Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center
4860 Y St., Suite 1700
Sacramento, CA 95817
Shriners Hospital for Children
2425 Stockton Blvd., Suite 718
Sacramento, CA 95817
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Dr. Davidson is a pediatric physiatrist and Health Sciences Clinical Professor in the department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation where he serves as the residency program director and pediatric rehabilitation medicine fellowship director. Dr. Davidson's clinical interest and expertise include caring for children with spinal cord injury, cerebral palsy, and providing spasticity management.
Dr. Davidson's research endeavors have included the novel use of telemedicine to provide pediatric physiatry services to children with special health care needs living in rural and underserved communities.
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
M.D., UC Davis School of Medicine, Sacramento CA 2002
B.S., UC San Diego, La Jolla CA 1998
Internship: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento CA 2002-2003
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento CA 2003-2006
Pediatric Rehabilitation, The Children�s Hospital University of Colorado, Aurora CO 2006-2008
American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation,
American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation-Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine,
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
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
Select Recent Publications
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.
Davidson LT, Oleszek JO. Part XXXIII: Rehabilitation Medicine, Chapter 712: Spasticity. Nelson’s Textbook of Pediatrics, 20th Edition. Elsevier. 2016;33(713);3404-6.
Davidson LT, Oleszek JO, Middleton J. Chapter 12: Spasticity, Clinics in Developmental Medicine. Spinal Cord Injury in the Child and Young Adult. Mac Keith Press, UK. 2014;12:167-181.