Jennifer Lynn Rosenthal, M.D., M.A.S. for UC Davis Health

Jennifer Lynn Rosenthal, M.D., M.A.S.

Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics

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



Pediatric Hospitalist



Locations and Contact

UC Davis Children's Hospital

UC Davis Children's Hospital
2315 Stockton Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95817

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Additional Numbers

Clinic Phone


Physician Referrals

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

Clinical Interests

Dr. Rosenthal is a pediatrician who cares for hospitalized children.

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Rosenthal's research focuses on using telehealth to improve the safety and quality of patient care. She has a special interest in improving transitions of care such as hospital-to-hospital transfers.


Pediatric Hospital Medicine

Center/Program Affiliation

UC Davis Children's Hospital
Center for Health and Technology

Undergraduate School

B.A., UC Berkeley, Berkeley CA 2004

Medical School

M.D., UC Davis School of Medicine, Sacramento CA 2010

Other School

M.A.S., UC Davis, Sacramento CA 2017


Pediatrics, Seattle Children's Hospital, Seattle WA 2010-2011


Pediatrics, Seattle Children's Hospital, Seattle WA 2011-2013


Pediatric Hospital Medicine, UC San Francisco Children's Hospital, San Francisco CA 2013-2015

Rosenthal JL, Sauers-Ford HS, Hamline MY, Natale JE, Marcin JP, Li ST. Developing an Interfacility Transfer Handoff Intervention: Applying the Person-Based Approach Method. Hosp Pediatr. 2020 Jul;10(7):577-584. doi:10.1542/hpeds.2020-0031. Epub 2020 Jun 8. PMID:32513822. 

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. 2020 Jun 22. doi:10.1089/tmj.2020.0067. [Epub ahead of print] PMID:32580661. 

Rosenthal JL, Atolagbe O, Hamline MY, Li ST, Toney A, Witkowski J, McKnight H, Tancredi DJ, Romano PS. Developing and Validating a Pediatric Potentially Avoidable Transfer Quality Metric. Am J Med Qual. 2020 Mar/Apr;35(2):163-170. doi:10.1177/1062860619854535. Epub 2019 Jun 10. PMID:31177805.

Hamline MY, Rutman L, Tancredi DJ, Rosenthal JL. An Iterative Quality Improvement Process Improves Pediatric Ward Discharge Efficiency. Hosp Pediatr. 2020 Mar;10(3):214-221. doi:10.1542/hpeds.2019-0158. Epub 2020 Feb 12. PMID:32051222.

Sauers-Ford HS, Hamline MY, Gosdin MM, Kair LR, Weinberg GM, Marcin JP, Rosenthal JL. Acceptability, Usability, and Effectiveness: A Qualitative Study Evaluating a Pediatric Telemedicine Program. Acad Emerg Med. 2019 Sep;26(9):1022-1033. doi:10.1111/acem.13763. Epub 2019 May 2. PMID:30974004.

Platter E, Hamline MY, Tancredi DJ, Fernandez Y Garcia E, Rosenthal JL. Completeness of Written Discharge Guidance for English- and Spanish-Speaking Patient Families. Hosp Pediatr. 2019 Jul;9(7):516-522. doi:10.1542/hpeds.2018-0250. Epub 2019 Jun 10. PMID:31182648.

Rosenthal JL, Romano PS, Kokroko J, Gu W, Okumura MJ. Receiving Providers' Perceptions on Information Transmission During Interfacility Transfers to General Pediatric Floors. Hosp Pediatr. 2017 Jun;7(6):335-343. doi:10.1542/hpeds.2016-0152. PMID:28559362.

Rosenthal JL, Li ST, Hernandez L, Alvarez M, Rehm RS, Okumura MJ. Familial Caregiver and Physician Perceptions of the Family-Physician Interactions During Interfacility Transfers. Hosp Pediatr. 2017 Jun;7(6):344-351. doi:10.1542/hpeds.2017-0017. PMID:28546453.

Rosenthal JL, Okumura MJ, Hernandez L, Li ST, Rehm RS. Interfacility Transfers to General Pediatric Floors: A Qualitative Study Exploring the Role of Communication. Acad Pediatr. 2016 Sep-Oct;16(7):692-9. doi:10.1016/j.acap.2016.04.003. Epub 2016 Apr 22. PMID:27109492.

Rosenthal JL, Hilton JF, Teufel RJ 2nd, Romano PS, Kaiser SV, Okumura MJ. Profiling Interfacility Transfers for Hospitalized Pediatric Patients. Hosp Pediatr. 2016 Jun;6(6):345-53. doi:10.1542/hpeds.2015-0211. Epub 2016 May 5. PMID:27150111.