Larry Ha, M.D.

Resident, PGY 4

Medical School:
University of Utah School of Medicine

Personal Interests:
Hiking the National Parks, cryptocurrency mining, tennis

Reason for Choosing UC Davis:
Return closer to home, supportive academic environment

Clinical Interests:

  • Informatics
  • GI Pathology
  • Surgical Pathology
  • Public Health Advocacy

Research Interests:

  • Molecular characteristics of pancreatic and liver tumors
  • Machine learning
  • Improving EMR utilization

CV Highlights / Brief Biography:

Dr. Ha grew up in San Jose, CA. He went to undergraduate at the University of California, San Diego. He balanced his pre-medical studies with his part-time job in IT. He continued working in IT until he started medical school at the University of Utah. After medical school, he completed a Masters in Bioinformatics and worked as a Data Sciences graduate assistant in the Enterprise Data Warehouse at the University of Utah. He completed 2-years of AP/CP residency training at the University of Tennessee, Health Science Center before transferring to UC Davis.


  1. Larry Ha ​, Alex Wright, Dannen Wright, Ashlie Bernhisel, M.D., Jeff Pettey, M.D., Randall Olson, M.D. “High Vacuum and Aspiration on Phacoemulsification Efficiency and Chatter for Centurion.” Canada Journal of Ophthlalmology. 2019 Feb;51(1):136-138. PMID:30851768
  2. Dannen Wright, Alex Wright, Tyler Boulter, Brian Stagg, Brian Zaugg, ​Larry Ha ​, Brian Ta, Randall Olson, M.D. “Optimization of transversal phacoemulsification settings in peristaltic mode using a new transversal ultrasound machine.” J Cataract Refract Surg. 2017. 2017 Sep:43(9):1202-1206. PMID: 28991618.
  3. Jason Jensen, Michael Christiansen, Tyler Boulter, Sravanthi Vegunta, ​Larry Ha ​, Brian Ta. “Validation of Aspiration while Varying Intraocular Pressure using Monitored Forced Infusion.” Journal of Cataract & Refractive Surgery. Acta Ophthalmologica.
  4. Jason Ludlow, M.D., Jason Nguyen, M.D., Joah Aliancy, M.D., Bryan Masino, ​Larry Ha ​, Liliana Werner, M.D., Ph.D., Nick Mamalis, M.D. “Long-term biocompatibility of a modular intraocular lens system.” Acta Opthalmologica. 2018 Jun;96(4):427-433. PMID: 29369535.
  5. Jason Nguyen, M.D., Liliana Werner, M.D., Ph.D., Joah Aliancy, M.D., Jason Ludlow, M.D., Bryan Masino, Larry Ha ​, Sean Enright, B.S., Ray K. Alley, BSEE, Ruth Sahler, B.A., M.A., Nick Mamalis, M.D. “IOL power adjustment by a femtosecond laser: In vitro evaluation of light scattering, light transmission, and MTF.” J Cataract Refract Surg. 2018 Feb;44(2):226-230. PMID: 29525614.
  6. Joah Aliancy, M.D., Jason Ludlow, M.D., Jason Nguyen, M.D., Bryan Masino, ​Larry Ha ​, Liliana Werner, M.D., Ph.D., Nick Mamalis, M.D. “Long-term capsular clarity with a disc-shaped intraocular lens.” Acta Ophthalmologica. J Cataract Refract Surg. 2018 Apr;44(4):504-509. PMID: 29685775.
  7. Liliana Werner, M.D., Jason Ludlow, Jason Nguyen, Joah Aliancy, ​Larry Ha ​, Brian Masino, Nick Mamalis, M.D. “Biocompatibility of intraocular lens power adjustment using femtosecond laser in a rabbit model.” J Cataract Refract Surg. 2017 Aug;43(8):1100-1106. PMID: 28917413.
  8. Vincent N. Nguyen, M; Mustafa Motiwala, M, Larry Ha, M.D., Alan D. Boom, M, Frederick A. Boop, M.D. “C4-T3 Replacement laminoplasty and microsurgical resection of ependymoma.” Operative Neurosurgery. 2021 Sep 15;21(4):E359-E360. PMID: 34195826.
  9. Larry Ha, Qandeel Sadiq, Jaime Singh, Farhan Khan. “HPV-Related multi-phenotypic sinonasal carcinoma with aggressive clinical behavior; a rare case.” ASCP 2021 Poster.
  10. Larry Ha,. Kamala Raghavan. “State of Science and Practice of Telepathology.” Rural Health Association of Tennessee 2021 Poster.

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