Gaurav Gulati, M.D., M.Sc., M.B.A. for UC Davis Health

Gaurav Gulati, M.D., M.Sc., M.B.A.

Senior Medical Director, Medical Specialties, UC Davis Health

Clinic Medical Director, Division of Rheumatology, Allergy and Clinical Immunology

Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, Department of Medicine

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Internal Medicine

Rheumatology, Allergy and Clinical Immunology


Internal Medicine

Locations and Contact

Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center

Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center
4860 Y St.
Sacramento, CA 95817

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Physician Referrals

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

Philosophy of Care

Rheumatologic diseases are chronic debilitating conditions affecting patients and their families frequently associated with a long gap between symptom onset and diagnosis, and a significant impact on patients' quality of life. Dr. Gulati's goal is to provide "patient-centric", evidence based, high-quality healthcare and thereby improve outcomes and enhance patient experience through a coordinated approach. Dr. Gulati believes in treating an "individual" and not merely a disease condition, and appreciating patients' goals of care and preferences through collective decision making.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Gulati is a board-certified rheumatologist offering care for adult patients with autoimmune rheumatologic conditions including lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory myopathies, and others. He has special clinical interests in systemic lupus erythematosus, and erosive / inflammatory osteoarthritis. His healthcare system related interests include enhancement of patient experiences through high-quality healthcare delivery.

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Gulati's research focuses on pathophysiology of systemic lupus erythematosus, with a special interest in the role of environmental factors in the onset and progression of the disease, and identifying early markers of disease activity and progression. He has authored and co-authored multiple PubMed cited manuscripts on this topic, and presented his work at multiple meetings including the American College of Rheumatology Annual Conference.


Rheumatology, Allergy and Clinical Immunology

Medical School

Medical School (M.D. equivalent), Medicine and Surgery, Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, India 2007

Other School

M.S., Clinical/Translational Research, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati OH 2015

Other School

M.B.A., Carl H. Lindner College of Business, University of Cincinnati, OH 2022


Internal Medicine, The Reading Hospital and Medical Center, West Reading PA 2008-2009


Internal Medicine, The Reading Hospital and Medical Center, West Reading PA 2009-2011


Internal Medicine (Chief Residency), The Reading Hospital and Medical Center, West Reading PA 2011-2012


Rheumatology, University of Cincinnati Medical Center, Cincinnati OH 2012-2014

Cincinnati Magazine "Top Doctor" Recognition, 2021, 2022

Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Honor Medical Society, 2021

Beta Gamma Sigma (BGS) International Business Honor Society, 2021

Top 1% National Provider Award (Press Ganey), 2019

Rheumatology Research Foundation (RRF) Workshop Award, 2015, 2016

Cody EM, Bennett MR, Gulati G, Ma Q, Altaye M, Devarajan P, Brunner HI. Successful Urine Multiplex Bead Assay to Measure Lupus Nephritis Activity. Kidney Int Rep. 2021 Apr 28;6(7):1949-1960. doi:10.1016/j.ekir.2021.04.016. Erratum in: Kidney Int Rep. 2021 Aug 31;6(10):2735. PMID:34307989.

Brunner HI, Gulati G, Klein-Gitelman MS, Rouster-Stevens KA, Tucker L, Ardoin SP, Onel KB, Mainville R, Turnier J, Aydin POA, Witte D, Huang B, Bennett MR, Devarajan P. Urine biomarkers of chronic kidney damage and renal functional decline in childhood-onset systemic lupus erythematosus. Pediatr Nephrol. 2019 Jan;34(1):117-128. doi:10.1007/s00467-018-4049-5. Epub 2018 Aug 29. PMID:30159624.

Siddiqi N, Gulati G, Ware AE. Polymyalgia Rheumatica and Autoimmune Inflammatory Syndrome Induced by Adjuvants Following Administration of Influenza Vaccine. J Clin Rheumatol. 2018 Oct;24(7):410-412. doi:10.1097/RHU.0000000000000712. PMID:29708518.

Gulati G, Brunner HI. Environmental triggers in systemic lupus erythematosus. Semin Arthritis Rheum. 2018 Apr;47(5):710-717. doi:10.1016/j.semarthrit.2017.10.001. Epub 2017 Oct 5. PMID:29169635.

Brunner HI, Bennett MR, Gulati G, Abulaban K, Klein-Gitelman MS, Ardoin SP, Tucker LB, Rouster-Stevens KA, Witte D, Ying J, Devarajan P. Urine Biomarkers to Predict Response to Lupus Nephritis Therapy in Children and Young Adults. J Rheumatol. 2017 Aug;44(8):1239-1248. doi:10.3899/jrheum.161128. Epub 2017 Jun 15. PMID:28620062.

Gulati G, Bennett MR, Abulaban K, Song H, Zhang X, Ma Q, Brodsky SV, Nadasdy T, Haffner C, Wiley K, Ardoin SP, Devarajan P, Ying J, Rovin BH, Brunner HI. Prospective validation of a novel renal activity index of lupus nephritis. Lupus. 2017 Aug;26(9):927-936. doi:10.1177/0961203316684212. Epub 2016 Dec 19. PMID:28361601.

Gulati G, Iffland PH 2nd, Janigro D, Zhang B, Luggen ME. Anti-NR2 antibodies, blood-brain barrier, and cognitive dysfunction. Clin Rheumatol. 2016 Dec;35(12):2989-2997. doi:10.1007/s10067-016-3339-1. Epub 2016 Jun 29. PMID:27357716.

Gulati G, Jones JT, Lee G, Altaye M, Beebe DW, Meyers-Eaton J, Wiley K, Brunner HI, DiFrancesco MW. Altered Blood-Brain Barrier Permeability in Patients With Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: A Novel Imaging Approach. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2017 Feb;69(2):299-305. doi:10.1002/acr.22923. PMID:27110957.

Luggen ME, Gulati G, Zhang B, Willis RA, Gonzalez EB. Non-criteria anti-phospholipid antibodies and cognitive impairment in SLE. Clin Rheumatol. 2016 Jan;35(1):93-9. doi:10.1007/s10067-015-3114-8. Epub 2015 Nov 12. PMID:26563139.

Gulati G, Alweis R, George D. Musculoskeletal ultrasound in internal medicine residency - a feasibility study. J Community Hosp Intern Med Perspect. 2015 Jun 15;5(3):27481. doi:10.3402/jchimp.v5.27481. PMID:26091660.