Jennifer Plant, M.D., M.Ed. for UC Davis Health

Jennifer Plant, M.D., M.Ed.

Chief, Division of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

Clinical Professor

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



Pediatric Critical Care



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

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

Clinical Interests

Dr. Jennifer Plant cares for pediatric patients critically ill from a variety of conditions including congenital heart disease and trauma. She is interested in improving the care her team provides these patients through simulation-based interprofessional education.

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Plant's academic focus is on medical education, specifically curriculum development, learner assessment and research related to self-assessment and reflection.


Pediatric Critical Care
Fetal Care and Treatment Center

Center/Program Affiliation

UC Davis Children's Hospital

Undergraduate School

B.A., Yale University, New Haven CT 1996

Medical School

M.D., Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover NH 2003

Other School

M.Ed., University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati OH 2010


Pediatrics, Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland, Oakland CA 2003-2006


Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, UC San Francisco, San Francisco CA 2006-2010

UCD Health Dean’s Award for Excellence in Education, 2018

UC Davis Department of Pediatrics Eli Gold Prize,

UCSF Academy of Medical Educators’ Cooke Award for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2010

Butani L, Plant J, Barone MA, Dallaghan GLB. Entrustable Professional Activity-Based Assessments in Undergraduate Medical Education: A Survey of Pediatric Educators. Acad Pediatr. 2021 Apr 8:S1876-2859(21)00213-8. doi:10.1016/j.acap.2021.03.020. Epub ahead of print. PMID:33838345.

Rosenthal JL, Sauers-Ford HS, Snyder M, Hamline MY, Benton AS, Joo S, Natale JE, Plant JL. Testing Pediatric Emergency Telemedicine Implementation Strategies Using Quality Improvement Methods. Telemed J E Health. 2021 Apr;27(4):459-463. doi:10.1089/tmj.2020.0067. Epub 2020 Jun 22. PMID:32580661.

Butani L, Sweeney C, Plant J. Effect of a patient-led educational session on pre-clerkship students' learning of professional values and on their professional development. Med Educ Online. 2020 Dec;25(1):1801174. doi:10.1080/10872981.2020.1801174. PMID:32730189.

Natale JE, Boehmer J, Blumberg DA, Dimitriades C, Hirose S, Kair LR, Kirk JD, Mateev SN, McKnight H, Plant J, Tzimenatos LS, Wiedeman JT, Witkowski J, Underwood MA, Lakshminrusimha S. Interprofessional/interdisciplinary teamwork during the early COVID-19 pandemic: experience from a children's hospital within an academic health center. J Interprof Care. 2020 Sep-Oct;34(5):682-686. doi:10.1080/13561820.2020.1791809. Epub 2020 Jul 16. PMID:32674638.

Butani L, Bogetz A, Plant J. Illuminating exemplary professionalism using appreciative inquiry dialogues between students and mentors. Med Teach. 2019 Mar;41(3):325-331. doi:10.1080/0142159X.2018.1472371. Epub 2018 May 25. PMID:29801424.

Plant J, Li ST, Blankenburg R, Bogetz AL, Long M, Butani L. Reflective Practice in the Clinical Setting: A Multi-Institutional Qualitative Study of Pediatric Faculty and Residents. Acad Med. 2017 Nov;92(11S Association of American Medical Colleges Learn Serve Lead: Proceedings of the 56th Annual Research in Medical Education Sessions):S75-S83. doi:10.1097/ACM.0000000000001910. PMID:29065027.

Butani L, Plant J. Building Connections With Role Models Using an Appreciative Inquiry Approach. Acad Pediatr. 2016 May-Jun;16(4):411-2. doi:10.1016/j.acap.2016.02.001. Epub 2016 Feb 9. PMID:26872403.

Plant J, Barone M, Serwint J, Butani L. Taking Humanism Back to the Bedside. Ped. 2015;136(5):828-830.

van Schaik S, Plant J, O'Brien B. Challenges of interprofessional team training: a qualitative analysis of residents' perceptions. Educ Health (Abingdon). 2015 Jan-Apr;28(1):52-7. doi:10.4103/1357-6283.161883. PMID:26261115.

van Schaik S, Plant J, O'Sullivan P. Promoting self-directed learning through portfolios in undergraduate medical education: the mentors' perspective. Med Teach. 2013;35(2):139-44. doi:10.3109/0142159X.2012.733832. Epub 2012 Oct 26. PMID:23102105.