Amrik SinghThe University of California Davis, Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine is a dynamic team of over 93 attending physicians, 55 CRNAs, 74 residents and fellows, 29 emeritus and volunteer professors, and more than 25 administrative and support staff. As part of UC Davis Health, we have a vital role in the care provided to patients from Sacramento and the local region, with referrals from a substantial geographic area of Northern California to the Oregon and Nevada borders. In a team care model, department members provide evidence based, compassionate care to patients of all ages, from unborn fetus and preterm infants to centenarians, across all specialties, as patients undergo diagnostic, therapeutic, interventional, obstetric, and surgical procedures that require anesthesia. 

We are committed to providing the best possible outcomes our patients can individually attain, advancing the science of medicine and peri-anesthesia care. We strive to establish the evidence base for new interventions. Our team members investigate the physiology of surgery and anesthesia, mechanisms underlying anesthesia, enhanced recovery after surgery, the impact of invasive and non-invasive monitoring on peri-anesthesia management and outcomes, and management of acute and chronic pain.

Simulation CenterWe provide the very best learning environment to our residents and fellows. Our innovative approach includes the use of advanced simulation technology housed in the Center for Virtual Care, a state-of-the-art training facility. By prioritizing education, value-based care, investigative reasoning, and patient safety, we are committed to producing the next generation of consultants and leaders in our specialty. We have been continuously accredited in core residency and all fellowship programs. A significant number of our graduating residents continue their training in advanced fellowships, while others accept academic and private practice positions throughout the western United States and beyond. Our Division of Pain Medicine, staffed by a multidisciplinary team has been recognized as a Center of Excellence by the American Pain Society. The Pain Medicine fellowship program ranks among the best in the nation.

Our CRNA colleagues are an integral part of the care team model. We take pride in their level of professional commitment, dedication to patient care and skill level.

We are the only Level 1 trauma center north of San Francisco in both peds and adult, a center of excellence for burn care, an ACS verified children’s surgery center, and a fetal care and treatment center. We are one of the six testing sites for Malignant Hyperthermia in the country. UC Davis Health has been consistently rated as the top health care provider in the area for more than a decade. Fueled by demand and strategic vision, the health system is on a high expansion trajectory, planning to open an ambulatory surgery center with 16 plus procedure suites in 2025 and a large capacity new hospital tower towards the end of this decade.
We are proud of our diversity efforts and achievements, both within the department and the institution. UC Davis School of Medicine is also recognized nationally for its diversity and inclusion.

Why UC Davis?

All academic medical centers face challenges, as do our communities, regions, states, country and the world. At UC Davis we have tremendous resources that can be brought together to find innovative approaches to finding solutions to those problems.  These are some to consider:

  • The School of Veterinary Medicine:  The largest veterinary medicine school in the United States, Ranked #1 worldwide in Best Grad Schools by US News & World Report.
  • The College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences:  ranked #1 in agriculture and forestry in the world three years in a row by QS World University Rankings, is the most published and cited U.S. research university in agricultural sciences, environment / ecology, and food science and nutrition.
  • The Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing which features state of the art learning facilities and a new $50 million nursing school building. It offers degrees in four graduate programs: physician assistant, nurse practitioner, masters and PhD’s in nursing leadership.
  • UC Davis School of Law: Ranked in the top 30 American Law Schools by U.S. News & World Report. UC Davis School of Law features award-winning trial and appellate advocacy programs, clinics, and externships, five student-run journals, and more than 40 active student organizations.
  • UC Davis Graduate School of Management: The UC Davis Full-Time MBA program is ranked among the premier business schools for the 21st consecutive year in U.S. News & World Report’s rankings released in March 2016.
  • UC Davis Center for Healthcare Policy Research is comprised of UCD faculty from the Schools of Medicine, Nursing, Law, Economics, Sociology, Communication and Human Development. CHPR serves to inform policy at the legislature; answers questions posed by State and Federal health programs; provides input to public health officials; educates about the intersections between evidence, healthcare policy and practice. CHPR faculty train researchers while conducting multidisciplinary studies.
  • The UC Davis Mind Institute is a collaborative international research center focused on causes, development and treatment for individuals with neurodevelopmental disorders.
  • UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center:  One of 44 national centers designated as “comprehensive” by the National Cancer Institutes.  It’s recognized for excellence in its integrated research programs, innovative biomedical technologies and cancer health outreach and education.  

Most importantly, we have an outstanding team of compassionate people who care for the wellbeing of our patients while providing care to them. UC Davis team members believe in collaboration and act on that belief.  Our people respect all other people without regard to race, religion, ethnicity, age, sex, gender expression, sexual orientation or socioeconomic class. We abide by and uphold the UC Davis Principles of Community.

UC Davis Health is ranked #1 among Public Health Systems on Forbes’ List of Best Large Employers and selected by Newsweek as one of the Greatest Workplaces for Families in the country. 

If you are interested in joining us for training or as faculty, please feel free to contact us.

Amrik Singh, M.D., F.A.S.A.
Professor and Interim Chair