Kirsten R. Vitrikas, M.D. for UC Davis Health

Kirsten R. Vitrikas, M.D.

Associate Professor

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Family and Community Medicine

Locations and Contact

Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center

Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center
4860 Y St.
Sacramento, CA 95817

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Phone: 916-734-3630

Additional Numbers

Clinic Fax


Physician Referrals

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

Philosophy of Care

Dr. Vitrikas employs a patient centered approach to care utilizing acupuncture in addition to Western medicine to treat her patients. She has a particular interest in women's health and pediatric patients, but enjoys caring for patients of all ages.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Vitrikas is board certified in Family Medicine with additional fellowships in obstetrics and faculty development. She has also completed a medical acupuncture course. Her clinical care spans all ages with a particular interest in women's health including provision of obstetric care and operative deliveries.

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Vitrikas' scholarly works focus on obstetric and pediatric topics with a particular interest in hypercoagulable states and thrombophilias.


Family and Community Medicine

Undergraduate School

B.A., University of Virginia, Charlottesville VA 1995

Medical School

M.D., Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond VA 1999


Family Medicine, Malcolm Grow Medical Center, Andrews AFB MD 1999-2000


Family Medicine, Malcolm Grow Medical Center, Andrews AFB MD 2000-2002


Faculty Development, Michigan State University, Lansing MI 2010


Family Medicine/Obstetrics, Swedish Medical Center, Seattle WA 2005-2006

Special Experience Identifier-Grand Master in Clinical or Academic Teaching, US Air Force, 2014

Fellow of American Academy of Family Physicians, 2012

Air Force Meritorious Service Medal, 2005, 2014, 2021

Air Mobility Command Physician Educator of the Year, 2013

Field Grade Officer of the Quarter, 1st Quarter, 375 MDOS, 2011

Joint Service Commendation Medal, US Army, 2010

Semi-finalist, Outstanding Female Physician Leader Award, US Air Force, 2009

Air Mobility Command Clinical Excellence Award, Field Grade Officer, 2009

Field Grade Officer of the Quarter, 3rd Quarter, 375 AMW, 2008

Vitrikas KV, Dalton HA, Breish D. Cerebral Palsy: An Overview. Am Family Physician. 2020 Feb 15;101(4): 213-220.

Vitrikas KV, Savard DJ, Bucaj M. Screening for Developmental Delay. Am Family Physician. 2017; 96(1): 36-43.

Vitrikas, KV. Key Components of PCMH. STFM and AFMRD Family Medicine Residency Curriculum Resource. 2017 (update 2020).

Vitrikas, KV. Thrombophilia and Hypercoagulable States. In Domino FJ (Ed.). The 5 Minute Clinical Consult 2017-2021, Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer. 2017.

Vitrikas, KV. Peripheral Nervous System Disorders. Taylors Family Medicine. 2015 (updated 2020).

Lindsay, TJ, Vitrikas, KV. Evaluation and management of infertility. Am Family Physician. 2015; 91(5):308-314.

Lindsay, TJ, Vitrikas, KV, Temporal, M, Herndon, C. Diabetic Neuropathic Pain: Real World Treatment Options. Clinical Medicine Insights: Therapeutics. 2012 Jun 19;4: 169-183. doi:10.4137/CMT.S7266.

Vitrikas KV. Thrombophilia In: Ebell MH, Ferenchick G, Smith M, Barry H, Slawson D, Shaughnessy A, Forsch R, Li S, Wilkes M, Usatine R, eds. Essential Evidence, John Wiley & Sons: Hoboken, NJ. 2010 (update 2017, 2020).

Vitrikas KV. Preconception and prenatal care. In: Mengel MB, ed. Family Medicine: Ambulatory Care and Prevention, 5th ed, McGraw-Hill Medical. 2008;97. Revision 2014.