Kathryn Diane Newell, M.D. for UC Davis Health

Kathryn Diane Newell, M.D.

Medical Director, General Internal Medicine Clinic and Internal Medicine Specialty Clinics

Kathryn Diane Newell is not currently accepting new patients. For assistance finding a UC Davis doctor, please call 800-2-UCDAVIS (800-282-3284).



Primary Care

Internal Medicine

Locations and Contact

Patient Support Services Building

Patient Support Services Building
4150 V St.
Sacramento, CA 95817

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Additional Numbers

Physician Referrals

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

Philosophy of Care

My approach to excellent patient care is simple. I listen first and then ask questions. I make sure that all patient concerns have been acknowledged and have a clear working plan by the end of the visit. The patient is the focus, not the computer screen. I engage the patient in decision making as patients intuitively know what is best for them. I see myself as the information, medical expertise provider and then the collaboration with the patient begins. I take patient feedback seriously and adapt as needed to assure that my patients are satisfied with their medical care.

I also believe in direct communication between the patient and the doctor. For this reason, I rely heavily on MyChart for timely patient-physician communication. I personally review my messages. This allows for timely support to my patients and longitudinal relationships.

I also believe in staying current with evidenced-based patient care. I am an active member of various medical associations. I maintain my board certification in Internal Medicine. I subscribe to various bodies of literature to help keep me up to date on evidence- based Internal Medicine. When I don't know the answer, I look it up in and outside of the exam room. My participation in the residency program as one of the primary teachers is the clinic and hospital settings fosters my ability to stay up to date on medical research that directly affects patient care.  

Clinical Interests

Dr. Katie Newell has been practicing Primary Care Internal Medicine at UC Davis since 2001. As Medical Director of the General Internal Medicine and Internal Medicine specialty clinics, she has developed strong leadserhip and problem solving skills. She serves on several committees that focus on improving workflows within the primary care and specialty clinics. As a member and leader of the Internal Medicine faculty practice, she provides direct primary care care to a large, diverse group of patients and manages a group of 12 primary care faculty physicians.

She also participates in the UC Davis Internal Medicine residency program in many capacities including outpatient and inpatient teaching. She serves as a firm attending in the General Internal Medicine resident primary care practice. In this capacity, she directly supervises a group of residents and their primary care practices. She also serves on the Internal Medicine residency education oversight and selection committees.

She also works in the Musculoskeletal specialty clinic at the Sacramento County Clinic where she supervises UC Davis Internal Medicine residents in outpatient procedure-based interventions of common musculoskeletal complaints. She is currently undergoing training in ultrasound guided procedures.

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Newell teaches in the residency program and medical school at UC Davis. She does direct patient care through the Internal Medicine Faculty Practice and the Musculoskeletal clinic at Sacramento County Health Clinic.  


General Medicine

Center/Program Affiliation

UC Davis Medical Group

Undergraduate School

B.A., Humanities, UC Berkeley, Berkeley CA 1990

Medical School

M.D., Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York NY 1997


Internal Medicine, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento CA 1997-1998


Internal Medicine-Primary Care Track, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento CA 1998-2000


Chief Resident-Internal Medicine, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento CA 2000-2001

Sacramento Magazine Top Physician in Primary Care, 2019, 2020

Outstanding Clinic Award for the Department of Internal Medicine, 2015, 2016