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Ranked #27 nationally and rated high-performing in lung cancer surgery, COPD and pneumonia.

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Amir Zeki, M.D.
Clinical Science

Inhaled Statins Show Promise as Effective Asthma Treatment

In an NIH-funded study, UC Davis Health pulmonologists are exploring an innovative approach to determine whether statins may help treat obstructive airway diseases by delivering the medication via inhalation. The study’s principal investigator is Amir Zeki, M.D., professor of internal medicine specializing in pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine at UC Davis Health. The team plans to expand its research with a Phase 1 and Phase 2 clinical trial to test the safety and efficacy of delivering statins by inhalation to treat asthma and COPD.

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Comprehensive COPD Clinic to Reduce Hospital Readmissions

The Comprehensive COPD Clinic at UC Davis Health has created the first remote patient monitoring program in the Sacramento region for high-risk patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). Data collected is uploaded to a dashboard on the patient’s electronic health record and is monitored daily by respiratory therapists in the UC Davis Health Reversible Obstructive Airway Disease program.

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Physician and patient
FANS Study

Lung Cancer in Non-Smoking Asian American Women

UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center is helping to spread the word about the National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded Female Asian Never Smoker (FANS) study. The study is being led by researchers from UC Davis Health, UCSF Health and Stanford Medicine. One of the principal study investigators is Moon Chen, Jr., M.P.H., Ph.D., associate director of the cancer center’s Office of Community Outreach and Engagement.

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Awards and Recognitions
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Ranked among the nation’s best hospitals

A U.S. News & World Report best hospital in cancer, cardiology, heart & vascular surgery, diabetes & endocrinology, ENT, geriatrics, neurology & neurosurgery, obstetrics & gynecology, and pulmonology & lung surgery.

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Ranked high-performing in lung cancer surgery

U.S. News & World Report rated UC Davis Medical Center high performing in lung cancer surgery.

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U.S. News & World Report - High Performing Hospitals COPD

Ranked high-performing in COPD treatment

U.S. News & World Report rated UC Davis Medical Center high performing in COPD treatment.

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Ranked high-performing in pneumonia treatment

U.S. News & World Report rated UC Davis Medical Center high performing in pneumonia treatment.

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World-class cancer care

One of ~56 U.S. cancer centers designated “comprehensive” by the National Cancer Institute.

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Ranked among the nation’s top performers

UC Davis Medical Center received Healthgrades® America’s 100 Best Hospitals Award for 2024, placing us among the top 2% of hospitals nationwide for overall clinical performance. We also received accolades for high-quality patient care, known as Specialty Excellent Awards, in five areas including cardiac, neurosciences, gastrointestinal, critical care and pulmonary specialties.

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Recognized as a great hospital in America

UC Davis Medical Center has been recognized as one of the nation’s top hospitals by the 2023 edition of Becker’s Hospital Review’s “Great hospitals in America” list.

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The nation’s highest nursing honor

UC Davis Medical Center has received Magnet® recognition, the nation’s highest honor for nursing excellence.

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Ranked Sacramento’s #1 hospital

Ranked Sacramento’s #1 hospital by U.S. News, and high-performing in COPD, colon cancer surgery, diabetes, heart attack, heart failure, hip fracture, hip replacement, kidney failure, leukemia, lymphoma & myeloma, lung cancer surgery, ovarian cancer surgery, pneumonia, prostate cancer surgery, stroke, TAVR, uterine cancer surgery, gastroenterology & GI surgery, and orthopedics.

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