Jennifer Plant, M.D., M.Ed.

Jennifer Plant, M.D., M.Ed.


Pediatric Critical Care




  • Chief, Division of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
  • Clinical Professor


To see if Jennifer Plant is accepting new patients, or for assistance finding a UC Davis doctor, please call 800-2-UCDAVIS (800-282-3284).

Ticon II Building

2516 Stockton Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95817
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Physician Referrals: 800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)

Clinical Interests

Dr. Jennifer Plant cares for pediatric patients critically ill from a variety of conditions including congenital heart disease and trauma. She is interested in improving the care her team provides these patients through simulation-based interprofessional education.

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Plant's academic focus is on medical education, specifically curriculum development, learner assessment and research related to self-assessment and reflection.


Pediatric Critical Care

Center/Program Affiliation

UC Davis Children's Hospital


M.D., Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover NH 2003

M.Ed., University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati OH 2010

B.A., Yale University, New Haven CT 1996


Pediatrics, Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland, Oakland CA 2003-2006


Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, UC San Francisco, San Francisco CA 2006-2010

Board Certifications

American Board of Pediatrics,

American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine,

Professional Memberships

American Academy of Pediatrics

Council on Medical Student Education in Pediatrics

Society for Critical Care Medicine and Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

Honors and Awards

UC Davis Department of Pediatrics Eli Gold Prize,

UCSF Academy of Medical Educators´┐Ż Cooke Award for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2010

Select Recent Publications

Butani L, Plant J. Building Connections with Role Models Using an Appreciative Inquiry Approach. Acad Peds. 2016; 16(4): 411-412.

Plant J, van Schaik S, Sliwka D, Boscardin C, O’Sullivan P. Validation of a self-efficacy instrument and its relationship to performance of crisis resource management skills.  Adv Health Sci Educ Theory Pract. 2011;16(5): 579-590.

Plant J, Corden M, Mourad M, O’Brien B, van Schaik S. Understanding Self-Assessment as an Informed Process: Residents' Use of External Information for Self-Assessment of Performance in Simulated Resuscitations. Adv Health Sci Educ Theory Pract. 2013; 18(2): 181-92.

Plant J, Authors reply to commentary by Dolmans, Adv Health Sci Educ Theory Pract. 2013;18(2): 197-8.

Plant J, Barone M, Serwint J, Butani L. Taking Humanism Back to the Bedside. Pediatrics. 2015;136(5):828-830.

van Schaik S, Plant, J, Diane, S, Tsang, L, O’Sullivan, P.  Interprofessional Team Training in Pediatric Resuscitation: A Low-cost, In-situ Simulation Program that Enhances Self-efficacy among Participants. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2011;50(9):807-15.

van Schaik S, Plant J, O’Sullivan P. Promoting self-directed learning through portfolios in undergraduate medical education: the mentors’ perspective. Medical Teacher. 2013; 35(2): 39-44.

van Schaik S, Plant J, O’Brien B.  Challenges of Interprofessional Team Training: A Qualitative Analysis of Residents’ Perceptions. Educ Health. 2015; 28(1): 52-57.

Wiedeman J, Plant J, Glaser C, Messenger S, Wadford D, Sherriff H, Fritz C, Lindsay A, McKenzie M, Hammond C, Gordon E, Rupprecht C, Petersen B.  MMWR Recovery of a Patient from Clinical Rabies - California, 2011. MMWR. 2012;61:61-65.