Christian Sandrock, M.D., M.P.H., FCCP for UC Davis Health

Christian Sandrock, M.D., M.P.H., FCCP

Vice Chair for Quality and Safety

Division Vice Chief of Internal Medicine

Director of Critical Care

Professor of Medicine

To see if Christian Sandrock is accepting new patients, or for assistance finding a UC Davis doctor, please call 800-2-UCDAVIS (800-282-3284).



Emerging Infectious Diseases

Outbreak Management


Critical Care Medicine


Internal Medicine

Locations and Contact

UC Davis Medical Center

UC Davis Medical Center
2315 Stockton Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95817

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Physician Referrals

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

Philosophy of Care

Dr. Sandrock believes in a patient-driven and centered approach that focuses on holistic care, including family support, alternative therapies, religion, lifestyle practices, cultural practices and other modalities in conjunction with conventional therapies.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Sandrock has clinical interests in respiratory infections, community-acquired and viral pneumonia, and ICU-acquired infections. His research interests include emerging infectious diseases at the animal and human interface, particularly respiratory infections such as avian influenza, SARS, and other diseases acquired by humans.

Research/Academic Interests

His research interests include emerging infectious diseases at the animal and human interface, particularly respiratory infections such as avian influenza, SARS, and other diseases acquired by humans.


Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine

Undergraduate School

B.A., Rutgers University, New Brunswick NJ 1992

Medical School

M.D., Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington DC 1996

Other School

M.P.H., University of Lund, Lund, Sweden 2005


Internal Medicine, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento CA 1996-1997


Internal Medicine, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento CA 1997-1999


Infectious Diseases & Pulmonary and Critical Care, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento CA 1999-2005

Diamond Doc Award, 2021

Certificate of Appreciation Yolo County Health Department Mass Vaccination Clinic Drill, 2004

Outstanding Fellow, 2003

Betty Ford Center Professional in Residence, 1993

Pellegrini Scholarship of Swiss Benevolent Society, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996

LoVecchio F, Schranz J, Alexander E, Mariano D, Meads A, Sandrock C, Moran GJ, Giordano PA. Oral 5-Day Lefamulin for Outpatient Management of Community-Acquired Bacterial Pneumonia: Post-hoc Analysis of the Lefamulin Evaluation Against Pneumonia (LEAP) 2 Trial. J Emerg Med. 2021 Jun;60(6):781-792. doi:10.1016/j.jemermed.2021.02.001. Epub 2021 Mar 14. PMID:33731270.

Bays DJ, Nguyen MH, Cohen SH, Waldman S, Martin CS, Thompson GR, Sandrock C, Tourtellotte J, Pugashetti JV, Phan C, Nguyen HH, Warner GY, Penn BH. Investigation of nosocomial SARS-CoV-2 transmission from two patients to healthcare workers identifies close contact but not airborne transmission events. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2021 Sep;42(9):1046-1052. doi:10.1017/ice.2020.321. Epub 2020 Jul 3. PMID:32618530.

Sandrock C, Aziz SR. Travel/Tropical Medicine and Pandemic Considerations for the Global Surgeon. Oral Maxillofac Surg Clin North Am. 2020 Aug;32(3):407-425. doi:10.1016/j.coms.2020.05.001. Epub 2020 May 8. PMID:32473858.

Theriault N, Tillotson G, Sandrock CE. Global travel and Gram-negative bacterial resistance; implications on clinical management. Expert Rev Anti Infect Ther. 2021 Feb;19(2):181-196. doi:10.1080/14787210.2020.1813022. Epub 2020 Sep 9. PMID:32815412.

Sharma R, Sandrock CE, Meehan J, Theriault N. Community-Acquired Bacterial Pneumonia-Changing Epidemiology, Resistance Patterns, and Newer Antibiotics: Spotlight on Delafloxacin. Clin Drug Investig. 2020 Oct;40(10):947-960. doi:10.1007/s40261-020-00953-z. Erratum in: Clin Drug Investig. 2021 Feb;41(2):197. PMID:32889706.

Alexander E, Goldberg L, Das AF, Moran GJ, Sandrock C, Gasink LB, Spera P, Sweeney C, Paukner S, Wicha WW, Gelone SP, Schranz J. Oral Lefamulin vs Moxifloxacin for Early Clinical Response Among Adults With Community-Acquired Bacterial Pneumonia: The LEAP 2 Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA. 2019 Nov 5;322(17):1661-1671. doi:10.1001/jama.2019.15468. PMID:31560372.

Najafi S, Sandrock C. Hospitalized Patients with Acute Pneumonia. Hosp Med Clin. 2017 Oct;6(4):456-469. doi:10.1016/j.ehmc.2017.05.012. Epub 2017 Sep 15. PMID:32288999.

Nguyen LP, Sriratanaviriyakul N, Sandrock C. A Rare but Reversible Cause of Hematemesis. Case Reports in Critical Care. 2016;2370109. doi:10.1155/2016/2370109.

Albertson TE, Harper R, Murin S, Sandrock C. Patient considerations in the treatment of COPD: focus on the new combination inhaler umeclidinium/vilanterol. Patient Prefer Adherence. 2015 Feb 2;9:235-42. doi:10.2147/PPA.S71535. PMID:25673975.

Aksenov AA, Sandrock CE, Zhao W, Sankaran S, Schivo M, Harper R, Cardona CJ, Xing Z, Davis CE. Cellular scent of influenza virus infection. Chembiochem. 2014 May 5;15(7):1040-8. doi:10.1002/cbic.201300695. Epub 2014 Apr 9. PMID:24719290.

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