Sadha Tivakaran, M.D. for UC Davis Health

Sadha Tivakaran, M.D.

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Internal Medicine

Locations and Contact

Patient Support Services Building

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

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

Philosophy of Care

I greatly enjoy practicing gastroenterology as it is a complex speciality with a variety of illnesses and in particular, plays a pivotal role in the prevention of colon cancer. Compassion, empathy and communication are the cornerstones of patient care. With these in mind, I am able to provide exceptional care to my patients grounded in evidence based medicine.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Tivakaran is a gastroenterologist with more than three decades of extensive clinical experience in the fields of gastroenterology and hepatology. After 20 years in private practice, he spent 10+ years at Kaiser Permanente. Upon retiring from Kaiser Permanente, he joined the department of Gastroeterology at UC Davis.

Dr. Tivakaran’s clinical interests include management of general gastroenterology conditions with a special focus on colon cancer prevention & Inflammatory bowel disease. At the present time, his main role is that of a proceduralist (performing colonoscopies and upper endoscopies).


Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Undergraduate School

P.U.C., Loyola College, Loyola College Chennai, Tamilnadu, India 1968

Undergraduate School

1st B.Sc., Pre-Med, Loyola College, Loyola College Chennai, Tamilnadu, India 1969

Medical School

M.B.B.S., M.D., J.J.M. Medical College, Mysore University Davangere, Karnataka, India 1976


Internal Medicine, Prince Georges General Hospital, Cheverly MD 1979-1982


Gastroenterology, Providence Hospital, Southfield MI 1982-1984