Sarah Waldman, M.D. for UC Davis Health

Sarah Waldman, M.D.

Associate Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases

To see if Sarah Waldman is accepting new patients, or for assistance finding a UC Davis doctor, please call 800-2-UCDAVIS (800-282-3284).



Infectious Diseases


Internal Medicine

Locations and Contact

Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center

Infectious Diseases Clinic
4860 Y St.
Sacramento, CA 95817

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Phone: 916-734-2737

One Community Health (formerly Cares Community Health)

One Community Health (formerly Cares Community Health)
1500 21st St.
Sacramento, CA 95817

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Additional Numbers

Clinic Phone


Physician Referrals

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

Philosophy of Care

I seek to understand my patient's perspective including their challenges as well as successes. I strive to integrate standards of care with a personal element that is meaningful.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Waldman’s clinical areas of interest include general infectious diseases, sexually transmitted diseases, prevention and treatment of HIV, including pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), antibiotic stewardship, and infections in immune compromised hosts. She is the medical director of UC Davis Health's Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Therapy program. Her research interests include HIV medicine and medical education.

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Waldman has a growing expertise in HIV clinical research, teaching and public health with a focused interest in economically challenged groups.


Infectious Diseases

Undergraduate School

B.A., Commuity Health, Brown University, Providence RI 2005

Medical School

M.D., UC San Francisco School of Medicine, San Francisco CA 2011


Internal Medicine, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento CA 2011-2012


Internal Medicine, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento CA 2012-2014


Infectious Diseases, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento CA 2014-2016

Top Doctors of Sacramento, 2021, 2022

UC Internal Medicine Residency Golden Apple Teaching Award, 2021

UC Davis Chief of Staff Award, 2020

UC Davis Infection Prevention Committee Award, 2020

Hsu AP, Korzeniowska A, Aguilar CC, Gu J, Karlins E, Oler AJ, Chen G, Reynoso GV, Davis J, Chaput A, Peng T, Sun L, Lack JB, Bays DJ, Stewart ER, Waldman SE, Powell DA, Donovan FM, Desai JV, Pouladi N, Long Priel DA, Yamanaka D, Rosenzweig SD, Niemela JE, Stoddard J, Freeman AF, Zerbe CS, Kuhns DB, Lussier YA, Olivier KN, Boucher RC, Hickman HD, Frelinger J, Fierer J, Shubitz LF, Leto TL, Thompson GR 3rd, Galgiani JN, Lionakis MS, Holland SM. Immunogenetics associated with severe coccidioidomycosis. JCI Insight. 2022 Nov 22;7(22):e159491. doi:10.1172/jci.insight.159491. PMID:36166305.

Waldman SE, Adams JY, Albertson TE, Juárez MM, Myers SL, Atreja A, Batra S, Foster EE, Huynh CV, Liu AY, Lubarsky DA, Ngo VT, Sandrock CE, Taylor SL, Tompkins AM, Cohen SH. Real-world impact of vaccination on coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) incidence in healthcare personnel at an academic medical center. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2022 Sep;43(9):1194-1200. doi:10.1017/ice.2021.336. Epub 2021 Jul 21. PMID:34287111.

Waldman SE, Buehring T, Escobar DJ, Gohil SK, Gonzales R, Huang SS, Olenslager K, Prabaker KK, Sandoval T, Yim J, Yokoe DS, Cohen SH. Secondary Cases of Delta Variant Coronavirus Disease 2019 Among Vaccinated Healthcare Workers With Breakthrough Infections is Rare. Clin Infect Dis. 2022 Aug 24;75(1):e895-e897. doi:10.1093/cid/ciab916. PMID:34694358.

Tran NK, Albahra S, May L, Waldman S, Crabtree S, Bainbridge S, Rashidi H. Evolving Applications of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in Infectious Diseases Testing. Clin Chem. 2021 Dec 30;68(1):125-133. doi:10.1093/clinchem/hvab239. PMID:34969102.

Ford JS, Chechi T, Otmar M, Baker M, Waldman S, Morgan B, Tan D, Tran NK, May L. ED syphilis and gonorrhea/chlamydia cotesting practices before and after the implementation of an electronic health record-based alert. Emerg Med J. 2021 Sep 21:emermed-2020-210331. doi:10.1136/emermed-2020-210331. Epub ahead of print. PMID:34548414.

Bays DJ, Nguyen MH, Cohen SH, Waldman S, Martin CS, Thompson GR, Sandrock C, Tourtellotte J, Pugashetti JV, Phan C, Nguyen HH, Warner GY, Penn BH. Investigation of nosocomial SARS-CoV-2 transmission from two patients to healthcare workers identifies close contact but not airborne transmission events. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2021 Sep;42(9):1046-1052. doi:10.1017/ice.2020.321. Epub 2020 Jul 3. PMID:32618530.