Hugh Black, M.D. for UC Davis Health

Hugh Black, M.D.

Clinical Professor

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Internal Medicine

Pulmonary Medicine

Critical Care Medicine

Neurocritical Care


Internal Medicine

Locations and Contact

UC Davis Medical Group - Sacramento (J Street)

Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
2825 J St.
Sacramento, CA 95816

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Additional Numbers

Clinic Fax


Physician Referrals

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

Philosophy of Care

I believe that Medicine is a calling and the ability to care for patients is a privilege.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Black's clinical interests include: Medical Critical Care; Cardiothoracic Critical Care- Extracorporeal Life Support and Mechanical Circulatory Support; Neurocritical Care; Multidisciplinary approaches to critically ill medical- surgical and neurological patients; and Clinical Pulmonary Medicine.

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Black's research and academic interests include: Quality and performance in critical care medicine; Markers of performance in critical care; Adult Medical, Surgical, and Neurocritical Care curriculum development; and Clinical Medical Ethics.


Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine

Undergraduate School

B.A., University of Chicago, Chicago IL 1992

Medical School

M.D., University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, Chicago IL 2000


Categorical Medicine, UC Davis, Davis CA 2000-2003


Internal Medicine, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento CA 2000-2003


Pulmonary and Critical Care, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento CA 2003-2005


Chief Fellow-Pulmonary and Critical Care, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento CA 2005-2006

Diamond Doc Award, 2021

Sacramento magazine -America's Top Doctor in Critical Care Medicine, 2016, 2018, 2020, 2021

Outstanding Clinician Award, UC Davis Department of Internal Medicine, 2020

Friends of Nursing Award, 2018, 2019

Deans Award of Excellence, 2017

Kulig CE, Schomer KJ, Black HB, Dager WE. Activated Partial Thromboplastin Time Versus Anti-Factor Xa Monitoring of Heparin Anticoagulation in Adult Venoarterial Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Patients. ASAIO J. 2021 Apr 1;67(4):411-415. doi:10.1097/MAT.0000000000001246. PMID:33769995.

Fedyk M, Black H, Yarborough M, Fairman N, Wenger NS. Bioethics Emergencies Can Be Used to Perform a Real-World Test of Utilitarian Policies. Am J Bioeth. 2020 Jul;20(7):101-103. doi:10.1080/15265161.2020.1779398. PMID:32716765.

Cocciardi S, Mohammadi M, Black H, Stollenwerk N. Use of Bedside Ultrasonography in Hospitalized Patients. Hospital Medicine Clinics. 2017; 6(4):593-605.

Sutter ME, Gerona RR, Davis MT, Roche BM, Colby DK, Chenoweth JA, Adams AJ, Owen KP, Ford JB, Black HB, Albertson TE. Fatal Fentanyl: One Pill Can Kill. Acad Emerg Med. 2017 Jan;24(1):106-113. doi:10.1111/acem.13034. Epub 2016 Oct 31. PMID:27322591.

Sandrock C, Black H. Management of the Critically Ill Traveler. Hall J, Schmidt G, Kress J (eds). Principles of Critical Care, 4th edition. 2015;77:711-720.

Hoffman PJ, Cooke DT, Zeki AA, Black H. A 40-year-old woman with cough and dyspnea 2 months after a motorcycle accident. Chest. 2013 Nov;144(5):1720-1723. doi:10.1378/chest.13-0471. PMID:24189866.

Ledgerwood LG, Salgado MD, Black H, Yoneda K, Sievers A, Belafsky PC. Tracheotomy tubes with suction above the cuff reduce the rate of ventilator-associated pneumonia in intensive care unit patients. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2013 Jan;122(1):3-8. doi:10.1177/000348941312200102. PMID:23472309.

Black H, Morrissey B. Autonomy. Chest. 2011 Feb;139(2):476. doi:10.1378/chest.10-2251. PMID:21285068.

Black H, Yoneda K, Millar J, Allen J, Belafsky P. Endoscopic placement of a novel feeding tube. Chest. 2010 May;137(5):1028-32. doi:10.1378/chest.09-2229. Epub 2009 Dec 28. PMID:20038736.

Evans K, Calhoun RF, Black H, Cooke DT. Disseminated primary coccidioidomycosis of the chest wall. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2010 Nov;140(5):e78-9. doi:10.1016/j.jtcvs.2010.06.022. PMID:20643419.