Kurt Schaberg, M.D. for UC Davis Health

Kurt Schaberg, M.D.

Pathology Residency Program Director

Associate Health Sciences Clinical Professor

Kurt Schaberg is not currently accepting new patients. For assistance finding a UC Davis doctor, please call 800-2-UCDAVIS (800-282-3284).



Pathology - Gastrointestinal


Locations and Contact

Pathology Building

4400 V St.
Sacramento, CA 95817

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Physician Referrals

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

Clinical Interests

Dr. Schaberg is an anatomic pathologist with specialized training in surgical pathology of the gastrointestinal tract. He also practices general cytopathology and performs ultrasound-guided fine needle aspirations. He has a special clinical interest in inflammatory diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, particularly ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease.

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Schaberg's research focuses on gastrointestinal surgical pathology and cytopathology, particularly of the liver and pancreas. He also has strong interests in inflammatory diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, including ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease, and education.


Anatomic Pathology

Center/Program Affiliation

UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center

Undergraduate School

B.A., Middlebury College, Middlebury VT 2009

Medical School

M.D., University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington VT 2013


Anatomic Pathology, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford CA 2013-2016


Gastrointestinal Pathology, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford CA 2015-2017


Cytopathology, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford CA 2016-2017

Pathology "Power List," The Pathologist Magazine, 2021

"40 under 40," American Society of Clinical Pathology, 2021

Faculty Teaching Award, UC Davis Department of Pathology, 2020

Professionalism Award, UC Davis Department of Pathology, 2020

Boris Ruebner Excellence in Teaching Award, UC Davis Division of Gastroenterology, 2020

Anatomic Pathology Faculty Teaching Award, University of Kentucky, Department of Pathology, 2018

Fellow Teaching Award, Stanford University School of Medicine, Department of Pathology, 2017

Alpha Omega Alpha, University of Vermont College of Medicine, 2012

Phorlus Wasserman Prize, University of Vermont College of Medicine, 2011

McGraw-Hill/Lange Medical Student Award, University of Vermont College of Medicine, 2010

Eagle Scout with Three Palms, Boy Scouts of America, 2002

Kozak MM, Shah J, Chen M, Schaberg K, von Eyben R, Chen JJ, Bui T, Kong C, Kaplan M, Divi V, Hara W. Depth of invasion alone as a prognostic factor in low-risk early-stage oral cavity carcinoma. Laryngoscope. 2019 Sep;129(9):2082-2086. doi:10.1002/lary.27753. Epub 2019 Jan 2. PMID:30604435.

Schaberg K. Handouts 2.0: enhanced capabilities and continued relevance. Clin Teach. 2019 Dec;16(6):636-638. doi:10.1111/tct.12962. Epub 2018 Nov 8. PMID:30406966.

Erdrich J, Schaberg KB, Khodadoust MS, Zhou L, Shelton AA, Visser BC, Ford JM, Alizadeh AA, Quake SR, Kunz PL, Beausang JF. Surgical and molecular characterization of primary and metastatic disease in a neuroendocrine tumor arising in a tailgut cyst. Cold Spring Harb Mol Case Stud. 2018 Oct 1;4(5):a003004. doi:10.1101/mcs.a003004. PMID:30087100.

Schaberg KB, Kambham N, Sibley RK, Higgins JPT. Adenovirus Hepatitis: Clinicopathologic Analysis of 12 Consecutive Cases From a Single Institution. Am J Surg Pathol. 2017 Jun;41(6):810-819. doi:10.1097/PAS.0000000000000834. PMID:28296681.

Chen JJ, Shah JL, Harris JP, Bui TT, Schaberg K, Kong CS, Kaplan MJ, Divi V, Schoppy D, Le QT, Hara WY. Clinical Outcomes in Elderly Patients Treated for Oral Cavity Squamous Cell Carcinoma. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2017 Jul 15;98(4):775-783. doi:10.1016/j.ijrobp.2017.03.017. Epub 2017 Mar 18. PMID:28602409.

Schaberg KB, Novoa RA, Wakelee HA, Kim J, Cheung C, Srinivas S, Kwong BY. Immunohistochemical analysis of lichenoid reactions in patients treated with anti-PD-L1 and anti-PD-1 therapy. J Cutan Pathol. 2016 Apr;43(4):339-46. doi:10.1111/cup.12666. Epub 2016 Feb 10. PMID:26762844.

Schaberg KB, DiMaio MA, Longacre TA. Intraductal Papillary Mucinous Neoplasms Often Contain Epithelium From Multiple Subtypes and/or Are Unclassifiable. Am J Surg Pathol. 2016 Jan;40(1):44-50. doi:10.1097/PAS.0000000000000528. PMID:26469398.

Schaberg KB, Evans MF, Wilcox R, Lewis MR. Antisecretory medication is associated with decreased Helicobacter pylori detection in gastric marginal zone lymphoma. Ann Diagn Pathol. 2015 Dec;19(6):397-402. doi:10.1016/j.anndiagpath.2015.10.001. Epub 2015 Oct 22. PMID:26615705.

Schaberg KB, Chiou AS, Wang KC, Egbert BM. A fibrous papule with abundant CD34-immunoreactive ganglion-like multinucleated giant cells: a case report and review of the literature. Dermatol Online J. 2015 Jul 15;21(7):13030/qt1bd989kn. PMID:26436978.