Jeffrey Robert Vitt, M.D. for UC Davis Health

Jeffrey Robert Vitt, M.D.

Assistant Professor, Departments of Neurological Surgery and Neurology

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Neurocritical Care

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Neurosurgery Clinic

3160 Folsom Blvd
Sacramento, CA 95816

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

Philosophy of Care

I strive to deliver individualized and cutting-edge therapies in order to optimize brain health, prevent further damage, and maximize the potential for excellent recovery. Many of my patients present with sudden and often life-threatening neurological injury and it is my honor to support them and their families through these difficult times while providing compassionate and expert medical care.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Vitt is a neurologist and neurocritical care physician offering care for patients with a variety of acute neurologic conditions including traumatic brain injury, ischemic stroke, intracerebral hemorrhage, subarachnoid hemorrhage, hypoxic-ischemic brain injury following cardiac arrest and status epilepticus. He has particular clinical interest and expertise in advanced neuro-monitoring to optimize patient care following brain injury.

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Vitt's research focuses on multimodal neuromonitoring strategies as a way to improve our understanding of cerebral physiology, particularly in the setting of different forms of brain injury, and how it can be optimized to improve patient outcomes. He has particular interest in transcranial doppler as a means to monitor intracerebral blood flow and brain perfusion in critically ill patients.


Neurological Surgery

Center/Program Affiliation

UC Davis Medical Group

Undergraduate School

B.S., UC Davis, Davis CA 2009

Medical School

M.D., Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington DC 2014


Internal Medicine, UC San Francisco, San Francisco CA 2014-2015


Neurology, UC San Francisco, San Francisco CA 2015-2018


Neurocritical Care, UC San Francisco, San Francisco CA 2018-2020

The Clinical Scholar Award - Neurology, Georgetown University School of Medicine, 2014

The Barbara Bregman Award in Neuroscience, Georgetown University School of Medicine, 2014

Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, Washington, D.C. Beta Chapter, 2013

Award in Academics and Research, UC Davis, 2009

Liu X, Vitt JR, Hetts SW, Gudelunas K, Ho N, Ko N, Hu X. Morphological changes of intracranial pressure quantifies vasodilatory effect of verapamil to treat cerebral vasospasm. J Neurointerv Surg. 2020 Aug;12(8):802-808. doi:10.1136/neurintsurg-2019-015499. Epub 2020 Jan 20. PMID:31959633.

Madhok DY, Vitt JR, MacIsaac D, Hsia RY, Kim AS, Hemphill JC. Early Do-Not-Resuscitate Orders and Outcome After Intracerebral Hemorrhage. Neurocrit Care. 2020 Jul 13. doi:10.1007/s12028-020-01014-1. Epub ahead of print. PMID:32661793.

Vitt JR, Sun CH, Le Roux PD, Hemphill JC 3rd. Minimally invasive surgery for intracerebral hemorrhage. Curr Opin Crit Care. 2020 Apr;26(2):129-136. doi:10.1097/MCC.0000000000000695. PMID:32004194.

Vitt JR, Hamedani AG, Horn S, Gannon KP, Price RS, Greene M. Acquired Hemicerebral Atrophy Secondary to Chronic Internal Carotid Steno-Occlusive Disease: A Case Series. Neurohospitalist. 2020 Jan;10(1):38-42. doi:10.1177/1941874419859762. Epub 2019 Jun 30. PMID:31839863.

Vitt JR, Trillanes M, Hemphill JC 3rd. Management of Blood Pressure During and After Recanalization Therapy for Acute Ischemic Stroke. Front Neurol. 2019 Feb 21;10:138. doi:10.3389/fneur.2019.00138. PMID:30846967.

Madhok DY, Vitt JR, Nguyen AT. Overview of Neurovascular Physiology. Curr Neurol Neurosci Rep. 2018 Oct 23;18(12):99. doi:10.1007/s11910-018-0905-8. PMID:30353426.

Vitt JR, Kreple C, Mahmood N, Dickerson E, Lopez GY, Richie MB. Autoimmune pancerebellitis associated with pembrolizumab therapy. Neurology. 2018 Jul 10;91(2):91-93. doi:10.1212/WNL.0000000000005781. Epub 2018 Jun 6. PMID:29875219.

Vitt JR, Do LV, Shah NH, Fong G, Nguyen NY, Kim AS. Before-After Study of an Electronic Order Set for Reversal of Vitamin K Antagonist-Associated Intracerebral Hemorrhage. Neurohospitalist. 2018 Jan;8(1):18-23. doi:10.1177/1941874417714706. Epub 2017 Jun 22. PMID:29276558.

Baud MO, Vitt JR, Robbins NM, Wabl R, Wilson MR, Chow FC, Gelfand JM, Josephson SA, Miller S. Pleocytosis is not fully responsible for low CSF glucose in meningitis. Neurol Neuroimmunol Neuroinflamm. 2017 Dec 22;5(1):e425. doi: 10.1212/NXI.0000000000000425. PMID:29296633.

Vitt JR, Brown EG, Chow DS, Josephson SA. Confirmed case of levamisole-associated multifocal inflammatory leukoencephalopathy in a cocaine user. J Neuroimmunol. 2017 Apr 15;305:128-130. doi:10.1016/j.jneuroim.2017.01.018. Epub 2017 Feb 2. PMID:28284332.