Sara Abu-Nasser, D.O. for UC Davis Health

Sara Abu-Nasser, D.O.

Assistant Clinical Professor

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Pediatric Pulmonology



Locations and Contact

Glassrock Building

Glassrock Building
2521 Stockton Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95817

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

Philosophy of Care

The role of caring for children is an honor and privilege that I have as a pediatric pulmonologist. My goal is to provide well-rounded and comprehensive care for all our patients. In order to help guide our patients, I believe it is important to form a strong partnership with our patients and their families to address their specific needs and concerns. I hope to use my training and expertise to guide my patients in both diagnostic and therapeutic areas. We are fortunate at UC Davis to be able to offer a collaborative approach to patient care with a team inclusive of nurse coordinators, respiratory therapists and social workers. Surrounded by a caring and competent team, we aim to provide highest level of care for all our patients.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Abu-Nasser is a pediatric pulmonologist offering care for children with various pulmonary (lung) conditions. She has special clinical interest in asthma, cystic fibrosis (CF), primary ciliary dyskinesia (PCD), lung disorders of prematurity, rare lung disorders, and children dependent on respiratory technology (mechanical ventilation). She also performs flexible bronchoscopy procedure to diagnose and manage airway disorders.

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Abu-Nasser’s research focuses on improving care through Quality Improvement projects in several fields including children dependent on ventilators, asthma, and telehealth. She also has clinical research interests in Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia (PCD). Through her research collaborations, she aims to continue to advance the care for children with pulmonary disorders.


Pediatric Pulmonology

Center/Program Affiliation

UC Davis Children's Hospital

Undergraduate School

B.S., Human Biology, UC San Diego, La Jolla CA 2010

Medical School

D.O., Touro University California, Vallejo CA 2016


Pediatrics, University of Kansas, Kansas City KS 2016-2017


Pediatrics, University of Kansas, Kansas City KS 2017-2019


Pediatric Pulmonology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill NC 2019-2022

PCD on the Move Best Scientific Report Presentation, 2022

University of Kansas Top Pediatric Resident, 2019

Gross JE, McCown MY, Okorie CUA, Bishay LC, Dy FJ, Astudillo CL, Muhlebach MS, Abu-Nassar S, Chen DY, Hossain N, Wang R, Klouda T, Martiniano SL, Lenhart-Pendergrass P, Kirkby S, Ortenberg R, McSparron JI, Wang T, Hayes MM, Çoruh B. ATS Core Curriculum 2021. Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine: Pulmonary Infections. ATS Sch. 2021 Sep 8;2(3):452-467. doi:10.34197/ats-scholar.2021-0034RE. PMID:34667993.