Aubrey Yao, M.D.

Aubrey Yao, M.D.



Anesthesiology - Cardiovascular and Thoracic


  • Associate Clinical Professor
  • Director, Medical Student Education


Aubrey Yao is not currently accepting new patients. For assistance finding a UC Davis doctor, please call 800-2-UCDAVIS (800-282-3284).

Patient Support Services Building

4150 V St., Suite 1200
Sacramento, CA 95817
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Additional Phone Numbers

Department Fax: 916-734-7980

Clinical Interests

Dr. Yao's clinical research interests include transesophageal echocardiography, resident education, and anesthesia simulation. His research interests include non-invasive techniques for measuring cardiac output monitoring and non-invasive hemoglobin measurement.


Cardiovascular and Thoracic Anesthesia

Center/Program Affiliation

Cardiovascular Services


M.D., University of Missouri, Kansas City, School of Medicine, Kansas City MO 2001

B.A., Northwestern University, Evanston IL 1995


Urology, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento CA 2001-2004

Anesthesiology, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento CA 2005-2008


Cardiovascular and Thoracic Anesthesiology, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento CA 2008-2009

Board Certifications

American Board of Anesthesiology, 2009

National Board of Echocardiography - Advanced Perioperative Transesophageal Echocardiography, 2009

Professional Memberships

American Society of Anesthesiologists

International Anesthesia Research Society

Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists

Honors and Awards

Dean's Team Award for Excellence - Code Blue Team Training, 2013

Outstanding Resident Teaching Award, UC Davis Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, 2011

Clinical Fellow Professionalism Award, UC Davis, Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Sacramento, CA, 2009

Sara C. Armstrong Award for Compassionate Care, UC Davis Health System, Sacramento, CA, 2009

Anesthesiology Resident of the Year, UC Davis, Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Sacramento, CA, 2007

Abbott Laboratories Resident Research Award Finalist, CSA Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, 2007

Honors earned in Urology, Transplant Surgery, Surgery, General Surgery, Psychiatry, Family Medicine, Clinical Pharmacology, University of Missouri at Kansas City, 2001

National Merit Scholar, Northwestern University, 1995

Select Recent Publications

Alkhulaif A, Julie I, Barton J, Nagle E, Yao, A. Implementation of In- Situ Simulation Training: Advantages, Challenges and Obstacles. MedSim Magazine. 2015;4(3): 10-13.

Barton J, Alsomali S, Ng V, Clarke S, Yao A, Carlisle M, Dunbar K, Hammontree W, Bair A. Impact of Multidisciplinary Team Training and High Fidelity Simulation In Critical Patient Scenarios. Med Sci Educ (JIAMSE). 2013 Oct;23(3S):532-540.

Konia M, Yao A. Simulation-a new educational paradigm? J Biomed Res. 2013 Mar;27(2):75-80.

Yao A, et al. The effects of aromatic anesthetics on dorsal horn neuronal responses to noxious stimulation. Anesth Analg. 2009 June;106(6):1759-64.

Kim J, Yao A, et al. Neurons in the ventral spinal cord are more depressed by isoflurane, halothane and propofol than are neurons in the dorsal spinal cord. Anesth Analg. 2007 Oct;105(4):1020-6.