S., Biomedical Engineering, UCLA, Los Angeles CA 2012


Pediatrics, University of Utah/Primary Children's Hospital, Salt Lake City UT 2015-2016


Pediatrics, University of Utah/Primary Children's Hospital, Salt Lake City UT 2016-2018


Pediatric Infectious Diseases, University of Colorado/Children's Hospital Colorado, Aurora CO 2018-2021

Leaders in Epidemiology, Antimicrobial stewardship and Public health (LEAP) Fellow, Sponsored by the CDC, 2020, 2021

Dodson DS, Heizer HR, Gaensbauer JT. Sequential Intravenous-Oral Therapy for Pediatric Streptococcus anginosus Intracranial Infections.Open Forum Infect Dis. 2022 Jan 6;9(1):ofab628. eCollection 2022 Jan.

Dodson DS, Dominguez SR, MacBrayne CE, Williams MC, Parker SK. Vancomycin-Nonsusceptible Enterococci Mediated by vanC at a Large Children's Hospital: Prevalence, Susceptibility, and Impact on Care of Enterococcal Bacteremia. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2020 May 6;7(5):ofaa160. doi:10.1093/ofid/ofaa160. PMID:32478121.

Dodson DS, Goldenberg AJ, Davis MM, Singer DC, Tarini BA. Parent and public interest in whole-genome sequencing. Public Health Genomics. 2015;18(3):151-9. doi:10.1159/000375115. Epub 2015 Mar 6. PMID:25765282.