Photo of Michele McDaniel, M.D.


Emergency Medicine/Urgent Care


San Diego County

3020 Children's Way
San Diego, CA 92123


Emergency Medicine/Urgent Care


Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego

Medical Group / IPA


Medical School

Indiana University School of Medicine


Indiana University School of Medicine GME


UC San Diego

Board Certifications

Emergency Medicine/Urgent Care




Dr. McDaniel is an attending physician at Rady Children's Hospital Emergency Department and a clinical assistant professor of pediatrics and emergency medicine at UC San Diego.

Dr. McDaniel received her undergraduate degree in Biology from Indiana University and went on to complete medical school and emergency medicine residency in Indianapolis, as well. She then came to sunny southern California to pursue a career in pediatric emergency medicine and completed her PEM fellowship at Rady Children's Hospital before joining the faculty.

Dr. McDaniel is the associate program director for the pediatric emergency medicine fellowship here at Rady Children's. Her interests include medical education and reduction of anxiety during common emergency department procedures for children.

In her spare time, Dr. McDaniel loves to spend time out of doors, hiking, biking, running, swimming, and especially scuba diving.


Emergency department management of children with macrocephaly.
McDaniel M

Life-threatening pediatric dextromethorphan polistirex overdose.
Seltzer JA, Sheth SK, Friedland S, Foreman E, Toney C, Raviendran R, McDaniel MA, Lasoff DR

COVID-19 educational innovation: Hybrid in-person and virtual simulation for emergency medicine trainees.
Austin A, Rudolf F, Fernandez J, Ishimine P, Murray M, Suresh P, McDaniel M, Shishlov K, Oyama L

Improving specialty care follow-up after an ED visit using a unique referral system.
Messina FC, McDaniel MA, Trammel AC, Ervin DR, Kozak MA, Weaver CS

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