Dina Wallin, MD

Pediatric emergency care physician

Dr. Dina Wallin is a specialist in pediatric emergency medicine, caring for children with serious illnesses and injuries at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital San Francisco. She also treats both children and adults in the emergency department at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center, where she serves as assistant medical director of pediatric emergency medicine.

In research, Wallin's interests include medical education, medical ethics and hospital discharge instructions. Her most recent study focused on identifying characteristics of families and patients that may be used to help predict whether parents or guardians will read their child's discharge instructions.

Wallin earned her medical degree at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, where she was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. She completed a residency in emergency medicine at UCSF, serving as chief resident. She then moved to the University of Texas to complete a fellowship in pediatric emergency medicine at Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas, where she served as chief fellow.

Wallin is a member of the American College of Emergency Physicians and was appointed to its pediatric emergency medicine section. She is also a member of the Society of Academic Emergency Medicine and American Academy of Pediatrics.


Children's Emergency Department
1975 Fourth St., First Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (415) 353-1818
Physician Referrals: (877) 822-4453 or (877) UC-CHILD

More about Dina Wallin


David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA 2010


UCSF, Emergency Medicine 2014


University of Texas at Austin, Pediatric Emergency Medicine 2016

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Wallin D, Kienstra AJ. Not by the Red on My Chinny Chin Chin: A Case of Mandibular Osteomyelitis in a 5-Year-Old Girl. J Emerg Med. 2016 May; 50(5):e219-21.
  2. Wallin D, Privette AR, Campbell AR, Tang JF. A Case of Unrecognized Intrathoracic Placement of a Subclavian Central Venous Catheter in a Patient with Large Traumatic Hemothorax. Case Rep Emerg Med. 2015; 2015:382624.
  3. Wallin D, Yaghoubian A, Rosing D, Walot I, Chauvapun J, de Virgilio C. Computed tomographic angiography as the primary diagnostic modality in penetrating lower extremity vascular injuries: a level I trauma experience. Ann Vasc Surg. 2011 Jul; 25(5):620-3.
  4. Yaghoubian A, Aboulian A, Chan T, Ishaque B, Wallin D, Putnam B, Stabile BE, De Virgilio C. Use of clinical triage criteria decreases monitored care bed utilization in gallstone pancreatitis. Am Surg. 2010 Oct; 76(10):1147-9.

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