Elizabeth Magnan, M.D., Ph.D.

Elizabeth M. Magnan, M.D., Ph.D.


Family and Community Medicine


  • Assistant Professor, Department of Family & Community Medicine


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

Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center

4860 Y St., Suite 1600
Sacramento, CA 95817
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Additional Phone Numbers

Clinic Fax: 916-734-5641
Physician Referrals: 800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)

Philosophy of Care

If you are challenged by multiple chronic conditions that impact your life significantly, I want to work with you to find the treatment plan that best fits your healthcare goals and your personal needs.  Let's work together to help you feel better today and in the long term.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Magnan believes in working with patients to find the best plan to improve their health and wellness.  She specializes in chronic condition management and behavioral health, and enjoys working collaboratively with patients who are challenged by multiple chronic conditions.

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Magnan's primary research interests are in improving health outcomes and the patient experience for patients with complicated health needs, including diabetes and multiple chronic conditions.


Family and Community Medicine

Center/Program Affiliation

UC Davis Medical Group


M.D., University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison WI 2007

Ph.D., University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison WI 2014

B.S., University of Wisconsin, Madison WI 2003


Family Medicine, Memorial Family Medicine, Houston TX 2008-2011


Primary Care Research, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison WI 2011-2014

Board Certifications

American Board of Family Medicine, 2011

Professional Memberships

North American Primary Care Research Group

Honors and Awards

Annals of Internal Medicine Top Reviewer, 2014

John J Frey Writing Award for Creative Writing, 2012

Select Recent Publications

Magnan E, Palta M, Mahoney J, Pandhi N, Bolt D, Fink J, Greenlee R, Smith M. The Relationship of Individual Comorbid Chronic Conditions to Diabetes Care Quality. BMJ Open Diabetes Research and Care. July 23 2015. 2015; 3(1).

Magnan E, Palta M, Johnson H, Bartels C, Schumacher J, Smith M. The Impact of a Patient’s Concordant and Discordant Chronic Conditions on Diabetes Care Quality Measures. J of Diabetes and Its Complications. 2015 March; 29 (2): 288-294.

Wallace M, Magnan E, Thorpe C, Schumacher J, Smith M, Johnson H. Delays in Diagnosis and Treatment of Incident Hypertension. J. GIM. 2014 May; 29(5): 723–731.

Magnan E, Gittelson R, Bartels C, Johnson H, Pandhi N, Jacobs E, Smith M. Establishing chronic condition concordance and discordance with diabetes:  a Delphi study. BMC Family Practice. 28 March 2015, 16:42.