Michelle Hamline, M.D., Ph.D., M.A.S.

Michelle Hamline, M.D., Ph.D., M.A.S.


Pediatric Hospitalist




  • Assistant Clinical Professor


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

UC Davis Children's Hospital

2315 Stockton Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95817
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Regional Affiliations

975 S Fairmont Ave
Lodi, CA 95240
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Additional Phone Numbers

Clinic Phone: 916-734-2011
Clinic Phone: 209-334-3411
Clinic Fax: 209-339-7404
Clinic Referral Phone: 800-2-UCDAVIS (800-282-3284)
Physician Referrals: 800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)

Philosophy of Care

Dr. Hamline believes that caring for the health of children is a team effort, involving the child, his/her family, and the entire health care team. She strives to provide high quality, compassionate care for every child, taking into account the unique needs of each child and their families.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Hamline is a Pediatric Hospitalist offering care for children with various medical conditions when they need to be hospitalized, either at our Children's Hospital or with our community affiliate Lodi Memorial Hospital. She has a special clinical interest in improving processes of care and has expertise in quality improvement, patient safety, and health services research.

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Hamline's research is centered around evaluating processes of care and designing targeted interventions to improve pediatric care in a hospital setting. Her main areas of interest include care transitions, family-centered care, and care pathways. She has expertise in quality improvement, implementation science, and health services research.


Pediatric Hospital Medicine

Center/Program Affiliation

UC Davis Children's Hospital


M.D., University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis MN 2013

Ph.D., University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis MN 2013

B.S., University of Washington, Seattle WA 2004

Internship: Pediatrics, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento CA 2013-2014


Pediatrics, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento CA 2014-2016


Quality, Safety, and Comparative Effectiveness, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento CA 2016

Board Certifications

American Board of Pediatrics,

CA Medical Board, License,

Certificate in Health Systems Improvement,

Professional Memberships

Academic Pediatric Association

Quality Improvement Innovations Network (QuINN)

Honors and Awards

Golden Apple Pediatric Residency Teaching Award, University of California Davis, 2020

Early Career Women Faculty Leadership Development Program, American Association of Medical Colleges, 2019

Graduate Medical Education High Value Award, University of California Davis, 2017, 2018

Dennis Styne Award for Academic Achievement, University of California Davis, 2016

Award for Excellence in Pediatric Emergency Medicine, University of California Davis, 2016

Steer Pruitt Award for Outstanding Cardiovascular Research, University of Minnesota Medical School, 2013

Graduating Medical Student Research Award, University of Minnesota Medical School, 2013

Select Recent Publications

Additional publications may be found at:


Hamline MY, Forman K, Tran-Viet K, McKnight H, Lakshminrusimha S, Lubarsky DA. Complementing Rather Than Competing: Pediatric Affiliation Between an Academic Medical Center and a Community Hospital. NEJM Catalyst. 2020 Sept-Oct;1(5). doi:10.1056/CAT.20.0025.

Hamline MY, McGlynn G, Lee A, Natale J. Life-Threatening Infant Overdose of Sodium Chloride. Patient Safety Network WebM&M. 2020 May.

Rosenthal JL, Atolagbe O, Hamline MY, Li ST, Toney A, Witkowski J, McKnight H, Tancredi D, Romano P. Developing and Validating a Pediatric Potentially Avoidable Transfer Quality Metric. American Journal of Medical Quality. 2019 Jun 10. https://doi:10.1177/1062860619854535. PMID:31177805.

Hamline MY, Rutman L, Tancredi DJ, Rosenthal J. An iterative quality improvement process improves pediatric ward discharge efficiency. Hospital Pediatrics. 2020 March;10(3):214-221. PMID:32051222.

Hamline MY, Speier RL, Vu PD, Tancredi D, Broman A, Rasmussen LN, Tullius BP, Shaikh U, Li ST. Hospital-to-Home Interventions, Use, and Satisfaction: A Meta-Analysis. Pediatrics. 2018 Nov;142(5):e20180442. doi: 10.1542/peds.2018-0442. Epub 2018 Oct 23. PMCID:PMC6317574.

Beguelin W, Teater M, Gearhart MD, Goldstein RL, Cardenas MG, Rosen M, Shen H, Corcoran CM, Hamline MY, Gascoyne RD, Levine RL Abdel-Wahab O, Licht JD, Shaknovich R, Elemento O, Bardwell VJ, Melnick AM. BCL6 and EZH2 cooperate to assemble a CBX8-BCOR Polycomb complex to repress bivalent chromatin, mediate germinal center formation and promote lymphomagenesis. Cancer Cell. 2016 Aug 8;30(2):197-213.

Hamline MY, Middleton O. Acute necrotizing esophagitis. CheckSample: Forensic Pathology. American Society for Clinical Pathology. 2012 October;54(9):FP 12-9 (FP-380).