James Cafarella, M.D.

James Joseph Cafarella, M.D.


  • Associate Physician, Department of Pediatrics
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UC Davis Medical Group - Elk Grove

8110 Laguna Blvd.
Elk Grove, CA 95758
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Additional Phone Numbers

Physician Referrals: 800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)

Philosophy of Care

Kids are not simply small adults. Their care requires a special knowledge and compassion unique to children. I strive to help advise parents through the challenges of parenthood, while helping patients navigate through the journey from childhood to adulthood.

As a board certified pediatrician, I am committed to remaining current with the latest pediatric developments and approaches to children's health, in order to ensure that I am providing the best care possible.

Clinical Interests

"Dr. Jim" cares for patients from birth through adolescence. He has provided pediatric care in the Rocklin, Lincoln, and Roseville areas since 2003, and is now available in Auburn as well.

As a general pediatrician, he has experience in all facets of pediatric care. Special clinical interests include newborn care, sports medicine, acne, ADHD, and gastrointestinal problems. 


General Pediatrics

Center/Program Affiliation

UC Davis Medical Group
UC Davis Children's Hospital


M.D., Loyola University of Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, Maywood IL 1999

B.S., University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame IN 1995

DeVos Children's Hospital, Grand Rapids MI 1999-2000


DeVos Children's Hospital, Grand Rapids MI 2000-2002

Board Certifications

American Board of Pediatrics, 2002