Jeffrey Southard, M.D.

Jeffrey Allen Southard, M.D.



Cardiovascular Medicine

Interventional Cardiology

Internal Medicine


Internal Medicine


  • Associate Clinical Professor


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Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center

4860 Y St., Suite 0200
Sacramento, CA 95817
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Additional Phone Numbers

Clinic Referral Phone: 916-734-5678
Physician Referrals: 800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)

Philosophy of Care

I do my best to treat patients with the same care I wish my family to have. I serve as a medical advisor to my patients trying to explain why we should do the things I am suggesting. Ultimately the decision is theirs to make.  Sometimes patients come to me because they are frustrated with the medical system. Lending a comforting ear can be all the medicine that is required.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Southard is an interventional cardiologist with an interest in cardiovascular medicine. He sees patients in clinic, in the hospital and in consultation. He is the director of the Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement Program and has been the principle investigator in many research related valve trials.

In addition his research interests focus on expanding care to patients in underserved areas and he is working with our Telemedicine program to continue cardiology consultation in that regard.

He also has an interest in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and was the principle investigator for the first ever cardiovascular stem cell trial here at UC Davis

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Southard's research interests include Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement, Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy and Optical Coherence Tomography. 


Cardiovascular Medicine

Center/Program Affiliation

Cardiovascular Services


M.D., Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington DC 1999

B.S., UC Davis, Davis CA 1995

Internship: Internal Medicine, Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington DC 1999-2000


Internal Medicine, Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington DC 2000-2002


Cardiovascular Medicine, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento CA 2003-2006

Board Certifications

American Board of Internal Medicine,

American Board of Internal Medicine, Cardiology,

American Board of Internal Medicine, Interventional Cardiology,

Professional Memberships

American College of Cardiology

American Heart Association

Honors and Awards

Outstanding Fellow Award, Cardiology Fellowship, UC Davis Medical Center, 2006

Housestaff Professionalism Award, Cardiology Fellowship, UC Davis Medical Center, 2006

William P. Argy Award Winner, Outstanding Teaching Resident, Georgetown University Hospital, 2002

Select Recent Publications

Singh GD, Smith TW, Boyd WD, Southard JA, Wong GB, Philip F, Low RI, Rogers JH. Complete Transcatheter Treatment of Degenerated Bioprosthetic Mitral Regurgitation: Transapical Paravalvular Leak Closure Followed by Transseptal Mitral Valve-in-Valve Replacement. JACC Cardiovasc Interv. 2015 Dec 21;8(14):e229-31. doi:10.1016/j.jcin.2015.06.029. Epub 2015 Nov 18. PMID:26604059.

Fatakdawala H, Gorpas D, Bishop JW, Bec J, Ma D, Southard JA, Margulies KB, Marcu L. Fluorescence Lifetime Imaging Combined with Conventional Intravascular Ultrasound for Enhanced Assessment of Atherosclerotic Plaques: an Ex Vivo Study in Human Coronary Arteries. J Cardiovasc Transl Res. 2015 Jun;8(4):253-63. doi:10.1007/s12265-015-9627-3. Epub 2015 May 1. PMID:25931307.

Chu LL, Katzberg RW, Solomon R, Southard J, Evans SJ, Li CS, McDonald JS, Payne C, Boone JM, RamachandraRao SP. Clinical Significance of Persistent Global and Focal Computed Tomography Nephrograms After Cardiac Catheterization and Their Relationships to Urinary Biomarkers of Kidney Damage and Procedural Factors: Pilot Study. Invest Radiol. 2016 Dec;51(12):797-803. doi:10.1097/RLI.0000000000000268. PMID:26974312.

Philip F, Stewart S, Southard JA. Very late stent thrombosis with second generation drug eluting stents compared to bare metal stents: Network meta-analysis of randomized primary percutaneous coronary intervention trials. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2016 Jul;88(1):38-48. doi:10.1002/ccd.26458. Epub 2016 Feb 24. PMID:26916633.

Dinesen B, Nonnecke B, Lindeman D, Toft E, Kidholm K, Jethwani K, Young HM, Spindler H, Oestergaard CU, Southard JA, Gutierrez M, Anderson N, Albert NM, Han JJ, Nesbitt T. Personalized Telehealth in the Future: A Global Research Agenda. J Med Internet Res. 2016 Mar 1;18(3):e53. doi:10.2196/jmir.5257. PMID:26932229.

Philip F, Wong GB, Southard JA. Cerebral Embolization After Implantation of a Balloon-Expandable Aortic Valve Without Prior Balloon Valvuloplasty: When Is Doing Less More? JACC Cardiovasc Interv. 2016 Jan 11;9(1):107-108. doi:10.1016/j.jcin.2015.10.020. PMID:26762922.

Nesbitt T, Doctorvaladan S, Southard JA, Singh S, Fekete A, Marie K, Moser DK, Pelter MM, Robinson S, Wilson MD, Cooper L, Dracup K. Correlates of quality of life in rural patients with heart failure. Circ Heart Fail. 2014 Nov;7(6):882-7. doi:10.1161/CIRCHEARTFAILURE.113.000577. Epub 2014 Aug 21. PMID:25146960.

Dracup K, Moser DK, Pelter MM, Nesbitt TS, Southard J, Paul SM, Robinson S, Cooper LS. Randomized, controlled trial to improve self-care in patients with heart failure living in rural areas. Circulation. 2014 Jul 15;130(3):256-64. doi:10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.113.003542. Epub 2014 May 9. PMID:24815499.

Dracup K, Moser DK, Pelter MM, Nesbitt T, Southard J, Paul SM, Robinson S, Hemsey JZ, Cooper L. Rural patients' knowledge about heart failure. J Cardiovasc Nurs. 2014 Sep-Oct;29(5):423-8. doi:10.1097/JCN.0b013e31829cbcf3. PMID:23839575.

Singh GD, Wong GB, Southard JA, Amsterdam EA. Food for thought: atrioventricular dissociation. Am J Med. 2013 Dec;126(12):1050-3. doi:10.1016/j.amjmed.2013.09.001. Epub 2013 Oct 8. PMID:24119821.