Jeffrey Leonard Tanji, M.D. for UC Davis Health

Jeffrey Leonard Tanji, M.D.

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).



Sports Medicine


Orthopaedic Surgery

Locations and Contact

2440 West Covell Blvd
Davis, CA 95616

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Additional Numbers

Clinic Phone


Physician Referrals

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

Philosophy of Care

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.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Tanji is a Sports Medicine specialist seeing patients at the UCDMG Davis Specialty Office. His practice is limited to referrals only.

Research/Academic Interests

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.


Orthopaedic Surgery

Center/Program Affiliation

Sports Medicine Program
UC Davis Medical Group

Undergraduate School

B.S., Stanford University, Palo Alto CA 1978

Medical School

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.