Felix D. Battistella, M.D.Dr. Battistella was professor of surgery at UC Davis School of Medicine and chief of the Division of Trauma and Emergency Surgery at UC Davis Medical Center. He earned his medical degree and completed his surgical residency at UC Davis. During his career, he was honored with UC Davis School of Medicine's Distinguished Alumni Award, the Outstanding Resident Teaching Award, Outstanding Chief Resident Award, Friends of Nursing's Physician of the Year, and Outstanding Faculty Member in a Teaching Capacity.

"Dr. Battistella's unselfish dedication to his field, his colleagues and to the UC Davis Health System community was widely known." said Claire Pomeroy, Vice Chancellor for Human Health Sciences and Dean of the UC Davis School of Medicine. "The many contributions he made have forever shaped the way we provide compassionate care for patients in their hour of need."

Past Speakers


Who Dares to Teach - David A. Spain, M.D.

David A. Spain, M.D. - 2020
Stanford University


Patient Safety - Our Duty - Roxie M. Albrecht, M.D.

Roxie M. Albrecht, M.D. - 2019
University of Oklahoma
 2020   David A. Spain, M.D.   Stanford University
 2019   Roxie M. Albrecht, M.D   University of Oklahoma
 2018   Martin Croce, M.D.   University of Tennessee
 2017   Ronald M. Stewart, M.D.   UT Health San Antonio
 2016   Thomas M. Scalea, M.D.   University of Maryland Medical Center
 2014   Gregory J. Jurkovich, M.D.   Denver Health Medical Center
 2013   Raul Coimbra, M.D.   UC San Diego Health System
 2012   Gregory Victorino, M.D.   UC San Francisco
 2010   Ken Mattox, M.D.   Ben Taub General Hospital
 2009   Stephen Bartlett, M.D.   University of Maryland Medical Center
 2008   Joseph Galante, M.D.   UC Davis Medical Center