Dr. James Howard is a pediatrician who specializes in critical care medicine. He has 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

Clinics I work with (1)

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Neonatal Intensive Care Nursery

Neonatal Intensive Care Nursery

San Francisco / Oakland

Where I see patients (1)

    Saving future lives

    500+ UCSF investigators are researching cures for hundreds of childhood and adult diseases.