Daniel K. Colby, M.D. for UC Davis Health

Daniel K. Colby, M.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine

Co-Medical Director, Department of Emergency Medicine

Daniel K. Colby 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

UC Davis Medical Center

Emergency Medicine Department
2315 Stockton Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95817

Get Directions

Phone: 916-734-3790

Additional Numbers

Physician Referrals

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

Clinical Interests

Dr. Colby specializes in Emeregency Medicine, Medical Toxicology and Addiction Medicine. He is also the Addiction Medicine fellowship director and leads the Substance Use Intervention Team (SUIT).

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Colby’s academic interests include health equity, substance use disorders, critical care toxicology, health technology and medical education.


Emergency Medicine

Undergraduate School

B.S., Neuroscience, UCLA, Los Angeles CA 2006

Medical School

M.D., UC Irvine College of Medicine, Irvine CA 2011


Emergency Medicine, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento CA 2011-2013


Medical Toxicology, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento CA 2013-2016

Golden Probe Award, UC Davis Department of Emergency Medicine, 2014

Emergency Medicine Simulation Challenge Champion, California ACEP Annual Assembly, 2014

Gessin J, Colby D, Hopkins H, Kann G, Clingan C, Crum B, Danielson A, Hunt R, Chenoweth J. Emergency Department Prevention of Ventilator Associated Pneumonia. UC Davis Health System Integrating Quality Symposium. 2012 [Poster]

Buck BH, Starkman S, Eckstein M, Kidwell CS, Haines J, Huang R, Colby D, Saver JL. Dispatcher recognition of stroke using the National Academy Medical Priority Dispatch System. Stroke. 2009 Jun;40(6):2027-30. doi:10.1161/STROKEAHA.108.545574. Epub 2009 Apr 23. PMID:19390065.

Moftakhar P, Colby D, Starkman S, Saver JL, UCLA Student Stroke  Team. The accuracy of prehos- pital stroke identification instruments: prospective comparison of the LAPSS, CPSS, and ELAPSS. Stroke. 2008. [Abstract]

Colby D, Long T, Glocke S, Kellenbeck E, Parker N, Clingan C, Barton J. EMR Dot Phrases Increase Emergency Physicians’ Use of Clinical Decision Rules. UC Davis Health System Integrating Quality Symposium. 2013 [Poster]