Shin-Ping Tu, M.D., M.P.H. for UC Davis Health

Shin-Ping Tu, M.D., M.P.H.

Professor, Department of Internal Medicine

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



Internal Medicine

Locations and Contact

Patient Support Services Building

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

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Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center

General Internal Medicine
4860 Y St.
Sacramento, CA 95817

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Phone: 916-734-2737

Additional Numbers

Physician Referrals

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

Philosophy of Care

My philosophy of care is to establish a partnership with my patients to enhance their health and manage their illness. Focusing on the whole person is paramount to my medical practice because of the impact different parts of our bodies and the environment we live in have on health and disease.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Tu is a board certified general internist who has provided comprehensive medical care for nearly 25 years.

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Tu’s research interests encompass early detection of cancer, cardiovascular health, tobacco control, cross cultural care, the dissemination and implementation of evidence-based interventions, and health care delivery in complex systems.


General Medicine

Center/Program Affiliation

UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center
UC Davis Medical Group
Center for Healthcare Policy and Research

Undergraduate School

B.A., Duke University, Durham NC 1985

Medical School

M.D., University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati OH 1989

Other School

M.P.H., University of Washington, Seattle WA 1996


Internal Medicine, University of Illinois, Chicago IL 1989-1990


Internal Medicine, University of Illinois, Chicago IL 1990-1993


General Internal Medicine, Seattle Veterans Admin (VA) Medical Center, Seattle WA 1993-1996


General Internal Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle WA 1993-1996

UC Davis Chancellor’s Achievement Award for Diversity and Community, Division of General Internal Medicine, 2019

Hibbard E. Williams Endowed Professor, UC Davis, Division of General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics and Bioethics 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022

Christopher Jenkins Cancer Control Award for community-based participatory research on cancer prevention and control in the Asian American and Canadian communities - including seminal work in the early detection of colorectal cancer, 2016

G. Watson James Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University, 2015, 2016, 2017

Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE) Annual Meeting Awards. W. Green Paper of the Year Award, Third Place (Peer Reviewed Publication #25), 2012

For complete list of Publications, please see link below:

Gu J, Maxwell AE, Ma GX, Qian X, Tan Y, Hsieh HC, Tu SP, Wang JH. Evaluating the Training of Chinese-Speaking Community Health Workers to Implement a Small-Group Intervention Promoting Mammography. J Cancer Educ. 2019 Aug;34(4):705-711. doi:10.1007/s13187-018-1361-5. PMID:29654506.

Zhu X, Tu SP, Sewell D, Yao NA, Mishra V, Dow A, Banas C. Measuring electronic communication networks in virtual care teams using electronic health records access-log data. Int J Med Inform. 2019 Aug;128:46-52. doi:10.1016/j.ijmedinf.2019.05.012. Epub 2019 May 13. PMID:31160011.

Mishra V, Tu SP, Heim J, Masters H, Hall L, Clark RR, Dow AW. Predicting the Future: Using Simulation Modeling to Forecast Patient Flow on General Medicine Units. J Hosp Med. 2019 Jan 8;14(1):9-15. doi:10.12788/jhm.3081. Epub 2018 Nov 28. PMID:30534642.

Kegler MC, Liang S, Weiner BJ, Tu SP, Friedman DB, Glenn BA, Herrmann AK, Risendal B, Fernandez ME. Measuring Constructs of the Consolidated Framework for Implementation Research in the Context of Increasing Colorectal Cancer Screening in Federally Qualified Health Center. Health Serv Res. 2018 Dec;53(6):4178-4203. doi:10.1111/1475-6773.13035. Epub 2018 Sep 10. PMID:30260471.

Walker TJ, Risendal B, Kegler MC, Friedman DB, Weiner BJ, Williams RS, Tu SP, Fernandez ME. Assessing Levels and Correlates of Implementation of Evidence-Based Approaches for Colorectal Cancer Screening: A Cross-Sectional Study With Federally Qualified Health Centers. Health Educ Behav. 2018 Dec;45(6):1008-1015. doi:10.1177/1090198118778333. Epub 2018 Jul 10. PMID:29991294.

Yao N, Zhu X, Dow A, Mishra VK, Phillips A, Tu SP. An exploratory study of networks constructed using access data from an electronic health record. J Interprof Care. 2018 Nov;32(6):666-673. doi:10.1080/13561820.2018.1496902. Epub 2018 Jul 17. PMID:30015537.

Huynh C, Bowles D, Yen MS, Phillips A, Waller R, Hall L, Tu SP. Change implementation: the association of adaptive reserve and burnout among inpatient medicine physicians and nurses. J Interprof Care. 2018 Sep;32(5):549-555. doi:10.1080/13561820.2018.1451307. Epub 2018 Mar 20. PMID:29558229.

Fernandez ME, Walker TJ, Weiner BJ, Calo WA, Liang S, Risendal B, Friedman DB, Tu SP, Williams RS, Jacobs S, Herrmann AK, Kegler MC. Developing measures to assess constructs from the Inner Setting domain of the Consolidated Framework for Implementation Research. Implement Sci. 2018 Mar 27;13(1):52. doi:10.1186/s13012-018-0736-7. PMID:29587804.

Huei-Yu Wang J, Ma GX, Liang W, Tan Y, Makambi KH, Dong R, Vernon SW, Tu SP, Mandelblatt JS. Physician Intervention and Chinese Americans' Colorectal Cancer Screening. Am J Health Behav. 2018 Jan 1;42(1):13-26. doi:10.5993/AJHB.42.1.2. PMID:29320335.