Kimberly A. Hardin, M.D., M.S., M.A.S. for UC Davis Health

Kimberly A. Hardin, M.D., M.S., M.A.S.

Section Chief and Director of Sleep Medicine Center

Sleep Medicine Fellowship Program Director

Medical Director, Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program

Professor of Clinical Internal Medicine

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



Internal Medicine

Pulmonary and Critical Care


Internal Medicine

Locations and Contact

UC Davis Midtown Ambulatory Care Center

Midtown Neurology Clinic
3160 Folsom Blvd
Sacramento, CA 95816

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Phone: 916-734-3588

UC Davis Medical Group - Sacramento (J Street)

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

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Clinic Phone


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Physician Referrals

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

Philosophy of Care

Dr. Hardin believes in working for the patient. She believes in shared decision-making, respect, and devotion toward meeting the patient's goals of care and improving quality of life. She encourages family participation in all aspects of care and facilitates navigation through a complex medical system.

Clinical Interests

Kimberly A. Hardin is board certified in pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine. Her outpatient practice focuses on patients with chronic pulmonary disorders, in particular COPD and advanced modes of non-invasive ventilation. She also cares for a broad spectrum of patients with sleep disorders, including those with advanced modes of PAP therapy, hypoglossal nerve stimulator and phrenic nerve devices.

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Hardin's research, clinical, and educational/teaching interest focuses on sleep in the ICU, COPD, and improvement in monitoring and treatment strategies.


Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine

Center/Program Affiliation

UC Davis Medical Group

Undergraduate School

B.A., Nursing, Sonoma State University, Sonoma CA 1986

Medical School

M.D., UC Irvine College of Medicine, Irvine CA 1995

Other School

M.A.S., Clinical Research, UC Davis, Sacramento CA 2006

Other School

M.S., Nursing, UC San Francisco, San Francisco CA 1988


Internal Medicine, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento CA 1995-1996


Internal Medicine, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento CA 1996-1998


Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento CA 1998-2001

Top Physician of Sacramento, Sacramento Magazine in both Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine, 2021

Top Physician in Patient Satisfaction at UC Davis, 2021

"Friends of Nursing" Award, UC Davis, 2020

Top Physician of Sacramento, Sacramento Magazine in Sleep Medicine, 2019

Selected as Top Hospital by Consumer’s Council in COPD care as Medical Director of Pulmonary Rehab, 2016

Pepito D, Mohammed J, Hardin K. Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Asthma: More Than Chance? Curr Pulmonol Rep. 2021;10:84-94.

Singh G, Hardin K, Bang H, Nandalike K. The Feasibility and Utility of Level III Portable Sleep Studies in the Pediatric Inpatient Setting. J Clin Sleep Med. 2019 Jul 15;15(7):985-990. doi:10.5664/jcsm.7878. PMID:31383236.

Kashkouli P, Hardin K. Palliative Care and Rehabilitation in Hospitalized Patients with Respiratory Failure. Hospital Medicine Clinics. 2017;6(4):562-578.

Duong TN, Mohammed JM, Hardin K. Approach to Disorders of Sleep in Hospitalized Patients. Hospital Medicine Clinics. 2017;6(4):543-561.

Tasaka CL, Duby JJ, Pandya K, Wilson MD, A Hardin K. Inadequate Sedation During Therapeutic Paralysis: Use of Bispectral Index in Critically Ill Patients. Drugs Real World Outcomes. 2016 May 28;3(2):201-208. doi:10.1007/s40801-016-0076-3. PMID:27398299.

Berge KM, Hardin KA, Coburn A, Kizziar A. Pulmonary Rehabilitation: To Refer or Not to Refer? Consultant. 2015;2015(5): 372-377.

Stramm DS, Taylor S, Nguyen UT, Hardin K. Survey Evaluating Sleep Education Catalyzed Change in Residency Training. International J Clinical Med. 2015(6):444-450.

Kennedy JD, Hardin KA, Parikh P, Li CS, Seyal M. Pulmonary edema following generalized tonic clonic seizures is directly associated with seizure duration. Seizure. 2015 Apr;27:19-24. doi:10.1016/j.seizure.2015.02.023. PMID:25844030.

Seyal M, Hardin KA, Bateman LM. Postictal generalized EEG suppression is linked to seizure-associated respiratory dysfunction but not postictal apnea. Epilepsia. 2012 May;53(5):825-31. doi:10.1111/j.1528-1167.2012.03443.x. Epub 2012 Mar 20. PMID:22432911.

Dias RA, Hardin KA, Rose H, Agius MA, Apperson ML, Brass SD. Sleepiness, fatigue, and risk of obstructive sleep apnea using the STOP-BANG questionnaire in multiple sclerosis: a pilot study. Sleep Breath. 2012 Dec;16(4):1255-65. doi:10.1007/s11325-011-0642-6. Epub 2012 Jan 21. PMID:22270686.