Ulfat Shaikh, M.D., M.P.H., M.S. for UC Davis Health

Ulfat Shaikh, M.D., M.P.H., M.S.

Medical Director, Healthcare Quality

Professor, Department of Pediatrics

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Locations and Contact

Glassrock Building

Glassrock Building
2521 Stockton Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95817

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Additional Numbers

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Physician Referrals

800-UCD-4-KIDS (800-823-4543)

Philosophy of Care

Dr. Shaikh's philosophy of care is to serve as an advocate for children and to help families make evidence-based health care decisions for their children. She emphasizes preventive care and follows a holistic approach to health, assessing the needs of the whole child in addition to treating specific medical issues.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Ulfat Shaikh is the Director for Healthcare Quality at the University of California Davis School of Medicine and is a board-certified pediatrician at the UC Davis Children’s Hospital.

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Shaikh’s expertise is in measuring performance in healthcare and supporting clinicians in designing, implementing and evaluating quality improvement initiatives. She has led training and coaching programs in health care quality improvement methods for public, private, and academic organizations.


General Pediatrics

Center/Program Affiliation

UC Davis Children's Hospital

Medical School

M.D., Goa Medical College, India 1993

Other School

M.S., Clinical Research, UC Davis School of Medicine, Davis CA 2007

Other School

M.P.H., University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Piscataway NJ 1997


Pediatrics, Albert Einstein College of Medicine - Bronx Lebanon Hospital, Bronx NY 1997-1998


Pediatrics, Albert Einstein College of Medicine - Bronx Lebanon Hospital, Bronx NY 1998-2000


Clinical Practice Improvement, Intermountain Healthcare, Salt Lake City UT 2008


Primary Care Faculty Development, Michigan State University, MI 2001-2002

Paul V. Miles Award, American Board of Pediatrics, 2020

Dean's Award for Excellence in Education, UC Davis School of Medicine, 2012

Eli Gold Faculty Excellence Prize, UC Davis Dept of Pediatrics,, 2012

Mentored Clinical Scientist Development Award, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 2009

Dean's Award for Excellence in Clinical Care, UC Davis School of Medicine, 2008

Shaikh U, Natale JE, Till DA, Julie IM. "Good Catch, Kiddo"-Enhancing Patient Safety in the Pediatric Emergency Department Through Simulation. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2022 Jan 1;38(1):e283-e286. doi:10.1097/PEC.0000000000002262. PMID:33109936.

Shaikh U, Kim CH. The Virtual House Call-Providing High-Quality and Safe Pediatric Primary Care Through Video Visits During COVID-19. Am J Med Qual. 2021 Sep-Oct 01;36(5):365-367. doi:10.1097/01.JMQ.0000741972.52926.7f. PMID:33967191.

Shaikh U. Strategies and Approaches for Tracking Improvements in Patient Safety. Patient Safety Network. 2021 Apr 1.

Shaikh U, Lachman P, Padovani AJ, McCarthy SE. The care and keeping of clinicians in quality improvement. Int J Qual Health Care. 2020 Sep 23;32(7):480-485. doi:10.1093/intqhc/mzaa071. PMID:32613236.

Shaikh U, Petray J, Wisner DH. Improving blood pressure screening and control at an academic health system. BMJ Open Qual. 2020 Mar;9(1):e000614. doi:10.1136/bmjoq-2018-000614. PMID:32213548.

Shaikh U. Improving Patient Safety and Team Communication through Daily Huddles. Patient Safety Network. 2020 Jan 29.

Shaikh U, Acosta DA, Freischlag JA, Young HM, Villablanca AC. Developing Diverse Leaders at Academic Health Centers: A Prerequisite to Quality Health Care? Am J Med Qual. 2018 Jul;33(4):440-442. doi:10.1177/1062860617733545. Epub 2017 Oct 13. PMID:29027473.

Shaikh U, Yin HS, Mistry KB, Randolph GD, Sanders LM, Ferguson LE. Leveraging Medical Conferences and Webinars for Hands-On Clinical Quality Improvement: An Intervention to Improve Health Literacy-Informed Communication in Pediatrics. Am J Med Qual. 2018 Mar/Apr;33(2):213-215. doi:10.1177/1062860617719129. Epub 2017 Jul 14. PMID:28709388.

Shaikh U, Kizer KW. Observations From California's Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment Program. Am J Med Qual. 2018 Jan/Feb;33(1):14-20. doi:10.1177/1062860617696579. Epub 2017 Mar 8. PMID:28693385.

Shaikh U, Petray J, Wisner D. Improving Blood Pressure Screening and Control at University of California Davis Health. International Journal for Quality in Health Care, Oxford University Press. 2018;30:33-34.