3301 C St
Sacramento, CA 95816
UC Davis Medical Group - Elk Grove Specialty Care
9390 Bighorn Blvd.
Elk Grove, CA 95758
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 is also skillfully trained in offering patients the opportunity to receive joint and/or tendon image-guided injections via state-of-the-art ultrasound technology. While Dr. Mullins is a non-operative sports medicine provider, he also works closely the Department of Orthopedic Surgery and can refer patients for operative consultation on a case-by-case basis.
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 at both the national and international level. He has provided medical care to all levels of athletes, from Junior College 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 UC Davis Sports Medicine Clinics at C Street (East Sacramento) and on Big Hord Blvd (Elk Grove). Due to his longstanding excellence in delivery high quality patient care, Dr. Mullins was recognized as a highly coveted UC Davis “Diamond Doc” recipient in the Spring of 2023.
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 professional students of all levels. He currently serves as an Academic Coach for the UC Davis School of Medicine, and is a weekly instructor in the Clinical Skills A and B Doctoring Courses. 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 international sports medicine author. His current research at UC Davis focuses on utilizing motion analysis to evaluate recovery of adhesive capsulitis in the shoulder. 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
B.S., Exercise Biology, UC Davis, Davis CA 2011
M.D., UC Davis, Sacramento CA 2015
Integrative Surgical & Medicine, UC Davis, Sacramento CA 2015-2016
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, UC Davis, Sacramento CA 2016-2019
Sports Medicine - Non Operative, Stanford University, Palo Alto CA 2019-2020
Diamond Doc Recipient, UC Davis Health, Sacramento CA, 2023
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
Syrop I, Fukushima Y, Mullins K, Raiser S, Lawley R, Bosshardt L, Finlay A, Ray J, Fredericson M. Comparison of Ultrasonography to MRI in the Diagnosis of Lower Extremity Bone Stress Injuries: A Prospective Cohort Study. J Ultrasound Med. 2022 Nov;41(11):2885-2896. doi:10.1002/jum.15977. Epub 2022 Mar 22. PMID:35316862.
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.