Cristina Chandler, M.D.

Health Sciences Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

To see if Cristina Chandler is accepting new patients, or for assistance finding a UC Davis doctor, please call 800-2-UCDAVIS (800-282-3284).




Locations and Contact

Patient Support Services Building

Patient Support Services Building
4150 V St.
Sacramento, CA 95817

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Phone: 916-734-5031

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Physician Referrals

800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)

Philosophy of Care

My primary goal is always to render specialized anesthesia care in a respectful, compassionate, noble way. I believe in treating my patients as valued individuals with empathy and consideration. Effective communication with patients and families alike is of utmost importance in order to be able to work together to achieve the best possible outcomes.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Chandler is a general anesthesiologist with a particular interest and experience in obstetric anesthesia. She provides anesthesia services to pregnant patients undergoing complex obstetric procedures - her focus being primarily on high risk pregnancies. Dr. Chandler strongly believes in promoting an evidence-based medicine to deliver the highest possible quality care to all her patients. 

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Chandler’s research is primarily focused on improving the outcomes of the specific problems related to the peripartum period, as well as promotion of the best practices in obstetric anesthesia care. She is committed to fostering the medical education of both medical students and residents alike. Dr. Chandler’s teaching philosophy is based on student-focused learning emphasizing understanding and skills transfer in the classroom; at the patient’s bedside; or via simulation scenarios in UC Davis’ state-of-the-art Center for Virtual Care.


General Anesthesiology

Center/Program Affiliation

UC Davis Medical Group

Medical School

M.D., Carol Davila University of Medicine, Bucharest, Romania 1994


Anesthesia and Intensive Care, University Emergency Hospital, Bucharest, Romania 1995-1998


Anesthesia and Intensive Care, Far East Rand Hospital, Johannesburg, South Africa 1998-2001

Graduated in Top One-third, Carol Davila School of Medicine, 1994

Lide B, Mcguire S, Liu H, Chandler C. Mast cell activation syndrome-anesthetic challenges in two different clinical scenarios. J Biomed Res. 2022 May 28;36(6):435-439. doi:10.7555/JBR.36.20220071. PMID:35660674.

Morey BP, Liu H, Chandler C. Anesthetic management in a parturient with advanced amyotrophic lateral sclerosis undergoing dilation and curettage. Translational Perioperative and Pain Medicine. 2021;8(4):381-384.

Wolfson J, Liaghat J, Liu H, Chandler C. Intrathecal hematoma and sacral radiculitis following repeat epidural blood patch. J Biomed Res. 2020 Sep 25;35(1):68-71. doi:10.7555/JBR.34.20200076. PMID:33273149.