Christine Nicole McBeth, D.O., M.S.P.H. for UC Davis Health

Christine Nicole McBeth, D.O., M.S.P.H.

Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine

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Emergency Medicine


Emergency Medicine

Locations and Contact

UC Davis Medical Center

UC Davis Medical Center
2315 Stockton Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95817

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Philosophy of Care

My goal is to make all of my patients and their families in the Emergency Department feel comforted, well-cared for, respected and heard. I want to hear what your concerns are and come up with a plan together how we can best address those concerns while in the Emergency Department. Our goal together should be to rule out any life-threatening or emergent diagnoses while also helping to navigate the health care system to get appropriate follow up.

Clinical Interests

Dr. McBeth is an emergency medicine physician who completed a two-year fellowship in Ultrasound and Global Health. She is board-certified in Emergency Medicine and achieved Focused Practice Designation in Advanced Emergency Medicine Ultrasonography. She is the Director for International Ultrasound and the co-director for the Global Health Area of Distinction for Emergency Medicine residents, as well as Director of Resident Ultrasound Education for Emergency Medicine. Dr. McBeth has special interest in performance improvement, resident education, diversity and equity, and teaching ultrasound in low-resource settings and developing emergency medicine as a specialty in low-resource countries. She has been actively involved in project in Uganda, Belize, Nepal, The Gambia, Laos and Vietnam.

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. McBeth's research interests include using ultrasound to improve medical education both internationally and in local health systems. This research includes using ultrasound in low-resource settings to create protocols to make faster diagnoses and to see how this work can improve patient outcomes. It also includes finding the most efficient ways to teach providers how to utilize ultrasound and maximize retention of skills.


Emergency Medicine

Center/Program Affiliation

Trauma Program

Undergraduate School

B.S., Biological Sciences, UC Santa Barbara, Goleta CA 2008

Medical School

D.O., Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, Downers Grove IL 2014

Other School

M.S.P.H., Public Health, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, UK 2019


Emergency Medicine, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento CA 2014-2015


Emergency Medicine, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento CA 2015-2017


Ultrasound and Global Health, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento CA 2017-2019

Diamond Doc Award, UC Davis Health System, 2021, 2022

Golden Probe Award for Ultrasound, UC Davis Emergency Medicine, 2017

Resident Research Day Winner, UC Davis Emergency Medicine, 2017

French C, McBeth C. A 6-yearold male with rectal pain…” Case Challenge. Amer Institute Ultrasound Med. 2022 Dec 12. Available at:

McBeth C. SAEM Clinical Images Series: A Backpacker’s Rash. Academic Life Emerg Med. 2022 Aug 1. Availabe at:

Hess SY, Smith TJ, Fischer PR, Trehan I, Hiffler L, Arnold CD, Sitthideth D, Tancredi DJ, Schick MA, Yeh J, Stein-Wexler R, McBeth CN, Tan X, Nhiacha K, Kounnavong S. Establishing a case definition of thiamine responsive disorders among infants and young children in Lao PDR: protocol for a prospective cohort study. BMJ Open. 2020 Feb 13;10(2):e036539. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2019-036539. PMID:32060165.

Hallweaver M, McBeth C, Stolz L, Struder A, Schick M. Ultrasound in the Limited-Resource Setting: A Systematic Qualitative Review. Curr Radiol Rep. 2019;7:21. doi:10.1007/s40134-019-0331-y.

McBeth C, Winters L. Education. Global Point of Care Ultrasound: A Technical Guide. 2021;4. Available at:

McBeth C. A Case of Endomyocardial Fibrosis. Schick M, Stein-Wexler R (Eds). Ultrasound in Resource-Limited Settings: A Case Based, Open Access Text. Manifold. 2020. Available at:

McBeth C. Cavitary Lesion of the Lung. Schick M, Stein-Wexler R (Eds). Ultrasound in Resource-Limited Settings: A Case Based, Open Access Text, Manifold. 2020. Available at:

Espinoza G, McBeth C, Schick M. Ocular Ultrasound. McGahan J, Schick M, Mills L (eds). Fundamentals of Emergency Ultrasound, Elsevier. 2020:59-67.

Winters L, McBeth C, Schick M. Peritonsillar Abscess Ultrasound. McGahan J, Schick M, Mills L (eds). Fundamentals of Emergency Ultrasound, Elsevier. 2020:41-47.