Ellen P. Fitzpatrick, M.D. for UC Davis Health

Ellen P. Fitzpatrick, M.D.

Associate Clinical Professor

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Orthopaedic Surgery - Trauma


Orthopaedic Surgery

Locations and Contact

Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center

Orthopaedic Surgery Clinic
4860 Y Street
Sacramento, CA 95817

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Clinic Phone: 916-734-2700

Clinic Fax: 916-734-7137

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Physician Referrals

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

Philosophy of Care

My primary focus is fracture management, applying the latest evidence based techniques tailored to each individual fracture with focus on sound biomechanical principles and careful soft tissue management in order to optimize long term outcomes and patient function.

I believe in a comprehensive team approach to patient care, working closely with consulting services, physical & occupational therapy, and primary care providers to optimize the patient overall recovery and rehabilitation as well as prevention of future fractures.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Fitzpatrick's clinical interests include polytrauma patients, complex periarticular fracture of the upper and lower extremity, and long bone fractures.

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Fitzpatrick’s research focuses on clinical outcomes to improve patient care particularly related to complex foot and ankle and lower extremity trauma. Dr. Fitzpatrick has a genuine interest in education, taking an active role in both resident and medical student curriculum as a member of the resident education committee and serving as an IOR in the medical school curriculum at both the pre-clinical and clinical level.



Undergraduate School

B.S., Biology, UC Davis, Davis CA 2004

Medical School

M.D., UC San Diego School of Medicine, La Jolla CA 2009


Orthopaedic Surgery, Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Residency, Boston MA 2009-2014


Orthopaedic Trauma, Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh PA 2014-2015

Diamond Doc Award, Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers (HCAHP) survey, UC Davis Health, 2021

Orthopaedic Surgery Chief Resident, Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital, 2014

Merck Academic Achievement Award, 2010

UCD Division of Biological Sciences Citation for Outstanding Performance, 2004

Fitzpatrick EP. Orthpedic Injury, Geriatric Hip Fractures. Rodriguez A, Barraco RD, Ivatury RR (eds). Geriatric Trauma and Acute Care Surgery, Springer International Publishing. 2018;7(12):111-121.

Fitzpatrick EP, Kwon JY. Use of a pointed reduction clamp placed on the distal fibula to ensure proper restoration of fibular length and rotation and anatomic reduction of the syndesmosis: a technique tip. Foot Ankle Int. 2014 Sep;35(9):943-8. doi:10.1177/1071100714537628. Epub 2014 Jun 23. PMID:24958765.