Loren Davidson, M.D.

Loren Thomas Davidson, M.D.

Specialties

Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine

Title

  • Health Sciences Clinical Professor
  • PM&R Residency Program Director
  • Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine Fellowship Director

Reviews

To see if Loren Thomas Davidson is accepting new patients, or for assistance finding a UC Davis doctor, please call 800-2-UCDAVIS (800-282-3284).

Shriners Hospital for Children

2425 Stockton Blvd., Suite 718
Sacramento, CA 95817
Driving Directions

Primary Phone:
800-2-UCDAVIS (800-282-3284)

Additional Phone Numbers

Clinic Phone: 916-453-2000
Clinic Fax: 916-453-2202
Clinic Referral Phone: 916-453-2180
Physician Referrals: 800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)

Philosophy of Care

My goal is to maximize quality of life by optimizing function, autonomy and independence while promoting health and participation.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Davidson is a pediatric rehabilitation specialist who specializes in taking care of children with congenital and acquired disability. His areas of clinical interest and expertise include spinal cord injury, cerebral palsy, and spasticity management.

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Davidson's research at this time explores the use of telemedicine to provide specialty medical care to rural and underserved communities.

Division

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Pediatric Orthopaedics

Center/Program Affiliation

UC Davis Children's Hospital

Education

M.D., UC Davis School of Medicine, Sacramento CA 2002

B.S., UC San Diego, San Diego CA 1998

Internship: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, UC Davis Health, Sacramento CA 2002-2003

Residency

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, UC Davis Health, Sacramento CA 2003-2006

Fellowships

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation/Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine, The Children�s Hospital University of Colorado, Aurora CO 2006-2008

Board Certifications

American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation,

American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation-Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine,

Professional Memberships

American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine

American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

American Spinal Injury Association

Association of Academic Physiatrists

Honors and Awards

Sacramento Magazine: Top Doctors: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Dec: 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020

Program for Academic Leadership (PAL) through the Association of Academic Physiatrists (AAP) Mentorship and training course: AAP annual conference, 2015, 2016, 2017

David D. Kilmer, MD, Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award, 2010, 2012

Scholarship to Advance Research in Spasticity (STARS) Program, Research Grant, 2007

Alpha Omega Alpha, Honor Medical Society, September, 2005

Honors in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, UC Davis, 2002

Merit Scholarship, UC San Diego,

Select Recent Publications

Davidson L, Haynes SC, Favila-Meza A, Hoch JS, Tancredi DJ, Bares AD, Mouzoon J, Marcin JP. Parent Experience and Cost Savings Associated with a Novel Tele-physiatry Program for Children Living in Rural and Underserved Communities. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2021 Aug 21:S0003-9993(21)01367-8. doi:10.1016/j.apmr.2021.07.807. Epub ahead of print. PMID:34425088.

Vova JA, Davidson LT. Nerve and Tendon Transfers After Spinal Cord Injuries in the Pediatric Population: Clinical Decision Making and Rehabilitation Strategies to Optimize Function. Phys Med Rehabil Clin N Am. 2020 Aug;31(3):455-469. doi:10.1016/j.pmr.2020.04.006. Epub 2020 Jun 9. PMID:32624105.

Vova JA, Davidson LT. Nerve and Tendon Transfers After Spinal Cord Injuries in the Pediatric Population: Clinical Decision Making and Rehabilitation Strategies to Optimize Function. Phys Med Rehabil Clin N Am. 2020 Aug;31(3):455-469. doi:10.1016/j.pmr.2020.04.006. Epub 2020 Jun 9. PMID:32624105.

Davidson L, Oleszek J, Powell A. Cerebral Palsy. Chapman’s Orthopedics. 4th edition. Jaypee Bros., New Delhi, India. 2019 Jan 31;4(281):5599-5615.

Ni P, Mulcahey MJ, Slavin MD, Thielen CC, Vogel LC, Sadowsky C, Davidson LT, Jette AM. Tracking Spinal Cord Injury Functional Outcomes Across the Lifespan: Validation of Linking Coefficients. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2019 Oct;100(10):1924-1931. doi:10.1016/j.apmr.2019.05.022. Epub 2019 May 30. PMID:31153853.

Mulcahey MJ, Thielen CC, Sadowsky C, Silvestri JL, Martin R, White L, Cagney JA, Vogel LC, Schottler J, Davidson L, Parry I, Taylor HB, Higgins K, Feltz ML, Sinko R, Bultman J, Mazurkiewicz J, Gaughan J. Despite limitations in content range, the SCIM-III is reproducible and a valid indicator of physical function in youths with spinal cord injury and dysfunction. Spinal Cord. 2018 Apr;56(4):332-340. doi:10.1038/s41393-017-0036-0. Epub 2017 Dec 22. PMID:29269778.

Davidson LT, Oleszek JO. Rehabilitation Medicine, Chapter 712: Spasticity. Nelson’s Textbook of Pediatrics, 21st Edition. Elsevier. 2017;712:pp. (Revision of previous chapter in process).

Calhoun Thielen C, Sadowsky C, Vogel LC, Taylor H, Davidson L, Bultman J, Gaughan J, Mulcahey MJ. Evaluation of the Walking Index for Spinal Cord Injury II (WISCI-II) in children with Spinal Cord Injury (SCI). Spinal Cord. 2017 May;55(5):478-482. doi:10.1038/sc.2016.142. Epub 2016 Oct 18. PMID:27752056.

Davidson L, Oleszek J, Powell A. Cerebral Palsy. Chapman’s Orthopedics. 2015.

Powell A, Davidson L. Pediatric spinal cord injury: a review by organ system. Phys Med Rehabil Clin N Am. 2015 Feb;26(1):109-32. doi:10.1016/j.pmr.2014.09.002. PMID:25479784.