Suraj Timilsina, M.D., Rh.M.S.U.S. for UC Davis Health

Suraj Timilsina, M.D., Rh.M.S.U.S.

Health Sciences Assistant Clinical Professor

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




Rheumatology, Allergy and Clinical Immunology


Internal Medicine

Locations and Contact

UC Davis Medical Group - Davis (West Covell Boulevard)

UC Davis Medical Group - Davis (West Covell Boulevard)
2660 W. Covell Blvd.
Davis, CA 95616

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UC Davis Medical Group - Elk Grove

UC Davis Medical Group - Elk Grove Specialty Care
9390 Bighorn Blvd.
Elk Grove, CA 95758

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Phone: 916-683-3955

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Clinic Phone


Clinic Phone


Physician Referrals

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

Philosophy of Care

Dr. Timilsina educates, supports, and encourages patients and their families to be involved in all aspects of their care throughout the continuum. He treats patients, families, and colleagues with dignity and values their diversity.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Timilsina is a rheumatologist offering care for adult patients with various autoimmune conditions like rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, vasculitis, inflammatory muscle diseases, and several rheumatologic disorders. He has special clinical interest and expertise in rheumatoid arthritis and autoimmune lung disease. He also utilizes musculoskeletal ultrasound to diagnose and treat several rheumatologic conditions.

When not working, he enjoys spending time with his wife and son. He also plays soccer and enjoys watching sports in his free time.

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Timilsina has special educational interest in teaching rheumatologic ultrasound to the fellows.


Rheumatology, Allergy and Clinical Immunology

Center/Program Affiliation

UC Davis Medical Group

Undergraduate School

I.Sc., Biology, St. Xavier’s College, Kathmandu, Nepal 1999

Medical School

M.B.B.S., Nepal Medical College, Kathmandu, Nepal 2006


Internal Medicine, MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital of Maryland, Baltimore MD 2010-2011


Internal Medicine, MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital of Maryland, Baltimore MD 2011-2013


Rheumatology, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha NE 2016-2018

Fellows Scholarship, Ultrasound School or North American Rheumatologists (USSONAR), 2017

Department of Internal Medicine Quality Improvement Development Award, 2017

Fellows-in-Training Annual Meeting Scholarship, American College of Rheumatology 2016, 2017

Fellows-in-Training State-of-the Art Clinical Symposium Scholarship, American College of Rheumatology, 2017

Finalist, Outstanding PGY-3 Resident, MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital of Maryland, 2013

Timilsina S, Brittan K, O'Dell JR, Brophy M, Davis-Karim A, Henrie AM, Neogi T, Newcomb J, Palevsky PM, Pillinger MH, Pittman D, Taylor TH, Wu H, Mikuls TR. Design and Rationale for the Veterans Affairs "Cooperative Study Program 594 Comparative Effectiveness in Gout: Allopurinol vs. Febuxostat" Trial. Contemp Clin Trials. 2018 May;68:102-108. doi:10.1016/j.cct.2018.03.015. Epub 2018 Mar 27. PMID:29597007.