Alia Tuqan, M.D. for UC Davis Health

Alia Tuqan, M.D.

Medical Director

Associate Clinical Professor

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Geriatric Medicine

Internal Medicine


Internal 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


Physician Referrals

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

Philosophy of Care

Dr. Tuqan strives to provide outstanding care to all her patients. She aims to work with not only patients but also family and caregivers to meet patient needs. Her goal is to maintain functionality and independence in her older adult patients.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Tuqan is a fellowship-trained geriatrician offering care for older adults with various conditions such as memory problems and dementia, gait instability and falls, as well as frailty.

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Tuqan enjoys teaching geriatrics and working with medical students, residents and fellows in clinic.


Geriatrics, Hospice and Palliative Care Medicine

Undergraduate School

B.A., Claremont McKenna College, Claremont CA 2002

Medical School

M.D., UC Irvine College of Medicine, Irvine CA 2006


Internal Medicine, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles CA 2006-2007


Internal Medicine, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles CA 2007-2009


Geriatric Medicine, UCLA-VA, Los Angeles CA 2009-2011

Tuqan AT, Lee M, Weintraub NT, Reuben DB. Development and Validation of a Geriatrics Knowledge Test to Evaluate Geriatrics Fellowship Programs. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2017 Nov;65(11):2535-2538. doi:10.1111/jgs.15068. Epub 2017 Aug 28. PMID:28846131.

Chen GI, Tuqan AT. An Unusual Cause of Sepsis. Proceedings of UCLA Healthcare. 2015 Oct:19.

Sanna MB, Tuqan AT, Goldsmith JS, Law MS, Ramirez KD, Liao DH, Moore AA. Characteristics of older at-risk drinkers who drive after drinking and those who do not drive after drinking. Traffic Inj Prev. 2015;16(2):104-8. doi:10.1080/15389588.2014.926340. PMID:24874549.

Tuqan AT. Case Studies: Pharmacologic Treatment Across Dementia Syndromes. 31st Annual UCLA Intensive Course in Geriatric Medicine + Pharmacy and Board Review Online Continuing Medical Education Modules. 2015. 

Whiteman E, Garcia M, Leonard S, Macias M, Tran HP, Tuqan AT. Palliative Care Lectures. POGOe – Portal of Geriatrics Online Education. 2015. Available from:

Tuqan AT, Koretz B. Septic Arthritis after Intra-articular Joint Injection. Proceedings of UCLA Healthcare. 2015 Jan;18. 

Tuqan AT, Kelly KM, Aguilar G, Ramirez-San-Juan JC, Sun CH, Cassarino D, Derienzo D, Barr RJ, Nelson JS. Evaluation of single versus multiple cryogen spray cooling spurts on in vitro model human skin. Lasers Med Sci. 2005 Sep;20(2):80-6. doi:10.1007/s10103-005-0345-y. Epub 2005 Aug 30. PMID:16133654.

Ramirez-San-Juan JC, Aguilar G, Tuqan AT, Kelly KM, Nelson JS. Skin model surface temperatures during single and multiple cryogen spurts used in laser dermatologic surgery. Lasers Surg Med. 2005 Feb;36(2):141-6. doi:10.1002/lsm.20124. PMID:15704159.