Associate Medical Director, Division of Sports Medicine, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
Jeffrey Leonard Tanji is not currently accepting new patients. For assistance finding a UC Davis doctor, please call 800-2-UCDAVIS (800-282-3284).
Everyone is an athlete -- Sports Medicine is not limited to professional, elite, team based athlete but encompasses everyone who wishes an active lifestyle of any age and interest. My job is to listen, be a support to all who wish to be physically active and to work with them to overcome injuries and limitations.
Dr. Tanji is a Sports Medicine specialist seeing patients at the UCDMG Davis Specialty Office. His practice is limited to referrals only.
Before retirement, my academic interests were in delineating the role of exercise to control high blood pressure and treating young athletes with concussion. At this stage of my career, I am involved in writing policy to keep athletes safe from sexual violence and to work at a national level on writing policy to close health disparities in the field of sport and exercise medicine.
B.S., Stanford University, Palo Alto CA 1978
M.D., UC Davis School of Medicine, Davis CA 1982
Family Medicine, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento CA 1982-1983
Family Medicine, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento CA 1983-1985
Founder and Past President, American Medical Society for Sports Medicine,
Distinguished Alumni Award, UC Davis School of Medicine, 2020
Excellence in Diversity Award, UC Davis Medical Center, 1998
Young Alumnus of the Year Award, Cal Aggie Alumni Association, 1992
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, UC Davis School of Medicine, 1982
AMSSM Task Force on Sexual Violence in the Athlete. Consensus Statement: Report of the AMSSM Task Force on Sexual Violence in the Athlete. Br J Sport Med. 2021;55:132-134. (simultaneously published in Clin J of Sport Med, Sports Health and AMSSM website.)
Novak M, Tanji J. Everyone is an Athlete. Br J Sport Med. 2018;52:141.