Mithu S. Molla, M.B.A., M.D. for UC Davis Health

Mithu S. Molla, M.B.A., M.D.

Chief, Division of Hospital Medicine

Health Sciences Clinical Professor

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Internal Medicine

Hospital 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

As physicians, spending time with our patients to hear their story and learn about them is one of the most precious tools we have. I believe that patients need to have time to tell their story, and doctors need to have time to listen and be present. The patient’s story guides us in our quest to discover, and helps us as we attempt to understand, comfort, and cure.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Molla is board certified in Internal Medicine and practices as an adult Hospital Medicine specialist that cares for patients who need admission to the hospital for treatment. He works closely with other disciplines such as nursing, and coordinates care with other specialists. He orders diagnostic studies and provides treatment for patients throughout their hospitalization.

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Molla has interests in medical education and quality improvement. As an attending physician, he enjoys teaching medical students and trainees, helping them to appreciate patient care at the bedside, as they learn both the science and the art of medicine. He also enjoys working to improve quality of care, and making systems work to better serve our medical community.


Hospital Medicine

Undergraduate School

B.A., Biology , West Virginia University, Morgantown WV 1994

Medical School

M.D., West Virginia University School of Medicine, Morgantown WV 1999

Other School

M.B.A., George Washington University, Washington DC 2007


Internal Medicine, George Washington University, Washington DC 1999-2002


Microbiology, West Virginia University, Morgantown WV 1996-1997

Outstanding Clinician Award, 2017

Dean's Excellence in Clinical Care, 2016

Internal Medicine Faculty Teaching Award, 2014

Medical School Teaching Award, 2014

Shifa Clinic Award for Community Service, 2012

Schnipper JL, Reyes Nieva H, Mallouk M, Mixon A, Rennke S, Chu E, Mueller S, Smith GRR Jr, Williams MV, Wetterneck TB, Stein J, Dalal A, Labonville S, Sridharan A, Stolldorf DP, Orav EJ, Levin B, Gresham M, Yoon C, Goldstein J, Platt S, Nyenpan CT, Howell E, Kripalani S; MARQUIS2 Site Leaders; MARQUIS2 Study Group. Effects of a refined evidence-based toolkit and mentored implementation on medication reconciliation at 18 hospitals: results of the MARQUIS2 study. BMJ Qual Saf. 2022 Apr;31(4):278-286. doi:10.1136/bmjqs-2020-012709. Epub 2021 Apr 29. PMID:33927025.

Ayele R, Manges KA, Leonard C, Lee M, Galenbeck E, Molla M, Levy C, Burke RE. How Context Influences Hospital Readmissions from Skilled Nursing Facilities: A Rapid Ethnographic Study. J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2021 Jun;22(6):1248-1254.e3. doi:10.1016/j.jamda.2020.08.001. Epub 2020 Sep 14. PMID:32943342.

Woldemichael B, Molla M, Aronowitz P. Erythema Nodosum Leprosum. J Gen Intern Med. 2021 May;36(5):1429-1430. doi:10.1007/s11606-021-06620-z. Epub 2021 Jan 29. PMID:33515194.

Molla M, Le K, Mendoza P. When the Meds Don’t Reach the Bed. PSNet. 2020 Aug 26.

Chia C, Molla M. Wrong Catheter in the Right Patient. PSNet. 2020 May 27.

Sanchez ES, Tran-Reina M, Ackerman-Barger K, Phung K, Molla M, Ton H. Implicit Biases, Interprofessional Communication, and Power Dynamics. PSNet. 2020 Apr 29.

Mixon AS, Smith GR Jr, Mallouk M, Nieva HR, Kripalani S, Rennke S, Chu E, Sridharan A, Dalal A, Mueller S, Williams M, Wetterneck T, Stein JM, Stolldorf D, Howell E, Orav J, Labonville S, Levin B, Yoon C, Gresham M, Goldstein J, Platt S, Nyenpan C, Schnipper JL; MARQUIS2 Site Leaders; MARQUIS2 Study Group. Design of MARQUIS2: study protocol for a mentored implementation study of an evidence-based toolkit to improve patient safety through medication reconciliation. BMC Health Serv Res. 2019 Sep 11;19(1):659. doi:10.1186/s12913-019-4491-5. PMID:31511070.

Molla M, Warren DS, Stewart SL, Stocking J, Johl H, Sinigayan V. A Lean Six Sigma Quality Improvement Project Improves Timeliness of Discharge from the Hospital. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2018 Jul;44(7):401-412. doi:10.1016/j.jcjq.2018.02.006. Epub 2018 May 28. PMID:30008352.

Kret-Sudjian E, Kenyon N, Molla M. Approach to Acquired Malnutrition in the Hospitalized Patient with Respiratory and Critical Illness. Hospital Med Clinics. 2017 Oct; 6(4):579-592. doi:10.1016/j.ehmc.2017.05.010.

Molla M, Kenyon N. Management of Respiratory Illness in the Hospitalized Patient. Guest Editor. Currently in press.