Jamie Funamura, M.D., M.P.H.

Jamie Lauren Funamura, M.D., M.P.H.


Pediatric Otolaryngology

Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery


  • Assistant Professor


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Glassrock Building

2521 Stockton Blvd., Suite 4100
Sacramento, CA 95817
Driving Directions

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Additional Phone Numbers

Clinic Phone: 916-734-5400
Clinic Fax: 916-734-6774
Physician Referrals: 800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)

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.

Clinical Interests

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. 

Research/Academic Interests

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
Pediatric Otolaryngology

Center/Program Affiliation

UC Davis Children's Hospital


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

Board Certifications

American Board of Otolaryngology,

Medical Board of California,

Professional Memberships

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. 

Recent Videos


Jamie L. Funamura, M.D. - UC Davis Health Department of Otolaryngology