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
2315 Stockton Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95817
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.
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.
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.
Pediatric Critical Care
Center for Health and Technology
Center for Healthcare Policy and Research
Public Health Sciences
UC Davis Children's Hospital
B.S., UC San Diego, La Jolla CA 1988
M.D., UC San Diego School of Medicine, La Jolla CA 1992
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.