Associate Team Physician and Associate Medical Director, UC Davis Intercollegiate Athletics
To see if Kevin James Burnham is accepting new patients, or for assistance finding a UC Davis doctor, please call 800-2-UCDAVIS (800-282-3284).
I want to improve the health and quality of life of my patients through a comprehensive treatment approach, individualized to each patient, and based on the best-available medical evidence.
Dr. Burnham is clinically active in Primary Care Internal Medicine and Primary Care Sports Medicine. He is the Associate Head Team physician for UC Davis Athletics. His clinical interests include adult primary care, office-based primary care procedures, diagnosis and management of musculoskeletal injuries and conditions, and point-of-care ultrasound.
Dr. Burnham has additional interests in graduate medical education, point-of-care ultrasound, and the diagnosis and management of sport-related illness and injury.
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
B.S., Chemistry, UC Davis, Davis CA 2004
M.D., UC San Diego School of Medicine, San Diego CA 2009
Internal Medicine, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento CA 2009-2010
Internal Medicine, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento CA 2010-2012
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation/Sports Medicine, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento CA 2013-2014
Chief Resident Internal Medicine, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento CA 2012-2013
Internal Medicine "Top Doctor," Sacramento Magazine, 2021
Sports Medicine “Top Doctor”, Sacramento Magazine 2019, 2020, 2021
Outstanding Ambulatory Care Faculty, UC Davis Department of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine Residency, 2020, 2021
Outstanding Clinician Award, UC Davis Department of Internal Medicine, 2018
Ganjaei KG, Ray JW, Waite B, Burnham KJ. The Fascial System in Musculoskeletal Function and Myofascial Pain. Curr Phys Med Rehabil Rep. 2020 Dec;8(4):1-9. doi:10.1007/s40141-020-00302-3.
Hellier Y, Wilson M, Leahy A, Burnham K. Pharmacy multidisciplinary stewardship program for high-risk patients prescribed opioids in an academic clinic. J Opioid Manag. 2020 Sep/Oct 2020;16(5):341-350. doi:10.5055/jom.2020.0589. PMID:33226091.
Mullins K, Burnham KJ, Cohen S, Fair J, Ray J. Identification and Analysis of Bacterial Contamination of Ultrasound Transducers and Multi-Use Ultrasound Transmission Gel Bottle Tips Before and After the Aseptic Cleansing Technique. J Ultrasound Med. 2020 Apr;39(10):1957-1963. doi:10.1002/jum.15300. PMID:32339352.
Wuellner JC, Nathe C, Kreulen CD, Burnham KJ, Giza E. Chronic Exertional Compartment Syndrome: The Athlete’s Claudication. Operative Techniques in Sports Medicine. 2017;25(2):52-58. doi:10.1053/j.otsm.2017.03.004.
Artyukhin AA, Burnham KJ, Levchenko AA, Talroze RV, Stroeve P. Polyelectrolyte Adsorption on a Surface-Confined Surfactant. Langmuir. 2003;19(6):2243-2248. doi:10.1021/la026640s.
Burnham KJ, Tanji JL, Davis BA. Clinical Case Abstract – An Unusual Case of Lateral Hip Pain. American Medical Society for Sports Medicine 23rd Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA. 2014 Apr 5-9. Clinical J of Sports Medicine. 2014;24(2):e1.
Burnham KJ, Arai TJ, Dubowitz DJ, Henderson AC, Holverda S, Buxton RB, Prisk GK, Hopkins SR. Pulmonary perfusion heterogeneity is increased by sustained, heavy exercise in humans. J Appl Physiol (1985). 2009 Nov;107(5):1559-68. doi:10.1152/japplphysiol.00491.2009. Epub 2009 Sep 10. PMID:19745192.
Burnham KJ, Arai TJ, Dubowitz DJ, Henderson AC, Buxton RB, Prisk GK, Hopkins SR. The Effect of Sustained, Heavy Exercise on Pulmonary Perfusion Heterogeneity. Abstract for Poster Presentation. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2008 Apr:177.
Burnham KJ. Chapter questions: Golf; Medical Terminology; Rugby; Taping. Davis BA, Section Editor. ACSM Sports Medicine: A Comprehensive Review, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. 2012.