Faculty

Sarah Aghamohammadi, M.D. - PubMed

Dr. Aghamohammadi's research interest includes long-term outcomes and prognosis as related to pediatric critical care medicine. Additionally, her current involvement with the Society of Critical Care Medicines ICU Liberation program has led to the development of quality improvement measures and standardization of ICU practices, such as pediatric early mobility, nursing-driven sedation protocol, and best practices for use of high-flow nasal cannula, at UC Davis Children's hospital.

Madan Dharmar, M.B.B.S., Ph.D. - PubMed

Dr. Dharmar's area of interest is health services research, specifically in quality of care and satisfaction of care in children. His research focus is in the development of quality measures to evaluate health care. He is currently working on research projects evaluating the impact of telemedicine in the pediatric critical care consultation and child abuse consultation in Northern California.

Constantine (Costa) Dimitriades, M.D. - PubMed

Dr. Dimitriades is interested in the use of high-fidelity simulation modeling for the training of pediatric healthcare providers to help improve performance in the care of critically ill children. Additionally, Dr. Dimitriades is interested in the utilization of pediatric critical care registry data for continuous improvement in care for pediatric patients in pediatric intensive care units.

James Marcin, M.D., M.P.H. - PubMed

Dr. Marcin conducts research in pediatric telemedicine and quality of care, particularly as it relates to acutely ill and injured children in the Emergency Department and the Intensive Care Unit.  He leads research in telemedicine, and how telemedicine can improve quality of care and reduce medication errors among children with a variety of diseases.  Dr. Marcin also conducts research in quality of care using large patient databases.

Theresa Murdock-Vlautin, M.D. - PubMed

Dr. Murdock-Vlautin's research interests are in advancing medical school education in regards to clinical skills teaching and assessment throughout the four year curriculum. In addition, bridging and advancing knowledge and resources in pediatric palliative care in Northern California.

JoAnne Natale, M.D., Ph.D. - PubMed

Dr. Natale conducts research aimed at understanding and limiting delayed brain damage after traumatic injury in infants and children. In the clinical setting, her research focus is on improving quality of care, including process improvement research and research into optimizing sedation strategies in critically ill children.

Jennifer Plant, M.D., M.Ed. - PubMed

Dr. Plant's academic focus is medical education, specifically curriculum development and assessment in the student clerkship and post-clerkship years as well as research related to self-assessment, reflection, and the appreciative inquiry approach.

Viyeka Sethi, M.D. - PubMed

Dr. Sethi's area of interest is in the provision of excellent clinical care while advancing provider knowledge. To further this mission, she has deep involvement with resident education. She also promotes and coaches in the use of point of care ultrasound and fiberoptic bronchoscopy.