Blair Colwell, M.D.

Blair Colwell, M.D.


Pediatric Critical Care




  • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Critical Care


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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

It is my privilege to care for sick children and to support both children and their families during life-threatening and critical illness. I strive to provide care for children and their families in a compassionate and evidence based fashion while working with a multidisciplinary and caring team made up of physicians, nurses, and many other support staff. It is my honor to be part of the wonderful team at UC Davis Children’s Hospital.  

Clinical Interests

Dr. Colwell is a pediatric critical care physician who cares for children with all types of critical illness. She has interests in early mobilization in the pediatric intensive care unit, medical education and teaching, and working with a multidisciplinary and multi-professional team to provide the best care to critically ill children.


Pediatric Critical Care

Center/Program Affiliation

UC Davis Children's Hospital


M.D., UC Davis, Sacramento CA 2010

B.S., Biology, Humboldt State University, Arcata CA 2006

Internship: Pediatrics, UC Davis, Sacramento CA 2010-2011


Pediatrics, UC Davis, Sacramento CA 2011-2013


Pediatric Critical Care, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland OR 2014-2017

Board Certifications

American Board of Pediatrics,

American Board of Pediatrics Critical Care Medicine,

Professional Memberships

Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society

American Academy of Pediatrics

Society for Critical Care Medicine

Honors and Awards

GME Poster Symposium Silver Prize, OHSU Performance Excellence Week, 2016

Physician-in-Training abstract award, AAP National Conference and Exhibition, 2015

Outstanding performance and commitment, Residency Program Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, 2013

Communities and Health Professionals Together Hand-In-Hand Award, Communities and Health Professionals Together Hand-In-Hand, 2013

Outstanding Teaching Award for Resident Medical Staff in Pediatrics, 2011

Select Recent Publications

Colwell BRL, Olufs E, Zuckerman K, Kelly SP, Ibsen LM, Williams CN. PICU Early Mobilization and Impact on Parent Stress. Hosp Pediatr. 2019 Apr;9(4):265-272. doi:10.1542/hpeds.2018-0155. PMID:30914449.

Colwell BRL, Williams CN, Kelly SP, Ibsen LM. Mobilization Therapy in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit: A Multidisciplinary Quality Improvement Initiative. Am J Crit Care. 2018 May;27(3):194-203. doi:10.4037/ajcc2018193. PMID:29716905.