Loren Davidson, M.D.

Loren Thomas Davidson, M.D.


Spinal Cord Injury Medicine


  • Chief, Pediatric Rehabilitation
  • Associate Clinical Professor
To see if Loren Thomas Davidson is accepting new patients, or for assistance finding a UC Davis doctor, please call 800-2-UCDAVIS (800-282-3284).

Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center

4860 Y St., Suite 1700
Sacramento, CA 95817
Driving Directions

Primary Phone:

Shriners Hospital for Children

2425 Stockton Blvd., Suite 718
Sacramento, CA 95817
Driving Directions

Primary Phone:
800-2-UCDAVIS (800-282-3284)

Additional Phone Numbers

Physician Referrals: 800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)


Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Pediatric Orthopaedics

Center/Program Affiliation

UC Davis Children's Hospital


M.D., UC Davis School of Medicine, Sacramento CA 2002

B.S., UC San Diego, La Jolla CA 1998


Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento CA 2003-2006


Pediatric Rehabilitation, The Children?s Hospital University of Colorado, Aurora CO 2006-2008

Board Certifications

American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 2007

American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation-Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine, 2009

Professional Memberships

American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine

American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

American Spinal Injury Association

Association of Academic Physiatrists

Honors and Awards

Sacramento Magazine: Top Doctors: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 2016

Program for Academic Leadership (PAL) through the Association of Academic Physiatrists (AAP) Mentorship and training course: AAP annual conference, 2015

David D. Kilmer, MD, Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award 2010, 2012

Scholarship to Advance Research in Spasticity (STARS) Program, Research Grant, 2007

Alpha Omega Alpha, Honor Medical Society, 2005

Honors in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of California, Davis, 2002

Select Recent Publications

Davidson LT, Oleszek JO, Rehabilitation Medicine, Chapter 712: Spasticity, Nelson’s Textbook of Pediatrics, 21st Edition. Elsevier 2017. pp. (Revision of previous chapter in process)

Thielen CC, Sadowsky C, Vogel LC, Taylor H, Davidson L, Bultman J, Gaughan J, Mulcahey MJ, Evaluation of the Walking Index for Spinal Cord Injury II (WISCI-II) in children with Spinal Cord Injury (SCI). Spinal Cord. 2016, Oct. 18.

Davidson L, Oleszek J, Powell A, Cerebral Palsy. Chapman’s Orthopedics. 2015

Powell A, Davidson L, Pediatric Spinal Cord Injury: A Review by Organ System. PM&R Clinics of N. America. 2015 Feb; 26(1) p109-132. 

Davidson LT, Oleszek JO, Part XXXIII: Rehabilitation Medicine, Chapter 712: Spasticity, Nelson’s Textbook of Pediatrics, 20th Edition. Elsevier. 2016; pp. 3404-6.

Davidson LT, Oleszek JO, Middleton J, Chapter 12: Spasticity, Clinics in Developmental Medicine: Spinal Cord Injury in the Child and Young Adult. Mac Keith Press, UK. 2014; P. 167-181. 

Houtrow A, Bhandal M, Pratini N, Davidson L, Neufeld J, The Rehabilitation of Children with Anti-NMDA-Receptor Encephalitis: A Case Series. Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2012 May;91(5):435-41.

Davidson LT, Oleszek J, in Braddom RL: Physical medicine & Rehabilitation, 4th ed. Philadelphia: Saunders Elsevier; 2010 Chapter 53: Cerebral Palsy.

Davidson LT, Carter GT, Kilmer DD, Han JJ.  Iatrogenic Axillary Neuropathy After Intramuscular Injection of the Deltoid Muscle. Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2007; 86(6):507-11.