Kathryn M. Stadeli, M.D., M.P.H. for UC Davis Health

Kathryn M. Stadeli, M.D., M.P.H.

Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery

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Acute Care Surgery

Surgical Critical Care



Locations and Contact

UC Davis Medical Center

UC Davis Medical Center - Trauma, Acute Care Surgery and Surgical Critical Care
2315 Stockton Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95817

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Additional Numbers

Physician Referrals

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

Philosophy of Care

I believe we can provide the best possible care by partnering with patients and their families to find the intersection of the best evidence-based treatment and care that aligns with what is most important to each patient.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Stadeli is a trauma and acute care surgeon board certified in surgical critical care offering care to patients with emergent surgical problems and those who are critically ill. She has particular clinical interest and skills caring for patients with firearm injuries and primary surgical palliative care (partnering with, supporting, and guiding patients and families through difficult end-of-life situations and/or life-altering injuries).

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Stadeli's research focuses on improving health equity and firearm injury prevention, particularly through community-based intervention programs that are informed by communities most affected by these problems.


Division of Trauma, Acute Care Surgery and Surgical Critical Care

Center/Program Affiliation

Trauma Program

Undergraduate School

B.S., Biology, Linfield College, McMinnville OR 2009

Medical School

M.D., UC San Diego, San Diego CA 2014

Other School

M.P.H., Health Services/Global Health, University of Washington School of Public Health, Seattle WA 2019


General Surgery, University of Washington, Seattle WA 2014-2015


General Surgery, University of Washington, Seattle WA 2015-2021


NIH T32 Research Fellowship, University of Washington, Seattle WA 2017-2019


Trauma Surgery and Surgical Critical Care, University of Washington and Harborview Medical Center, Seattle WA 2021-2022

Research and Education Foundation Annual Meeting Scholarship, American Association for the Surgery of Trauma, 2021

Nominee, Annual Housestaff Achievement Award for Clinical Ability and Humanitarian Concern, Harborview Medical Center, Seattle WA, 2021

Champion, Inter-specialty Robotic Surgery Olympics, University of Washington, Seattle WA, 2021

Research Grant Award, Medic One Foundation, 2019

Best Oral Presentation Award, Seattle Surgical Society, Seattle WA, 2019


Stewart J, Stadeli KM, Ásbjörnsdóttir KH, Green ML, Davidson GH, Weiner BJ, Dhanireddy S. Use of a Community Center Primary Care Clinic and Subsequent Emergency Department Visits Among Unhoused Women. JAMA Netw Open. 2021 Mar 1;4(3):e213134. doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2021.3134. PMID:33764421.

Stadeli KM, Hantouli MN, Brewer EG, Austin E, Doll KM, Lavallee DC, Davidson GH. Beyond demographics: Missing sociodemographics in surgical research. Am J Surg. 2020 Jun;219(6):926-931. doi:10.1016/j.amjsurg.2019.07.038. Epub 2019 Jul 29. PMID:31383349.

Stadeli KM, Abdullahi D, Ali A, Conrick KM, Paulsen M, Bulger EM, Vavilala MS, Mohamed FB, Ali A, Ibrahim A. Working toward Equity in Emergencies (WE) through Stop the Bleed: A pilot collaborative health program with the Somali community in Seattle. Am J Surg. 2020 May;219(5):756-763. doi:10.1016/j.amjsurg.2020.03.004. Epub 2020 Mar 10. PMID:32204848.

Zhu J, Stadeli KM, Pandit K, Zech J, Ludwig A, Harris K, Naughton H, Yi J, Davidson GH, Kritek PA. Standardizing nightly huddles with surgical residents and nurses to improve interdisciplinary communication and teamwork. Am J Surg. 2020 May;219(5):769-775. doi:10.1016/j.amjsurg.2020.03.002. Epub 2020 Mar 10. PMID:32216877.

Ehlers AP, Sullivan KM, Stadeli KM, Monu JI, Chen-Meekin JY, Khandelwal S. Opioid Use Following Bariatric Surgery: Results of a Prospective Survey. Obes Surg. 2020 Mar;30(3):1032-1037. doi:10.1007/s11695-019-04301-9. PMID:31808115.

Stewart J, Stadeli KM, Green ML, Etter-Carlson L, Dahl E, Davidson GH, Golden M, Dhanireddy S. A Co-Located Continuity Clinic Model to Address Healthcare Needs of Women Living Unhoused With Opioid Use Disorder, Who Engage in Transactional Sex in North Seattle. Sex Transm Dis. 2020 Jan;47(1):e5-e7. doi:10.1097/OLQ.0000000000001064. PMID:31517766.

Stadeli KM, Hoops H, Bynum DL, Wright JM, Goode E, Willoughby J, Jardine DA. The Critical Role of Mentorship in the ACGME Back to Bedside Initiative: Lessons Learned From the First Cycle of Awards. J Grad Med Educ. 2019 Feb;11(1):114-116. doi:10.4300/JGME-D-19-00001.1. PMID:30805112.

Stadeli KM. Opioid deaths are preventable – don’t NIMBY treatment centers. Seattle Times. 2019 Jan 9. https://www.seattletimes.com/opinion/opioid-deaths-are-preventable-dont-nimby-treatment-centers/

Tessler RA, Stadeli KM, Chadbunchachai W, Gyedu A, Lagrone L, Reynolds T, Rubiano A, Mock CN. Utilization of injury care case studies: a systematic review of the World Health Organization's "Strengthening care for the injured: Success stories and lessons learned from around the world". Injury. 2018 Nov;49(11):1969-1978. doi:10.1016/j.injury.2018.08.013. Epub 2018 Aug 18. PMID:30195833.