Nicolas Tom Sawyer, M.D., M.B.A. for UC Davis Health

Nicolas Tom Sawyer, M.D., M.B.A.

Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine

To see if Nicolas Tom Sawyer is accepting new patients, or for assistance finding a UC Davis doctor, please call 800-2-UCDAVIS (800-282-3284).



Emergency Medicine

Health Policy

Health Systems


Emergency Medicine

Locations and Contact

Emergency Medicine Department

2315 Stockton Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95817

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Additional Numbers

Physician Referrals

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


Emergency Medicine

Undergraduate School

B.S., UC Davis, Davis CA 2006

Medical School

M.D., UC Irvine College of Medicine, Irvine CA 2012

Other School

M.B.A., Health Policy and Economics, UC Irvine, Paul Merage School of Business, Irvine CA 2012


Emergency Medicine, Atrium Health Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte NC 2013-2015


Emergency Medicine Health Policy, UC Davis Health, Sacramento CA 2015-2016

Media Award, American College of Emergency Physicians, California Chapter, 2020

Gold Humanism Scholars at The Harvard Macy Institute Program for Educators, Gold Folundation, 2016

Academic Excellence Award in Economic and Public Policy, UC Irvine Paul Merage School of Business, 2012

Office of Educational Affairs Service Award, UC Irvine School of Medicine, 2008, 2012

Outstanding Involvement in Community Service, UC Irvine School of Medicine, 2011

Sawyer NT, Danielson A, Johl K, Williams DM. Introduction to Health Systems Science: Experiential Learning Through Patient Interviews in the Emergency Department. AEM Educ Train. 2020 Aug 11;5(2):e10512.

Sawyer NT, Nguyen M. HIPAA Versus CIPA (California Invasion of Privacy Act): Are Physicians Protected from Live Social Media Streaming in the Emergency Department? West J Emerg Med. 2020 Apr 13;21(3):583-585.

Schmalz A, Sawyer NT.The EMTALA Loophole in Psychiatric Care. West J Emerg Med. 2020 Jan 27;21(2):244-246.

Sawyer NT. In the U.S. "Healthcare" Is Now Strictly a Business Term. West J Emerg Med. 2018 May;19(3):494-495.

Sawyer NT, Coburn JD. Community Paramedicine: 911 Alternative Destinations Are a Patient Safety Issue. West J Emerg Med. 2017 Feb;18(2):219-221.

Sawyer NT. Why the EMTALA Mandate for Emergency Care Does not Equal Healthcare "Coverage". West J Emerg Med. 2017 Jun;18(4):551-552.

Sawyer NT, Williams M. UCI EMIG Students Stress the Deadly Consequences of Drinking to Santa Ana Seniors. Western J of Emerg Med: Integrating Emerg Care wi Pop Health. 2010 Sept;11(4).