James Paul Marcin, M.D., M.P.H. for UC Davis Health

James Paul Marcin, M.D., M.P.H.

Vice Chair for Pediatric Clinical Research

Director, UC Davis Center for Health and Technology

Professor, Department of Pediatrics

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Pediatric Critical Care



Locations and Contact

UC Davis Children's Hospital

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

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Physician Referrals

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

Philosophy of Care

Caring for seriously ill children and supporting families are my passion. I do all that I can to treat every ill child how I would want my own children cared for, and consider it a privilege and honor to be part of the incredible team at our Children’s Hospital.

Clinical Interests

Dr. James Marcin practices in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at the UC Davis Children’s Hospital. Dr. Marcin is also the Director of the Center for Health and Technology and leads the telemedicine program.

Dr. Marcin is particularly interested in how telemedicine consultations can help in the care of seriously ill pediatric patients in remote hospitals, emergency departments and inpatient wards.

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. James Marcin completed his pediatric critical care fellowship at the Children’s National Medical Center in Washington D.C. He also completed a masters degree in public health at the George Washington University.

Dr. Marcin conducts research on a variety of public health issues in pediatric emergency and critical care medicine, including quality of care, severity of illness measures and telemedicine. His recent research has focused on how telemedicine can be used to address disparities in access to pediatric subspecialty care, improve the patient-centeredness of care, increase quality of care, and reduce overall healthcare costs. He currently is the director of the largest pediatric tele-emergency network in the country. 


Fetal Care and Treatment Center
Pediatric Critical Care

Center/Program Affiliation

Center for Health and Technology
Center for Healthcare Policy and Research
Public Health Sciences
UC Davis Children's Hospital

Undergraduate School

B.S., UC San Diego, La Jolla CA 1988

Medical School

M.D., UC San Diego School of Medicine, La Jolla CA 1992

Other School

M.P.H., Biostatistics, George Washington University, Washington DC 1998


Pediatrics, UC San Francisco, San Francisco CA 1992-1995


Critical Care, Children's National Medical Center, George Washington University, Washington DC 1995-1998

Fulbright Scholar, Royal College of Surgeons Ireland (RCSI), 2023

AAMC Telehealth Equity Catalyst (TEC) Award - Addressing Healthcare Inequities Using Virtual Family-Centered Rounds in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (Team Award), 2022

SEARCH 2021 1st Place JUDGE’S AWARD Best Abstract: “Implementing Telehealth and Image Exchange to Create a Virtual Pediatric Trauma Center”, 2021

“Golden Apple” Faculty Teaching Award - awarded by the graduating pediatric residents, 2021

Best Abstract - Society for Education and the Advancement of Research in Connected Health (SEARCH), San Diego, October, 2018

Yoo BK, Yang NH, Hoffman K, Sasaki T, Haynes SC, Mouzoon J, Marcin JP. Economic Evaluation of Telemedicine Consultations to Reduce Unnecessary Neonatal Care Transfers. J Pediatr. 2022 May;244:58-63.e1. doi:10.1016/j.jpeds.2021.11.076. Epub 2022 Jan 21. PMID:35074308.

Kothari SY, Haynes SC, Sigal I, Magana JN, Ruttan T, Kuppermann N, Horeczko T, Ludwig L, Karsteadt L, Chapman W, Pinette V, Marcin JP. Resources for Improving Pediatric Readiness and Quality of Care in Rural Communities and Emergency Departments. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2022 Mar 1;38(3):e1069-e1074. doi:10.1097/PEC.0000000000002658. PMID:35226633.

Davidson L, Haynes SC, Favila-Meza A, Hoch JS, Tancredi DJ, Bares AD, Mouzoon J, Marcin JP. Parent Experience and Cost Savings Associated With a Novel Tele-physiatry Program for Children Living in Rural and Underserved Communities. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2022 Jan;103(1):8-13. doi:10.1016/j.apmr.2021.07.807. Epub 2021 Aug 21. PMID:34425088.