Kirti Malhotra, M.D. for UC Davis Health

Kirti Malhotra, M.D.

Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of General Internal Medicine

To see if Kirti Malhotra 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

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Phone: 916-734-2737

Sacramento County Health Center

4600 Broadway
Sacramento, CA 95820

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Physician Referrals

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

Philosophy of Care

I am dedicated to providing high-quality, empathic and culturally sensitive primary care to my patients. I am committed to building patient-centered care plans that empower my patients to live healthier lives.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Malhotra is an Internal Medicine physician who provides primary care to the underserved communities. She is committed to reforming health systems to address the needs of our underserved communities and reducing healthcare disparities. As a clinician educator, she is dedicated to building a culturally sensitive future clinician workforce that can address the needs of our diverse patient populations. 

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Malhotra's primary research interests include designing innovative Quality Improvement initiatives in low-resource settings that address social determinants of health and improve health outcomes.  Her research focus includes addressing homelessness, food insecurity, population health, preventative medicine, chronic disease management, diabetes management for Medi-Cal patients and complex care management for the underserved.


General Medicine

Center/Program Affiliation

UC Davis Medical Group

Undergraduate School

B.S., Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior, UC Davis, Davis CA 2010

Medical School

M.D., UC Irvine School of Medicine, Irvine CA 2016


Internal Medicine, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento CA 2016-2017


Internal Medicine, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento CA 2017-2019

Clinician Health & Wellbeing Innovation Award, 2021

Willow Clinic Outstanding Community service award, UC Davis affiliated student run clinic, 2012

UC Davis Chancellor’s Award of Merit for service, leadership and academic achievement, 2010

Hoerger M, Gramling R, Epstein R, Fenton JJ, Mohile SG, Kravitz RL, Mossman B, Prigerson HG, Alonzi S, Malhotra K, Duberstein P. Patient, caregiver, and oncologist predictions of quality of life in advanced cancer: Accuracy and associations with end-of-life care and caregiver bereavement. Psychooncology. 2022 Jun;31(6):978-984. doi:10.1002/pon.5887. Epub 2022 Feb 10. PMID:35088926.

Malhotra K, Sharon Hutchins, Caila Jones-Menefee, Improving Diabetes Care Through Community Partnership: Cost Effective Patient-Centered Retinopathy Screenings at a Federally Qualified Health Center. Soc Gen Internal Med. 2021 May.

Landefeld J, Malhotra K, Tran, M. Clinic to the People: Development of a convenient walk-in primary care center for people experiencing homelessness. Soc Gen Internal Med. 2021 Apr.

Kim J, Arms L, Malhotra K, Molla M. Complex Care Coordination for Multi-Visit Patients with UC Davis HealthNet Medi-Cal Insurance. UC Davis Academic Forum. 2021 Apr.

Kim J, Arms L, Malhotra K, Molla M. Identifying Gaps and Improving Care for UC Davis HealthNet Complex Patient. UC Davis QI forum. 2021 Mar.

Malhotra K, Fenton JJ, Duberstein PR, Epstein RM, Xing G, Tancredi DJ, Hoerger M, Gramling R, Kravitz RL. Prognostic accuracy of patients, caregivers, and oncologists in advanced cancer. Cancer. 2019 Aug 1;125(15):2684-2692. doi:10.1002/cncr.32127. Epub 2019 Apr 29. PMID:31034597.

DiGiulio S. 3 Questions on...Realistically Predicting Advanced Cancer Prognoses with Kirti Malhotra. Oncology Times. 2019 Jun 5:41(11):38. doi:10.1097/01.COT.0000560088.06498.a8.

Mendoza A, Orozco-Llama MA, Malhotra K. A DRESS unknown: a  dermatologic reaction in a patient with complex comorbiditie. American College of Physicians, Annual Conference Northern California.

Tsai R, Malhotra K, Talamantes E. Hot on the trail: Is it still Stills? Society of General Internal Medicine, Los Angeles, CA. 2019 Jan.

Hood-Medland A, Malhotra K, Gutierrez P, Gould J. “Do As We Do”: Modeling and Promoting Wellness on Inpatient Teams. Western Group of Educational Affairs, Denver, CO 2018 Mar.