Daniel Nishijima, M.D.

Daniel K. Nishijima, M.D.


Emergency Medicine


Emergency Medicine


  • Assistant Professor
  • Emergency Medicine Research Associate Program (EMRAP) Director


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Sacramento, CA 95817
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2315 Stockton Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95817
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Phone: 916-734-3884
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Emergency Medicine


M.D., Creighton University School of Medicine, Omaha NE 2004


SUNY Downstate/Kings County Hospital, Brooklyn NY 2008


UC Davis, Sacramento CA 2010

Board Certifications

American Board of Emergency Medicine, 2009

Professional Memberships

American Academy of Emergency Medicine

American College of Emergency Physicians

Society of Emergency Medicine

Honors and Awards

Society of Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM) Young Investigator Award, 2013

AAEM National Resident of the Year, 2007

Emergency Medicine Resident of the Year, 2006

Clinical Path. Conference - Department winner, 2005

Select Recent Publications

Marill KA, deSouza IS, Nishijima DK, Senecal EL, Setnik GS, Stair TO, Ruskin JN, Ellinor PT. Amiodarone or procainamide for the termination of sustained stable ventricular tachycardia: an historical multicenter comparison. Acad Emerg Med. 2010 Mar;17(3):297-306.

Nishijima DK, Dager WE, Schrot RJ, Holmes JF. The efficacy of factor VIIa in emergency department patients with warfarin use and traumatic intracranial hemorrhage. Acad Emerg Med. 2010 Mar;17(3):244-51.

Nishijima DK, Paladino L, Sinert R. Routine testing in patients with asymptomatic elevated blood pressure in the ED. Am J Emerg Med. 2010 Feb;28(2):235-42.

Marill KA, Wolfram S, Desouza IS, Nishijima DK, Kay D, Setnik GS, Stair TO, Ellinor PT. Adenosine for wide-complex tachycardia: efficacy and safety. Crit Care Med. 2009 Sep;37(9):2512-8.

Nishijima DK, Zehtabchi S. Evidence-based Emergency Medicine/Critically Appraised Topic. The efficacy of recombinant activated factor VII in severe trauma. Ann Emerg Med. 2009 Nov;54(5):737-744.e1.

Zehtabchi S, Nishijima DK. Impact of transfusion of fresh-frozen plasma and packed red blood cells in a 1:1 ratio on survival of emergency department patients with severe trauma. Acad Emerg Med. 2009 May;16(5):371-8.

Nishijima DK, Zehbtachi S, Austin RB. Acute post-traumatic tension gastrothorax mimicking acute tension pneumothorax. Am J Emerg Med. 2007. Jul 25(6):734.e5-6.

Marill KA, deSouza IS, Nishijima DK, Stair TO, Setnik GS, Ruskin JN. Amiodarone is poorly effective for the acute termination of ventricular tachycardia. Ann Emerg Med. 2006 Mar;47(3):217-24.

DeFea KA, Vaughn Z, O'Bryan EM, Nishijima D, Dery 0 and Bunnett NW. UCSF Dept. of Surgery Research. The proliferative and anti-apoptotic effects of Substance P are facilitated by formation of a b-Arrestin dependent scaffolding complex. Proc Natl Acad Sci. 2000. 26;97(20):11086-91.