Stephanie Tram-Anh Nguyen, M.D., M.A.S. for UC Davis Health

Stephanie Tram-Anh Nguyen, M.D., M.A.S.

Medical Director, Patient Contact Center

Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics

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



Pediatric Nephrology



Locations and Contact

Glassrock Building

Pediatric Specialty Clinics
2521 Stockton Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95817

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Phone: 916-734-3112

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Clinic Phone


Clinic Fax


Physician Referrals

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

Philosophy of Care

I believe in delivering holistic care to patients and their family with shared decision make and respect. It is an honor to be part of a patient care team that supports patients and their families navigate through complex medical issues. As a pediatrician, I especially enjoy caring from children from infancy to adulthood.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Nguyen is a pediatric nephrologist offering care for children with various renal conditions such as congenital renal abnormalities, hypertension, chronic kidney disease, kidney stones, dialysis, and renal transplantation. She has special clinical interest and expertise in the diagnosis and management of hypertension in children.

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Nguyen's research and clinical interest focuses on improving the equitable outcomes for children with hypertension, chronic kidney and transplant. 


Pediatric Nephrology and Kidney Transplantation

Center/Program Affiliation

UC Davis Children's Hospital
Transplant Center

Undergraduate School

B.S., Cell Biology, UC San Diego, La Jolla CA 1994

Medical School

M.D., Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia PA 1999

Other School

M.A.S., Clinical Research, UC San Francisco, San Francisco CA 2008


Pediatrics, Loma Linda University Medical Center, Loma Linda CA 1999-2000


Pediatrics, Loma Linda University Medical Center, Loma Linda CA 2000-2003


Pediatrics, UC San Francisco, San Francisco CA 2004-2007

Sacramento Magazine's "Top Doctor" as voted on by peers for Pediatric Nephrology 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022

Rookie of the Year Award, UC Davis Medical Center, 2010

Pediatric Resident Teaching Award, Loma Linda University Medical Center, 2002

AAP Resident Travel Award, 2001

Provost Honors, UC San Diego, 1994

Rosenthal JL, Sigal IS, Kamerman-Kretzmer R, Say DS, Castellanos B, Nguyen S, Nakra NA, Restrepo B, Crossen SS. Increasing Use of Ambulatory Video Visits for Pediatric Patients by Using Quality Improvement Methods. Pediatr Qual Saf. 2021 Jun 23;6(4):e424. doi:10.1097/pq9.0000000000000424. PMID:34179675.

Winnicki E, Dharmar M, Tancredi DJ, Nguyen S, Butani L. Effect of BMI on allograft function and survival in pediatric renal transplant recipients. Pediatr Nephrol. 2018 Aug;33(8):1429-1435. doi:10.1007/s00467-018-3942-2. Epub 2018 Mar 25. PMID:29574612.

Nguyen S, Gallay B, Butani L. Efficacy of bortezomib for reducing donor-specific antibodies in children and adolescents on a steroid minimization regimen. Pediatr Transplant. 2014 Aug;18(5):463-8. doi:10.1111/petr.12274. Epub 2014 May 12. PMID:24814755.

Nguyen, S and Butani, L. Treatment Options for Pediatric Renal Transplant Recipients with Acute Antibody Mediated Rejection. Annals of Pediatrics and Child Health. 2013;1(1):1003.

Nguyen S, Martz K, Stablein D, Neu A. Wait list status of pediatric dialysis patients in North America. Pediatr Transplant. 2011 Jun;15(4):376-83. doi:10.1111/j.1399-3046.2011.01495.x. Epub 2011 Apr 5. PMID:21466638.

Nguyen S, Choi HK, Lustig RH, Hsu CY. Sugar-sweetened beverages, serum uric acid, and blood pressure in adolescents. J Pediatr. 2009 Jun;154(6):807-13. doi:10.1016/j.jpeds.2009.01.015. Epub 2009 Apr 17. PMID:19375714.

Nguyen S, McCulloch C, Brakeman P, Portale A, Hsu CY. Being overweight modifies the association between cardiovascular risk factors and microalbuminuria in adolescents. Pediatrics. 2008 Jan;121(1):37-45. doi:10.1542/peds.2007-3594. PMID:18166555.

Haddad M, Winnicki E, Nguyen S. Adolescents with Chronic Kidney Disease from Diagnosis to End-Stage Disease, Springer. 2018:37-45.