Lisa D. Mills, M.D.


Director of Emergency Medicine Ultrasound

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



Emergency Medicine


Emergency Medicine

Locations and Contact

Patient Support Services Building

Patient Support Services Building
4150 V St.
Sacramento, CA 95817

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Additional Numbers

Clinic Phone


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Physician Referrals

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

Philosophy of Care

To provide compassionate, accurate care to every patient on an individual basis.  

Clinical Interests

Dr. Mills clinical and research interests focus on ultrasonography.


Emergency Medicine

Undergraduate School

B.A., UC Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara CA 1994

Medical School

M.D., Hahnemann University School of Medicine, Philadelphia PA 1999


Emergency Medicine, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas TX 1999-2002


Emergency Ultrasound, Louisana State University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans LA 2002-2003

UC Davis Diamond Doc Award, 2022

Sacramento Magazine Top Doctor, 2022

The Balance Careers - 7 Best EMT Certification Programs of 2021, Best Hands-on Training, UC Davis Fire Department, 2021

National Collegiate EMS Foundation: Heart Safe Campus Award, UCDFD 2020 National Collegiate EMS Foundation: EMS Ready Campus, 2020

Mills LD, Trauernicht N, Hartinger N. Lessons from Early Vaccination of Campus EMS Providers at the University of California, Davis. J Collegiate EMS. 2021 Aug 4(1). doi:10.30542/JCEMS.2021.04.02.

Waligora G, Gaddis G, Church A, Mills L. Rapid Systematic Review: The Appropriate Use of Quick Sequential Organ Failure Assessment (qSOFA) in the Emergency Department. J Emerg Med. 2020 Dec;59(6):977-983. doi:10.1016/j.jemermed.2020.06.043. Epub 2020 Aug 20. PMID:32829969.

Waligora, G, Mills, LD, Church, A. The Use of qSOFA in the Emergency Department. Clinical Practice Statement. 2019 Dec.

Mills LD. Atrial Fibrillation: How Long Has It Been? J Emerg Med. 2018 Oct;55(4):570. doi:10.1016/j.jemermed.2018.06.040. Epub 2018 Aug 22. PMID:30143330.

Parri N, Crosby BJ, Mills L, Soucy Z, Musolino AM, Da Dalt L, Cirilli A, Grisotto L, Kuppermann N. Point-of-Care Ultrasound for the Diagnosis of Skull Fractures in Children Younger Than Two Years of Age. J Pediatr. 2018 May;196:230-236.e2. doi:10.1016/j.jpeds.2017.12.057. Epub 2018 Feb 28. PMID:29499992.

Mills L, Morley EJ, Soucy Z, Vilke GM, Lam SHF. Ultrasound for the Diagnosis and Management of Suspected Urolithiasis in the Emergency Department. J Emerg Med. 2018 Feb;54(2):215-220. doi:10.1016/j.jemermed.2017.09.020. Epub 2017 Oct 28. PMID:29089155.

Melnikow J, Xing G, Cox G, Leigh P, Mills L, Miglioretti DL, Moghadassi M, Smith-Bindman R. Cost Analysis of the STONE Randomized Trial: Can Health Care Costs be Reduced One Test at a Time? Med Care. 2016 Apr;54(4):337-42. doi:10.1097/MLR.0000000000000487. PMID:26759975.

Soucy ZP, Mills L, Rose JS, Kelley K, Ramirez F, Kuppermann N. Creation of a High-fidelity, Low-cost Pediatric Skull Fracture Ultrasound Phantom. J Ultrasound Med. 2015 Aug;34(8):1473-8. doi:10.7863/ultra.34.8.1473. PMID:26206834.

Soucy ZP, Mills LD. American Academy of Emergency Medicine Position Statement: Ultrasound Should Be Integrated into Undergraduate Medical Education Curriculum. J Emerg Med. 2015 Jul;49(1):89-90. doi:10.1016/j.jemermed.2014.12.092. Epub 2015 Apr 29. PMID:25934381.

Smith-Bindman R, Aubin C, Bailitz J, Bengiamin RN, Camargo CA Jr, Corbo J, Dean AJ, Goldstein RB, Griffey RT, Jay GD, Kang TL, Kriesel DR, Ma OJ, Mallin M, Manson W, Melnikow J, Miglioretti DL, Miller SK, Mills LD, Miner JR, Moghadassi M, Noble VE, Press GM, Stoller ML, Valencia VE, Wang J, Wang RC, Cummings SR. Ultrasonography versus computed tomography for suspected nephrolithiasis. N Engl J Med. 2014 Sep 18;371(12):1100-10. doi:10.1056/NEJMoa1404446. PMID:25229916.