Sanjay Jhawar, M.D., F.C.C.P.

Sanjay Jhawar, M.D., F.C.C.P.



Pediatric Pulmonology

Pediatric Sleep




  • Professor


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2521 Stockton Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95817
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Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center

4860 Y St.
Sacramento, CA 95817
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Additional Phone Numbers

Clinic Phone: 916-734-3189
Clinic Fax: 916-734-4757
Physician Referrals: 800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)

Philosophy of Care

Chronic respiratory issues are a significant factor in reducing the quality of life for patients with and without co-morbid conditions. Primary respiratory issues may not be as difficult to manage but secondary respiratory issues do require critical thinking and a great deal of experience in managing them. Patients with cystic fibrosis, neuromuscular disease, cerebral palsy, tracheostomy, and ventilator dependent patients need specialty care, both on the grounds of preventative as well as therapeutics. Obstructive sleep apnea in children, neonatal apnea in premature babies, insomnia, and parasomnia in children are common issues where specialist help is very useful for the right direction needed in the care.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Jhawar is a Pediatric Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine specialist. In Pulmonary field he offers care for Cystic fibrosis, Asthma, Bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD)of prematurely born infants, Chronic respiratory diseases of Neuromuscular children, Children with scoliosis and Ones with cerebral palsy. In Sleep area he provides care for children with Obstructive sleep apnea, Insomnia, Parasomnia and Narcolepsy.

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Jhawar's research interests are in Cystic Fibrosis, respiratory problems of children with neuromuscular disease, chronic inflammatory conditions of airway and lungs.


Pediatric Pulmonology

Center/Program Affiliation

UC Davis Children's Hospital


M.B.,B.S., Gandhi Medical College, Bhopal, IN 1984

M.D., Gandhi Medical College, Bhopa, IN 1988

B.Sc.I, Motilal Vigyan Mahavidyalaya, Bhopal,IN 1978

Internship: Medicine and Surgery, Hamidia Hospital/Gandhi Medical College, Bhopal, IN 1984-1985


Pediatrics, Kamla Nehru Hospital/Gandhi Medial College, Bhopal, IN 1985-1988

New York Methodist Hospital/Cornell Medical Center, Brooklyn, New York, 1995-96

New York Methodist Hospital/Cornell Medical Center, Brooklyn, New York, 1996-97


Pediatrics, Cornell medical School/New York Methodist Hospita, Brooklyn, NY 1994-1997

Pediatric Pulmonary, Gandhi Medical College/Indian Council of Medical Research/Kaml, Bhopal, IN 1988-1990

Harvard Medical School/Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, 1997-2000

Board Certifications

American Board of Pediatrics, 1997

American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatric Pulmonology, 2002

American Board of Pediatrics-Sleep Medicine, 2009

Professional Memberships

American Academy of Pediatrics

American Board of Sleep Medicine

American College of Chest Physicians

American Medical Association

Honors and Awards

Outstanding Teaching Award, Pediatrics UC Davis Medical Center, 2004

Select Recent Publications

McDonald, C. M., Gordish-Dressman, H., Henricson, E. K., Henricson, E. K., Duong, T., Joyce, N. C., Joyce, N. C., Jhawar, S., Jhawar, S., Leinonen, M.,Leinonen, M., Hsu, F., Connolly, A. M., Cnaan, A., Cnaan, A., Abresch, R. T., Longitudinal pulmonary function testing outcome measures in Duchenne muscular dystrophy: Long-term natural history with and without glucocorticoids. Neuromuscular disorders. NMD 2018 Oct 20

Prach, L.,Koepke, R.,Kharrazi, M.,Keiles, S.,Salinas, D. B.,Reyes, M. C.,Pian, M.,Opsimos, H.,Otsuka, K. N.,Hardy, K. A.,Milla, C. E.,Zirbes, J. M.,Chipps, B.,O'Bra, S.,Saeed, M. M.,Sudhakar, R.,Lehto, S.,Nielson, D.,Shay, G. F.,Seastrand, M.,Jhawar, S.,Nickerson, B.,Landon, C.,Thompson, A.,Nussbaum, E.,Chin, T.,Wojtczak, H. Novel CFTR Variants Identified during the First 3 Years of Cystic Fibrosis Newborn Screening in California. J Mol Diagn. 2013 Sep

Hendrickson, D. J., Blumberg, D. A., Joad, J. P., Jhawar, S., McDonald, R. J., Five-fold increase in pediatric parapneumonic empyema since introduction of pneumococcal conjugate vaccine. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2008 Nov 01


Jhawar SS, Nadkarni T, Goel A. Intraparenchymal temporal neurenteric cyst. J Clin Neurosci. 2011 Mar;18(3):415-7. Epub 2011 Jan 13.

Muzumdar D, Jhawar S, Goel A. Brain abscess: an overview. Int J Surg. 2011;9(2):136-44. Epub 2010 Nov 16. Review.

Jhawar SS, Nadkarni T. Congenital hydrocephalus presenting with simultaneous anterior and posterior fossa brain herniations. Acta Neurochir (Wien). 2010 Sep;152(9):1623-4. Epub 2010 May 13.

Jhawar SS, Nadkarni T, Goel A. Intracanalicular epidermoid cyst. A case report. Br J Neurosurg. 2010 Dec;24(6):708-10.

Muzumdar D, Balasubramaniam S, Jhawar S, Goel A. Massive benign osteoblastoma of the suboccipital bone and foramen magnum region. Pediatr Neurosurg. 2010;46(3):232-7. Epub 2010 Nov 4.

Goel A, Shah A, Jhawar SS, Goel NK. Fluid-fluid level in pituitary tumors: analysis of management of 106 cases. J Neurosurg. 2010 Jun;112(6):1341-6.

Hendrickson DJ, Blumberg DA, Joad JP, Jhawar S, McDonald RJ. Five-fold increase in pediatric parapneumonic empyema since introduction of pneumococcal conjugate vaccine. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2008 Nov;27(11):1030-2.