Sooraj Tejaswi, M.D., MSPH

Sooraj Tejaswi, M.D., MSPH


Internal Medicine

Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)


  • Associate Professor and Fellowship Program Director
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UC Davis Midtown Ambulatory Care Center

3160 Folsom Blvd, Suite 3500
Sacramento, CA 95816
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UC Davis Medical Group - Davis (West Covell Boulevard)

2660 W. Covell Blvd., Suites A, B & C
Davis, CA 95616
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Physician Referrals: 800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)

Philosophy of Care

I will treat every patient in the same way that I would like my family member be taken care of, and I will strive to make sure that no one suffers for lack of knowledge, effort, or compassion on my part.

Clinical Interests

Treating biliary and pancreatic diseases, treating everyday gastrointestinal problems such as heartburn and constipation, screening for and preventing colon cancer.

Research/Academic Interests

Studying disease characteristics of colon cancer among racial and ethnic minorities, especially among Asian Indians.

Exploring newer methods of colonoscopy such as water colonoscopy and CO2- assisted colonoscopy.

Mentoring Gastroenterology Fellows in their clinical, academic, and research endeavors. 

- Quality improvement initiatives aimed at increasing colon polyp detection, while increasing patient satisfaction and comfort with screening colonoscopy.


Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Center/Program Affiliation

UC Davis Medical Group


MPH, Ohio State University, Columbus OH 2004

MBBS, Government Medical College, Mysore India 2001


Internal Medicine, Cook County Hospital, Chicago IL 2004-2007


Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Cook County Hospital, Chicago IL 2007-2010

Board Certifications

American Board of Internal Medicine, 2007

American Board of Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology and Hepatology, 2010

Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates, 2003

Professional Memberships

American College of Gastroenterology

American Gastroenterology Association

American Public Health Association

American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

Select Recent Publications

Tejaswi S, Stondell J, Ngo C, Wilson MD. Increase in proximal adenoma detection rate after transition from air to water method for screening colonoscopy in a community-based setting in the United States. J Interv Gastroenterol 3:2, 53-56; April/May/June 2013

Walter RJ, Attar BA, Rafiq A, Delimata M, Tejaswi S. Two Avirulent, Lentogenic Strains Of Newcastle Disease Virus Are Cytotoxic For Some Human Pancreatic Tumor Lines In Vitro. JOP 2012; 10: 502-513.

Walter RJ, Attar BA, Rafiq A, Tejaswi S, Delimata M. Newcastle Disease Virus LaSota Strain Kills Human Pancreatic Cells In Vitro With High Selectivity. JOP 2012; 13: 45-53.

JC Byrd, G Marcucci, MR. Parthun, JJ. Xiao, RB Klisovic, M Moran, TS Lin, S Liu, AR Sklenar, ME Davis, DM Lucas, B Fischer, R Shank, Sooraj L. Tejaswi, et al. A Phase 1 And Pharmacodynamic Study Of Depsipeptide (FK228) In Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia And Acute Myeloid Leukemia. Blood. 2005; 105: 959-967.

Goswami R, Bal CS, Tejaswi S et al. Prevalence of Urinary Tract Infection And Renal Scars In Patients With Diabetes Mellitus. Diabetes Res Clin Pract. 2001; 53: 181-186.