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James Howard


Pediatric critical care specialist

Dr. James Howard is a pediatric critical care specialist with particular interests in caring for children with neurological injuries, traumatic injuries and acute lung injury, as well as in treating sepsis (a life-threatening response to infection).

Howard's research interests include education, patient care and quality improvement in critical care medicine. He serves on quality improvement committees and also as medical director for simulation training at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland.

Howard earned his medical degree and a doctorate in biological sciences from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He completed a residency in pediatrics and a fellowship in pediatric critical care medicine at UCSF.

  • Education

    David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, PhD, Biological Sciences, 2003

    David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, MD, 2005

  • Residencies

    UCSF, Pediatrics, 2008

  • Fellowships

    UCSF, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, 2012

  • Academic Title

    Associate Professor

Where I see patients (1)

    Smell the roses

    Wander outside into our Butterfly Garden in Oakland and our healing gardens at Mission Bay.