Leah Tzimenatos, M.D.

Leah Tzimenatos, M.D.


Emergency Medicine

Pediatric Emergency Medicine




  • Associate Professor
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UC Davis Children's Hospital

2315 Stockton Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95817
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Clinical Interests

Leah Tzimenatos treats pediatric patients presenting with emergent medical illnesses and traumatic injuries. She is committed to the education of medical students, residents and nurses, as well as the individual patients and their families.

Her research interests include patient safety, medical error prevention and pediatric analgesia and sedation.


Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medicine

Center/Program Affiliation

UC Davis Children's Hospital


M.D., Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, 2001

B.A., University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, 1997

Internship: Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, 2002


Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, 2004


Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

Board Certifications

American Board of Pediatrics, 2004

American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, 2009

Professional Memberships

American Academy of Pediatrics, 2001-present

American college of Emergency Physicians, 2006-present

American Medical Association, 1997-present

Honors and Awards

Awarded Best Research Presentation by a Trainee, Section of Injury and Poisoning Prevention, American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference and Exhibition, 2006

Alpha Omega Alpha, elected September 2000, 2000

Awarded "Honors" for Basic Sciences, Baylor College of Medicine, 1999

Second prize, Richard D. Katz Research Symposium, University of Virginia, 1997

Phi Beta Kappa, 1997

Select Recent Publications

Tzimenatos, L., Geis, G. Emergency Department Management of the Immunosuppressed Host. Clinical Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Elsevier, September 2005.

Feigin, R., Stephenson, L.: Interaction of Infection and Nutrition. Textbook of Pediatric Infectious Disease, 5th ed. Saunders, 2004.

Stephenson, L., Haney, L. et al. Expression of Smooth Muscle a-Actin in Cellular Hypertrophy: Regulation by Serum, Thrombin, PDGF, and TGFB in Cultured Mesangial Cells. Kidney International 54, 1175-1187 (1998).

McDowell, G., Gahl, W., Stephenson, L. et al. Linkage of the Gene for Cynstinosis to the Short Arm of Chromosome 17. Nature Genetics 10, 246-248 (1995).