James M. Larson, M.D., FACEP

1076 Oliver Avenue

San Diego, CA 92109

Home Phone: 858-274-7418


Licenses (current):

California License #G038734 – 1978
California License #G038734 – 1979
New York License #141101 1980 – 1980
Montana Physician #7387 – 1993
Florida #ME 128714 – 2016
Nevada #18090 – 2018


Family Medicine Board Certified – 1981, 1987, 1993, 1999, 2006
Emergency Medicine Board Certified – 1986, 1996, 2004, 2014


High School:
Scotia-Glenville Central High Scotia, NY
Class Salutatorian Regents Honors Diploma 1966

Brown University – Providence, RI
BS Biology 1970, cum laude

Medical School:
New York Medical College – Valhalla, NY
Doctor of Medicine 1977 Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society
Internship (PGY1):
Family Medicine 1977-78 UCSD Medical Center San Diego, CA
Residency (PGY2-3): Family Medicine 1978-80
UCSD Medical Center San Diego, CA

Fellowship (PGY4):
Family Medicine/Sports Medicine 1980-81
UCSD Medical Center San Diego, CA


Fellow American College of Emergency Physicians

American College of Sports Medicine

Academic Awards:

Cum laude graduate Brown University

Alpha Omega Alpha New York Medical College

Lange Award Outstanding Student in Internal Medicine

Continuing Education:

See CME statement

Medical Employment:

Per Diem physician Kaiser Hospital Emergency Department 6 to 10 hours Per week 11/79 to 5/81.

Emergency Room coverage and Human Services Volunteer Lake Placid Hospital 1980 Winter Olympics

Clinic physician California Health Plan 9/80 to 3/81.

Alvarado Hospital Medical Center 5/81-present (CEPAmerica-now Vituity) (EMA) (no longer working there)

Assistant Director 1984-1990, 2007-2008

Short term per diem clinic coverage Hudson Headwaters Primary Care Consortium,

Glens Falls, NY 1989-91

Locum tenens coverage Hipskind Family Medicine, Bellingham, WA Summer 1991

Locum tenens coverage Glens Falls Community Hospital Emergency Department 7/93-10/93

Centinela Hospital, Inglewood, CA Staff emergency Physician 10/93-10/96

Sharp Cabrillo Hospital, San Diego, CA Staff Emergency Physician 1996-98

Sharp Coronado Hospital, Coronado, CA per Diem Emergency Physician 1999-present

CEPAmerica Emergency Physicians Medical Group: Staff Physician Mercy Hospital Roseburg, Oregon 2008-2010.

CEPAmerica Emergency Physician Cultural Ambassador: (New contract staffing)

St. Joseph’s Hospital Eureka, CA and Redwood Memorial Hospital, Fortuna, CA 2010-2011

CEPAmerica Emergency Physician Cultural Ambassador May 2011 to December 2012: Sutter General and Sutter Memorial Hospitals, Sacramento, CA 2011

CEPAmerica Emergency Physician & Cultural Ambassador December 2012 to September 2016 Methodist Hospital, Sacramento, CA

Vituity Emergency Physician Reservist 2018 Siena Campus of St. Rose Dominican Hospitals, Henderson, NV.

Current Status:

CEPAmerica/Vituity Emergency Physician Reservist at Mercy San Juan Hospital in Sacramento from November 2016 to present.

Vituity Emergency Physician Reservist at Hi Desert Hospital in Joshua Tree, California

Administrative Work:

Governing Board Member California Emergency Physicians Medical Group 1999-2005

Alvarado Medical Executive Committee, Bylaws, 2007-2008

Assistant Medical Director Alvarado 2007-2008

Physician Assistance Committee 2003-2010 (supervises drug or behavior impaired physicians)


“Pneumomediastinum associated with Diabetic Ketoacidosis,” The Journal of Pediatrics v.93 n.3 September 1978

Southern California Running medical Columnist early 1980’s

Running & Triathlon News columnist Early 1980’s

Review article on Blood Loading

Competitor Magazine contributor 1997, “Running and Pregnancy”

2007 Moab, Utah Travel Article

Co-director Sports medicine Clinic UCSD 1980-81

Lecturer on health, fitness, and Sports injuries to community groups

Emergency Cardiology CME Lecture Alvarado Hospital Primary Care Update 1990.

Guest “Men & Medicine” Cox Cable

“The Ritual and Manners of the Patient Encounter” CEP Inside Track, September 2007 (also published in Emergency Medicine News

Other Professional Interests:

Sports Medicine/Exercise Physiology, Preventive Medicine, soft tissue injuries, running injuries, nutrition, and supplements.

Employment before Medicine:

Chemical Engineer General Electric Research & Development Center Schenectady, NY

Junior High School Math & Science Teacher Massachusetts & Connecticut

“Ski Bum”-hotel and restaurant work

Employment before Medicine:

Chemical Engineer General Electric Research & Development Center Schenectady, NY

Junior High School Math & Science Teacher Massachusetts & Connecticut

“Ski Bum”-hotel and restaurant work