Philosophy of Care
High quality neonatal care requires a dedicated, multidisciplinary team including patients and their families. Dr. Donohue is honored to be part of this team at UC Davis and is committed to helping others provide this care elsewhere.
Dr. Donohue is a neonatologist with a particular interest in improving the care of neonates through simulation-based education of nursing, medical students, residents, and fellows. She also is interested in providing education to clinical staff at hospitals in our surrounding communities to improve their newborn care.
Dr. Donohue's research interests focus on the use of simulation and telemedicine in the NICU and delivery room.
M.D., University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati OH 2007
B.A., Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland OH 2003
Pediatrics, University of Iowa Children's Hospital, Iowa City IA 2007-2010
Neonatology, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento CA 2014-2017
Medical Simulation, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento CA 2016-2017
American Board of Pediatrics,
American Board of Pediatrics, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine,
American Academy of Pediatrics
Society for Simulation in Healthcare
Honors and Awards
Stanley Scholars Fellow Award, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH, 2004
Select Recent Publications
Donohue LT, Underwood MA, Hoffman KR. Relationship Between Self-efficacy and Performance of Simulated Neonatal Chest Compressions and Ventilation. Simul Healthc. 2020 Dec;15(6):377-381. doi:10.1097/SIH.0000000000000446. PMID:32371749.
Haynes SC, Dharmar M, Hill BC, Hoffman KR, Donohue LT, Kuhn-Riordon KM, Rottkamp CA, Vali P, Tancredi DJ, Romano PS, Steinhorn R, Marcin JP. The Impact of Telemedicine on Transfer Rates of Newborns at Rural Community Hospitals. Acad Pediatr. 2020 Jul;20(5):636-641. doi:10.1016/j.acap.2020.02.013. Epub 2020 Feb 17. PMID:32081766.
Donohue LT, Hoffman KR, Marcin JP. Use of Telemedicine to Improve Neonatal Resuscitation. Children (Basel, Switzerland). 2019 Apr 1;6(4):50. doi:10.3390/children6040050.
Donohue LT, Underwood MA, Hoffman KR. Relationship between self-efficacy and performance in neonatal resuscitative tasks. Simulation in Healthcare. ** SUBMITTED ** 2019
Donohue L, Alhassen Z, Lakshminrusimha S. Neonatal Resuscitation. ** SUBMITTED ** 2019