1. Provide a leadership role in quality assurance and implementation
  2. Reduce medical errors and improve patient safety by
    • Decreasing regional variation through the implementation of a shared baseline for the management of various disease processes based on most recent evidence and current best practice
    • Being intimately involved in the development and deployment of an electronic medical record
    • Facilitating and emphasizing communication across a spectrum of environments and health care providers
  3. Provide outstanding education/mentoring to medical students and residents on principles of hospital based medicine
  4. Develop and implement quality improvement initiatives for the UC Davis Health System

Program characteristics

  • 24-hour per day availability for evaluation of admissions from emergency room as well as outside referrals of patients
  • 24-hour per day in-house availability to address ongoing needs of our patients
  • Immediate, easy access to our medical staff and primary care locations for hospital referrals
  • Participate in both faculty-only services and traditional inpatient teaching medical-ward services
  • Familiar and consistent approach to medical care
  • Providing continuity of care for hospitalized patient as well as consistent communication to the patient's primary care provider
  • Efficient, compassionate, high quality medical care

Division of Hospital Medicine Team

Mithu Molla, M.D. (Division Chief)
Voltaire Sinigayan, M.D. (Division Vice Chief)
Lia Africa, M.D.
Simon Ascher, M.D.
Joanna Baginski, M.D.
Anthony Bhe, M.D.
Bhuvaneswari Burugapalli, M.D.
Ru Cai, M.D.
Carolina Candotti, M.D.
Rinita Chakrapani, M.D.
Catherine Chia, M.D.
Wendy Chu, M.D.
Anna Dahov, M.D.
Theresa Duong, M.D.
Jennifer Fan, M.D.
Wendy Garabedian, M.D.
Raminder Gill, M.D.
Andrea Kim, M.D.
Nicholas Klimberg, M.D.
Nathalie Kolandjian, M.D.
Emily Marquet, M.D.
Kristy Mathes, M.D.
Madina Mohammadi, M.D.
Shaheen Najafi, M.D.
Diana Nguyen, M.D.
Daniel Okamoto, M.D.
Rogelio Pinon-Gutierrez, M.D.
Nisha Punatar, M.D.
Brenda Ruvalcaba, M.D.
Maha Sami, M.D.
Lucy Shi, M.D.
Eric Signoff, M.D.
Monica Srivastava, M.D.
Lionel Tan, M.D.
Tianyi Wang, M.D.
Huixia Wei, M.D.
James Nicholas Welch, M.D.
Clara Yang, M.D
Kenneth Zhou, M.D.

Sabrina Dias, M.H.A.

Division of Hospital Medicine Manager

Tel: 916-734-8611
Fax: 916-734-7924

Cristina Cruz
Division of Hospital Medicine Coordinator

Tel: 916-734-7506
Fax: 916-734-7924