Raymond S. Dougherty, M.D. for UC Davis Health

Raymond S. Dougherty, M.D.

Clinical Professor, Department of Radiology

Chair, Emeritus Department of Radiology

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Diagnostic Radiology



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4860 Y St.
Sacramento, CA 95817

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Clinic Referral Phone

800-2-UCDAVIS (800-282-3284)

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

Philosophy of Care

I feel that diagnostic Imaging has become the stethoscope of medicine. Diagnostic radiologists must actively engage in the clinical care of their patients and support a multidisciplinary approach to health and wellness.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Dougherty is a fellowship-trained Diagnostic Radiologist in Abdominal Imaging and Ultrasound. His clinical interests include diagnostic ultrasound and computed tomography (CT) of the abdomen. He has special expertise in obstetric ultrasound, vascular ultrasound, and abdominal imaging in the trauma patient.

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Dougherty's academic interest focuses on teaching appropriate imaging utilization, quality control, and the importance of diagnostic radiology as a clinical specialty.


Abdominal Imaging

Center/Program Affiliation

UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center
Women's Center for Health

Undergraduate School

B.S., Ursinus College, Collegeville PA 1980

Medical School

M.D., Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, Hershey PA 1984


Family Practice, R.L. Thompson Strategic Hospital, Carswell AFB TX 1984-1985


Diagnostic Radiology, David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis AFB CA 1990-1994


Family Medicine, R.L. Thompson Strategic Hospital, Carswell AFB TX 1984-1987


Abdominal Imaging and Ultrasound, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento CA 1994-1995

Academy of Radiology Leadership and Management (ARLM) Honor Roll, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019

International Association of Radiologists - Top Doctors in Sacramento, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

Crescent Society - Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, 2014

Consumer Research Council of America: “America’s Top Radiologists, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010

The Air Force Meritorious Service Medal, 2000, 2005

Brant WE, Dougherty RS. Vascular Ultrasound. Brant WE, Helms CA (eds). Fundamentals of Diagnostic Radiology, 4th Edition. 2012;10(39):954-978.

Dougherty RS. Vascular Ultrasound. Brant WE, Helms CA (eds). Fundamentals of Diagnostic Radiology, 3rd Edition. 2006;8(40):1019-1062.