Mina Tahai, M.D.

Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Pediatrics

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Locations and Contact

Regional Affiliations

Adventist Health Lodi Memorial
975 S Fairmont Ave
Lodi, CA 95240

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UC Davis Medical Center

UC Davis Medical Center
2315 Stockton Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95817

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Physician Referrals

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

Philosophy of Care

My goal is to take the best possible care of my patients using evidence based medicine and a team based approach.  I believe that patient education is important, and I want to ensure that my patients and their families feel well taken care of while having every opportunity to be involved in the plan of care.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Tahai is a Pediatric Hospitalist who cares for newborn infants and children admitted to the hospital with a wide range of illnesses.

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Tahai's scholarly and creative interests include quality improvement in hospital medicine. She also has a strong interest in teaching at all levels, including medical students and residents.


Pediatric Hospital Medicine

Center/Program Affiliation

UC Davis Children's Hospital

Undergraduate School

B.S., Biomedical Engineering, Mississippi State University, Starkville MS 2010

Medical School

M.D., University of Mississippi School of Medicine, Jackson MS 2016


Pediatrics, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland OR 2016-2017


Pediatrics, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland OR 2017-2019

UC Davis Rookie of the Year Award for outstanding contributions to the education of residents, 2022

OHSU Humanistic Intern Award, 2017

Gold Humanism Honor Society, 2016

Liao J, Joyce EM, Jones HL, Tahai M, Borazjani A, Merryman WD, Sacks MS. The Intrinsic Durability of the Aortic Valve Extracellular Matrix in Absence of Cellular Maintenance. J Heart Valve Disease. (Submitted)

Wang B, Borazjani A, Tahai M, Curry AL, Simionescu DT, Guan J, To F, Elder SH, Liao J. Fabrication of cardiac patch with decellularized porcine myocardial scaffold and bone marrow mononuclear cells. J Biomed Mater Res A. 2010 Sep 15;94(4):1100-10. doi:10.1002/jbm.a.32781. PMID:20694977.