UC Davis Health specialist Mark Lee

Choosing a UC Davis Health primary care doctor also means access to an entire team of expert specialists in more than 150 areas of academic medicine, informed by the latest science and medical insights. 

For our patients, the unique advantages include new options for prevention, diagnosis and treatment – many not available elsewhere in our region – and help for complex conditions from leaders in their fields.

(Note: most UC Davis Health specialists require a referral from your primary care physician or another specialist. See our appointments and FAQs pages). 

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Nationally ranked expertise

UC Davis Health is the region’s only health system to offer nationally ranked expertise in a variety of medical fields.

UC Davis Medical Center and UC Davis Children’s Hospital are routinely included among America’s best in annual U.S. News & World Report surveys.

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No 1. in Sacramento and No. 5 in California

U.S. News & World Report ranked UC Davis Medical Center the No. 1 hospital in Sacramento for 2018-19. 

UC Davis was the only Sacramento hospital that U.S. News listed among the five best in California.

Nationally ranked adult specialty expertise

U.S. News ranked UC Davis Medical Center among the nation’s top 50 medical centers in 11 adult specialty services in 2018-19.

Ranked specialties included cancer, cardiology & heart surgery, diabetes & endocrinology, ENT, geriatrics, gynecology, nephrology, neurology & neurosurgery, orthopedics, pulmonology and urology.

Nationally ranked pediatric specialty expertise

U.S. News ranked UC Davis Children’s Hospital among the nation's top 50 in five pediatric specialties in 2018-19.

Ranked specialties included neonatology, nephrology and pulmonology, as well as orthopedics and urology in collaboration with partner Shriners Hospitals for Children – Northern California.

High-performing for common conditions

U.S. News also rates several common types of care, and UC Davis Medical Center placed at the top level of “high performing” in abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, COPD, colon cancer surgery, heart bypass surgery, heart failure, knee replacement and lung cancer surgery. The hospital met expected standards of care for hip replacement and aortic valve surgery.