Philosophy of Care
Ear, nose, and throat issues are common in childhood and can often affect a child's quality of life. I strive to help identify and address hearing, breathing, sleep, and feeding issues early in life to promote healthy growth and development.
Dr. Funamura is a fellowship-trained pediatric otolaryngologist (ear, nose, and throat surgeon) who cares for children with conditions affecting breathing, voice, feeding/swallowing, hearing, and speech. Her clinical practice includes collaborating with other specialists to provide multidisciplinary care for children with conditions affecting the ears, nose/sinuses, mouth/throat, neck, and upper airway, with a focus in the complex ear and airway issues.
Dr. Funamura academic interests include outcomes research in children with hearing loss and tracheostomy-dependence, and early hearing loss identification and treatment.
Head and Neck Surgery
M.D., USC Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles CA 2010
M.P.H., TH Chan Harvard School of Public Health, Boston MA 2018
B.A., Stanford University, Stanford CA 2005
Internship: Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento CA 2010-2011
Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento CA 2011-2015
Pediatric Otolaryngology, Boston Children's Hospital/Harvard Medical School, Boston MA 2015-2016
American Board of Otolaryngology,
Medical Board of California,
American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology
Society of University of Otolaryngologists-Head & Neck Surgeons
Honors and Awards
UC Davis Department of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery Faculty Teaching Award, 2020
Sacramento Magazine Top Doctor, 2018, 2019
UC Davis Department of Otolaryngology Clinic Teamwork Award, 2015
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, 2009
Keck School of Medicine - Dean's Recognition, 2006, 2007, 2008
Select Recent Publications
Funamura J, Said M, McKinney S, Tollefson TT. Eustachian tube dysfunction in children with cleft palate: a tympanometric time-to-event analysis. Laryngoscope. 2020 Apr;130(4):1044-1050.
Funamura JL, Lee JW, McKinne S, Bayoumi AG, Senders CW, Tollefson TT. Children with cleft palate: predictors of otologic issues in the first 10 years of life. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2019 May;160(5):902-910.
Funamura JL. Evaluation and management of nonsyndromic congenital hearing loss. Curr Opin Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2017 Oct;25(5):385-389.
Yuen SN, Leung PP, Funamura J, Kawai K, Roberson DW, Adil EA. Complications of turbinate reduction surgery in combination with tonsillectomy in pediatric patients. Laryngoscope. 2017 Aug;127(8):1920-1923. Epub 2016 Nov 22.
Funamura JL, Yuen S, Kawai K, Gergin O, Adil E, Rahbar R, Watters K. Characterizing mortality in pediatric tracheostomy patients. Laryngoscope. 2017 Jul;127(7):1701-1706. Epub 2016 Nov 3.
Funamura JL, Tollefson TT. Congenital anomalies of the nose. Facial Plast Surg. 2016 Apr;32(2):133-41.
Hsieh TY, Funamura JL, Roth C, Rubin Z, Kurniawan S, Tollefson TT. Developing a novel speech intervention iPad game for children with cleft palate: a pilot study. JAMA Facial Plast Surg. 2015 Jul 1;17(4):309-11.
Funamura JL, Durbin-Johnson B, Tollefson TT, Harrison J, Senders CW. Pediatric tracheotomy: indications and decannulation outcomes. Laryngoscope. 2014 Aug;124(8):1952-8.
Funamura JL, Nguyen AT, Diaz RC. Otogenic lateral sinus thrombosis: case series and controversies. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2014 May;78(5):866-70.
Jamie L. Funamura, M.D. - UC Davis Health Department of Otolaryngology