UC Davis Health family medicine physician Marcia Faustin was thrust into the global stage at the Olympic Games in Tokyo when she provided care to Simon Biles after the elite gymnast withdrew from competitions citing mental health issues.
Sports medicine doctor Marcia “Marcy” Faustin of UC Davis Health is living her dream job as co-head team physician for USA Gymnastics. Faustin is in Japan this week, providing medical care to the women’s national team, whose members are competing at the Olympic Games.
UC Davis Health, with partner Kindred Healthcare, broke ground on a planned rehabilitation hospital today. The new facility, which will be the first free-standing physical rehabilitation hospital in Sacramento, will expand treatment capacity for stroke, brain trauma and spinal cord injury patients.
UC Davis Children’s Hospital has been recognized as a Best Children’s Hospital for 2021-22 by U.S. News & World Report in four pediatric specialty areas: neonatology, nephrology, orthopedics and urology.
Clinical researchers at UC Davis Health are using an innovative gene therapy approach for Duchenne muscular dystrophy, which the lead physician hopes will be a transformational treatment for children with the disease.
In 2020, the UC Davis School of Medicine secured its highest-ever level of National Institutes of Health research funding at more than $181 million.