Kevin Matthew Mullins, M.D. for UC Davis Health

Kevin Matthew Mullins, M.D.

Assistant Clinical Professor

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Sports Medicine

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3301 C St
Sacramento, CA 95816

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UC Davis Medical Group - Elk Grove Specialty Care

9390 Bighorn Blvd.
Elk Grove, CA 95758

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Philosophy of Care

Dr. Mullins employs the philosophy that staying active is truly life's best prescription. He is a strong proponent for the use of exercise as a preventative tool for developing comorbid disease, and re-training the body's biomechanics to aid in the natural healing process of chronic musculoskeletal conditions. Dr. Mullins endorses a range of non-invasive treatment measures, including physical therapy, yoga, aquatic therapy, acupuncture, meditation, pilates, and extracorporeal shockwave therapy. In addition, when necessary, he may also offer in-clinic injections through the use of state-of-the-art ultrasound for the guided diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. Dr. Mullins works closely with his Sports Medicine Orthopedic Surgery colleagues, and will refer patients on a case-by-case basis for indicated operative injuries.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Kevin Mullins specializes in the nonsurgical treatment of sports and musculoskeletal disorders. He completed his medical school training at the University of California Davis, where he was named "Medical Student of the Year", he then continued his training at UC Davis for residency in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, during which Dr. Mullins served as a Chief Resident of the department. Upon residency completion, Dr. Mullins was invited to Stanford University where he underwent his Sports Medicine fellowship training, serving as head team physician for several of the men's and women's NCAA-1 championship teams. Dr. Mullins has published/lectured extensively on sports medicine topics and in addition to his work at Stanford University, he has provided medical care to all levels of athletes, from High School to Professional and Olympian. Dr. Mullins has previously served as the co-chair for the Palo Alto Veteran Affairs Adaptive Sports Committee, leading specialized rehabilitation events that aim to optimize veteran's independence, community engagement, well-being, and quality of life. In his current role as Assistant Clinical Professor at UC Davis Sports Medicine, Dr. Mullins is well versed in ultrasound-guided procedures, musculoskeletal therapy prescription based on biomechanics, and non-operative treatment of sports medicine injuries. He works in the C Street Sports Medicine Clinic, Elk Grove PCN and Midtown PCN clinics.

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Mullins completed the 2019-2020 Stanford University School of Medicine Clinical Teaching Series Seminar, and has a very strong interest in academics, working with students of all ages. He currently serves as an Academic Coach for the UC Davis School of Medicine, and is a weekly instructor in the Clinical Skills A Doctoring Course. Dr. Mullins also enjoys working with community leaders to motivate and instill confidence in local high school and pre-health students. He has provided lectures nationwide on a wide array of sports medicine topics, and is an author of several published Sports Medicine topics. His current research at UC Davis focuses on utilizing motion analysis to evaluate recovery of adhesive capsulitis in the shoulder. He also has a passion for developing augmented reality as a platform for teaching musculoskeletal conditions. Dr. Mullins has mentored students and residents from all over the country and continues to cultivate an open-door policy for those interested in learning more about how to pursue medicine.


Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Center/Program Affiliation

UC Davis Medical Group

Undergraduate School

B.S., UC Davis, Davis CA 2011

Medical School

M.D., UC Davis, Sacramento CA 2015


Combined Medicine & Surgical, UC Davis, Sacramento CA 2015-2016


Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, UC Davis, Sacramento CA 2016-2019


Sports Medicine, Stanford University, Palo Alto CA 2019-2020

William Fowler Research Award, UC Davis PM&R Department, Sacramento, CA, 2019

Electrodiagnostic Award, UC Davis PM&R Department, Sacramento, CA, 2017

Medical Student of the Year, UC Davis Neurology Department, Sacramento, CA, 2016

Medical Student of the Year, UC Davis PM&R Department, Sacramento, CA, 2016

Honored Clerkships, IM, PM&R, Neurology, Family, Pediatrics, UCLA PM&R, 2014, 2015

2nd Place Award, ACP National Medicine Regional Conference, San Jose, CA, 2014

Poster Winner, "Sporotrichosis", Northern Cali Physician Forum, Sacramento, CA, 2014

Nominated Finalist, National AAMC Hebert W. Nicken's Award, Washington, DC, 2013

Award Recipient, 30 Under 30 Sacramento Observer Newspaper, Sacramento, CA, 2012

Essay Winner, "Leadership", Northern California Physician Forum, Sacramento, CA, 2012

Leadership Award, UC Davis Minority Affirmation Ceremony, Davis, CA, 2012

Dean's List Honors, UC Davis College of Biological Sciences, Davis, CA, 2008, 2009

Salutatorian, Buchanan High School, Fresno, CA, 2006

Community Excellence Award, Clovis City Rotary Club, Fresno, CA, 2005

Mullins K, Fredericson M. Femur and Tibia Stress Injuries. Bone Stress Injuries in Athletes: Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention. 2020 Oct. (Book Chapter)

Mullins K, Roh E. Glomus Tumor. Med Sci Sports Exercise J. 2020 May;36(5):S279.

Mullins K, Burnham K, Fair J, Ray J. Ultrasound Probe Bacterial Concentration, Pre and Post Cleansing Wipe Utilization, A System Wide, Multidepartmental Analysis. J Ultrasound Med. 2020 Feb;39(10):1957-1963.

Mullins K, Davis BA. Shoulder Injury, Ground Level Fall. Med Sci Sports Exercise J. 2017 May;36(5):S279.

Hoffman MD, Stuempfle KJ. Hydration strategies, weight change and performance in a 161 km ultramarathon. Res Sports Med. 2014;22(3):213-25. doi:10.1080/15438627.2014.915838. PMID:24950110. (Acknowledgment)

Chang S, Hersh AM, Naughton G, Mullins K, Fung MA, Sharon VR. Disseminated cutaneous sporotrichosis. Dermatol Online J. 2013 Nov 15;19(11):20401. PMID:24314777.

Hoffman MD, Hew-Butler T, Stuempfle KJ. Exercise-associated hyponatremia and hydration status in 161-km ultramarathoners. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2013 Apr;45(4):784-91. doi:10.1249/MSS.0b013e31827985a8. PMID:23135369.