Heather A. Vierra, M.D., M.P.H. for UC Davis Health

Heather A. Vierra, M.D., M.P.H.

Clinical Professor, Department of Internal Medicine

To see if Heather A. Vierra is accepting new patients, or for assistance finding a UC Davis doctor, please call 800-2-UCDAVIS (800-282-3284).



Internal Medicine

Locations and Contact

Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center

General Medicine
4860 Y St.
Sacramento, CA 95817

Get Directions

Phone: 916-734-2737

Additional Numbers

Physician Referrals

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

Clinical Interests

Dr. Vierra is a clinician educator with a focus on primary care for the underserved.


General Medicine

Center/Program Affiliation

UC Davis Medical Group

Undergraduate School

B.A., Human Biology, Stanford University, Palo Alto CA 1996

Medical School

M.D., University of Texas Health Sciences Center, San Antonio TX 2002

Other School

M.P.H., Epidemiology and Control of Infectious Diseases, University of Texas Health Science Center, School of Public Health, Houston TX 1999


Internal Medicine, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento CA 2002-2003


Internal Medicine, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento CA 2003-2005

MSP Physician of the year, Vice Chancellor’s Award, UC Davis Health System, 2007, 2008

Alpha Omega Alpha, 2002

Jerant A, Kravitz RL, Azari R, White L, García JA, Vierra H, Virata MC, Franks P. Training residents to employ self-efficacy-enhancing interviewing techniques: randomized controlled trial of a standardized patient intervention. J Gen Intern Med. 2009 May;24(5):606-13. doi:10.1007/s11606-009-0946-4. Epub 2009 Mar 19. PMID:19296179.

Fancher, TL, Keenan CR, Vierra HA, Meyers FJ, Henderson MC. TEACH: A Novel Individualized Career Path to Improve Care for the Uninsured. Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine National Meeting, New Orleans LA. 2006 Oct.