Craig Raymond Keenan, M.D. for UC Davis Health

Craig Raymond Keenan, M.D.

Vice Chair, Department of Medicine

Assistant Clinical Strategy Officer

Director, Internal Medicine Residency Program

Co-Director, Interprofessional Teaching Scholars Program

Professor, Department of Medicine

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



Internal Medicine


Internal Medicine

Locations and Contact

Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center

General Medicine
4860 Y St.
Sacramento, CA 95817

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Phone: 916-734-2737

Additional Numbers

Physician Referrals

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

Philosophy of Care

I am Craig Keenan and I have been practicing medicine at the UC Davis Medical Center since 2000.  As an internal medicine physician, my practice is limited to adult patients with a wide variety of medical conditions in both the clinic and hospital settings. I take pride in getting to know my patients on an individual basis and actively involve my patients and their families in decision-making, recognizing that the best medical care requires a commitment by both patient and physician. I relish the challenge of managing patients with complex medical conditions, but also am passionate about ensuring preventive care for my patients. I have been deeply involved for over 25 years in the education of students and residents to train the next generation of physicians. Education is a two-way street, and these learners keep me on my toes and ensure that I am up to date on all of the latest advances in medicine.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Keenan is a general internal medicine physician who provides both primary care at the UC Davis Ambulatory Care Center and inpatient medicine at UC Davis Medical Center and the Sacramento VA Medical Center.  He is passionate about teaching and training medical students and internal medicine residents to be the next generation of outstanding physicians for our community.

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Keenan's scholarly focus is on medical education, developing new and innovative curricula for students and residents. He is also intimately involved faculty development programs at UC Davis.


General Medicine

Undergraduate School

B.S., Physiology, UC Davis, Davis CA 1988

Medical School

M.D., UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles CA 1993


Internal Medicine, UC San Francisco Medical Center, San Francisco CA 1993-1994


Internal Medicine, UC San Francisco Medical Center, San Francisco CA 1994-1996


Chief Resident, Internal Medicine, UC San Francisco Medical Center, San Francisco CA 1996-1997

Sacramento Magazine Top Doctor Award, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021

Chancellor’s Achievement Award for Diversity and Community, UC Davis, 2019

Department of Medicine Outstanding Clinician Award, UC Davis, UC Davis, 2015

Outstanding Clinical Instructor Award, UC Davis Department of Internal Medicine, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012

Landefeld J, Jain S, Keenan CR.  Hypertension. Wasserman M, Bakerjian D, Linnebur S, Barngman S Cesari M, Rosen S (eds). Geriatric Medicine: A Person-Centered Evidence Based Approach. (IN PRESS)

Sheth S, DeMesa C, McCarron R, Keenan CR, eds. Primary Care Pain Management, McGraw-Hill. 2020. 

Sokolski DA, Lew ST, Keenan CR, Leamon MH. Substance Abuse Disorders—Alcohol. McCarron R, Xiong G (ed).  Primary Care Psychiatry, 2e. 2018.

Keenan CR. Giving and Receiving Feedback. Kayingo G, Hass VM (eds). The Health Professions Educator:  A Practical Guide for New and Established Faculty. 2017.

Moyce S, Bigbee JL, Keenan C. Assessing faculty attitudes after participation in an interprofessional teaching scholars programme. J Interprof Care. 2017 Jan;31(1):129-131. doi:10.1080/13561820.2016.1248817. PMID:27996355.

McCarron RM, Keenan CR, Lashai B, Onate JC. How to diagnose and manage hypertension in a psychiatric patient. Current Psychiatry. 2017 Jun;16(6):23-30.

McCarron, RM, Xiong GL, Keenan CR, Scher LM, Han J, Servis ME, eds. Study Guide to Preventive Medical Care in Psychiatry: A Case Approach, American Psychiatric Publishing. 2016. 

McCarron RM, Xiong GL, Keenan CR, Nasrallah HA eds. Preventive Medical Care in Psychiatry: A Practical Guide for Clinicians, American Psychiatric Publishing. 2015.

Branch WT Jr, Chou CL, Farber NJ, Hatem D, Keenan C, Makoul G, Quinn M, Salazar W, Sillman J, Stuber M, Wilkerson L, Mathew G, Fost M. Faculty development to enhance humanistic teaching and role modeling: a collaborative study at eight institutions. J Gen Intern Med. 2014 Sep;29(9):1250-5. doi:10.1007/s11606-014-2927-5. Epub 2014 Jun 20. PMID:24947051.

Talamantes ET, Keenan CR. Health Disparities in Pain Medicine. Demesa C, Sheth S, Keenan C, McCarron R (eds). Primary Care Pain Medicine. 2020.

Nuovo J, Hutchinson D, Balsbaugh T, Keenan C. Establishing electronic health record competency testing for first-year residents. J Grad Med Educ. 2013 Dec;5(4):658-61. doi:10.4300/JGME-D-13-00013.1. PMID:24455018.