Catherine Rottkamp, M.D., Ph.D.

Catherine Anne-Marie Rottkamp, M.D., Ph.D.






  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics


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UC Davis Children's Hospital

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Phone: 916-734-0491
Clinic Phone: 916-703-3050
Physician Referrals: 800-2-UCDAVIS (800-282-3284)

Philosophy of Care

I believe that exceptional NICU care requires a team of dedicated professionals as well as involvement of and communication with parents.  I strive everyday to maximize outcomes for our babies and to get them home with their families where they belong.   

Research/Academic Interests

I am interested in neurodevelopmental biology. My PhD thesis and work as a post-doctoral fellow concentrated on how the developing nervous system establishes all of the cell populations required for it to function.  As a neonatologist at UC Davis, I will focus on using this expertise to help  improve developmental outcomes in sick and preterm neonates. 



Center/Program Affiliation

UC Davis Children's Hospital


M.D., Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland OH 2009

Ph.D., Neurosciences, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland OH 2007

B.A., Colgate University, Hamilton NY 1998

Internship: Pediatrics, Boston Children's Hospital and Boston Medical Center, Boston MA 2009-2010


Pediatrics, Boston Children's Hospital and Boston Medical Center, Boston MA 2010-2012


Neonatology, UC San Francisco Children's Hospital, San Francisco CA 2012-2015

Board Certifications

American Board of Pediatrics, 2013

American Board of Pediatrics, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, 2015

Professional Memberships

American Academy of Pediatrics

American Academy of Pediatrics - Perinatal Section

Honors and Awards

Award for Excellence in Clinical Pediatrics, 2009

Select Recent Publications

Rottkamp CA, Lobur KJ, Wladyka CL, Lucky AK and O’Gorman S. Pbx3 is required for normal locomotion and dorsal horn development. Dev. Biol. 2008;314(1), 23-39. 

Murray K., Calaora V., Rottkamp C., Guichert O. and Dubois-Dalcq M. Sonic hedgehog is a potent inducer of rat oligodendrocyte development from cortical precursors in vitro. Mol. Cell. Neurosci., 2002;19, 320-332. 

Franzen R, Tanner S.L., Dashiell S.M., Rottkamp C.A., Hammer, J.A. and Quarles R.H. Microtubule-associated protein 1B: a neuronal binding partner for myelin-associated glycoprotein. J. Cell Biol., 2001;155(6), 893-898. 

Rottkamp, C.A., Raina, A.K., Zhu, X., Gaier, E., Bush, A.I., Atwood, C.S., Chevion, M., Perry, G. and Smith, M.A. Redox-active iron mediates amyloid-ß toxicity. Free Radic. Biol. Med., 2001;30, 447-450. 

Raina, A.K., Hochman, A., Zhu, X., Rottkamp, C.A., Nunomura, A., Siedlak, S.L., Boux, H., Castellani, R.J., Perry, G. and Smith, M.A. Abortive apoptosis in Alzheimer’s disease. Acta Neuropathol., 2001;101, 305-310.