David Keith Barnes, M.D., F.A.C.E.P. for UC Davis Health

David Keith Barnes, M.D., F.A.C.E.P.

Residency Program Director, Department of Emergency Medicine

Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine

Health Sciences Clinical Professor

David Keith Barnes is not currently accepting new patients. For assistance finding a UC Davis doctor, please call 800-2-UCDAVIS (800-282-3284).



Emergency Medicine


Emergency Medicine

Locations and Contact

Patient Support Services Building

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

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Additional Numbers

Clinic Phone


Clinic Fax


Physician Referrals

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

Philosophy of Care

Providing state-of-the-art emergency medical and trauma care with compassion.

Clinical Interests

Emergency Medicine

Research/Academic Interests

Resuscitation, Cardiac Arrest, Simulation, Emergency Medical Services, Graduate Medical Education, Quality Improvement


Emergency Medicine

Undergraduate School

General Science, George Washington University, Washington DC 1991-1992

Undergraduate School

B.S., Chemistry, University of Oregon, Eugene OR 1995

Medical School

M.D., Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine, Portland OR 2003


Emergency Medicine, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento CA 2003-2004


Emergency Medicine, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento CA 2004-2006

Parker J. Palmer “Courage to Teach” Award, Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, 2021

Chancellor’s Achievement Award for Diversity and Community 2019-2020, Department of Emergency Medicine UC Davis Health, 2020

Emergency Medicine Excellence Award 2017-2018, Department of Emergency Medicine, 2018

UC Davis Health System Chapter Education Award, 2016

Spirit of Excellence, ACEP, California State Chapter, 2015

Barnes D, McCallum WK. Delay in Appropriate Diagnosis and Treatment Leading to Death from Pulmonary Embolism. PSNet [internet]. 2021. https://psnet.ahrq.gov/web-mm/delay-appropriate-diagnosis-and-treatment-leading-deathpulmonary-embolism.

Maurier D, Barnes D. Premature Closure: Was It Just Syncope? PSNet [internet]. 2020. https://psnet.ahrq.gov/web-mm/premature-closurewas-it-just-syncope.

Barnes D, Chang R. Some Patients Can’t Wait: Improving Timeliness of Emergency Department Care. PSNet [internet].2020. https://psnet.ahrq.gov/web-mm/some-patients-cant-wait-improving- timeliness-emergency-departmentcare

Wolf SJ, Akhtar S, Gross E, Barnes D, Epter M, Fisher J, Moreira M, Smith M, House H. ACGME Clinical and Educational Work Hour Standards: Perspectives and Recommendations from Emergency Medicine Educators. West J Emerg Med. 2018 Jan;19(1):49-58. doi:10.5811/westjem.2017.11.35265. Epub 2017 Dec 22. PMID:29383056.

Barnes D and Awrey J. Media Review: Acute Care and Emergency Gynecology: A Case-Based Approach. Academic Emergency Medicine. Online 2015 Dec.

Ilgen JS, Bowen JL, McIntyre LA, Banh KV, Barnes D, Coates WC, Druck J, Fix ML, Rimple D, Yarris LM, Eva KW. Comparing diagnostic performance and the utility of clinical vignette-based assessment under testing conditions designed to encourage either automatic or analytic thought. Acad Med. 2013 Oct;88(10):1545-51. doi:10.1097/ACM.0b013e3182a31c1e. PMID:23969355.

Sokolove PE, Barnes D. Extensor and Flexor Tendon Injuries in the Hand, Wrist, and Foot. Roberts and Hedges: Procedures in Emergency Medicine, 6th edition. 2013;8(48):956-979. 

Barnes D and Stevenson D. Media Review: Vascular Emergencies: Expert Management for the Emergency Physician. Academic Emergency Medicine. 2014;21(9):E3.

Barnes D, Luz J. Play-By-Play with the Expert: An attending physician’s approach to pulmonary embolism, ultrasound, and resuscitation. EM Resident. Dec 2013/Jan 2014:32-33.

Joseph D, Johnson SW, Joseph M, Seif D, Zareh M, Barnes D, Elliot A, Kochert E, Kulstad C, Nelson M, Riguzzi C, Slattery D, Henderson SO. The implementation of therapeutic hypothermia in the emergency department: a multi-institution case review. Ther Hypothermia Temp Manag. 2012 Sep;2(3):138-43. doi:10.1089/ther.2012.0015. PMID:24716450.