Samuel Louie, M.D.
Pulmonary and Critical Care
- Director, UC Davis Asthma Network (UCAN)
- Director, Reversible Obstructive Airway Disease (ROAD) Center
Philosophy of Care
Empathy is not an occupational hazard for me. The treatment of my patients' diseases may be impersonal, but the education and care of every patient I have is completely personal. Find the courage to change your health and lifestyle, and then find me to do a clinical trial of one. When you can't breathe, nothing else matters.
Dr. Louie is a pulmonologist and asthmatologist with special interests in severe asthma, the asthma-COPD overlap syndrome, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
Dr. Louie's research interests include the immunology of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and chronic disease management of asthma and COPD to promote comprehensive and personalized care and patient safety.
Dr. Louie directs the UC Davis Asthma Network (UCAN) and the ROAD Center. ROAD (Reversible Obstructive Airway Diseases) includes COPD and the asthma-COPD overlap syndrome.
Directorships at UC Davis Health:
- 1993-2006 Director, Pulmonary Rehabilitation
- 1994-2014 Director, Pulmonary Services Laboratory
- 1998 to present - Director, University of California Asthma Network (UCAN)
- 2001 to present - Director, Department of Respiratory Care
- 2006 to present - Medical Director, California Society for Respiratory Care (CSRC)
M.D., UC San Francisco School of Medicine, San Francisco CA 1980
B.S., University of Southern California, Los Angeles CA 1976
Wadsworth Veterans Medical Center/UCLA, Los Angeles, California, 1980-1983
Internal Medicine/Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento CA 1983-1986
American Board of Internal Medicine, 1984
American Board of Internal Medicine, Critical Care Medicine, 2001
American Board of Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, 1986
State of California, Medical license,
American College of Chest Physicians
American Thoracic Society
Honors and Awards
Dean�s Team Award for Excellence in Research: ROAD, UC Davis School of Medicine, 2016
Chair�s Recognition Award, Department of Internal Medicine, UC Davis School of Medicine, 2015
Professor of the Year, Division of Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine, UCDMC, 2011
Outstanding Clinician Award, Department of Internal Medicine, UC Davis School of Medicine, 2011
Physician of the Year, UC Davis Medical Center, 1996
Fellow, American College of Chest Physicians, 1991
Resident of the Year, Wadsworth VA Medical Center, 1983
Select Recent Publications
To view more of Dr. Louie's publications, visit his UC Davis Research Profiles site.
Louie S. Lies, Damn Lies and Asthma [Pulmonary Pitfalls]. Consultant. 2018; 58(12):336-342
Kenyon NJ, Zeki AA, Albertson TE, Louie S. Definition of critical asthma syndrome. Clin Rev Allergy Immunol. 2015; 48(1):1-6
Sriratanaviriyakul N, Murin S, Louie S. Pitfalls of venous thromboembolism [Pulmonary Pitfalls]. Consultant. 2014;54(11):860-863
Zeki A, Louie S. Diagnosing Asthma-COPD Overlap Syndrome [Pulmonary Pitfalls]. Consultant. 2014; 54(8):645-649
Tan L, Louie S. The Danger of Hemoptysis [Pulmonary Pitfalls]. Consultant. 2014; 54(5):390-392
Gidwani N, Louie S. Diagnosing and Managing Dyspnea [Pulmonary Pitfalls]. Consultant. 2014; 54(2):129-130
Louie S, Zeki AA. Schivo M, Chan AL, Yoneda YY, Advalovic M, Morrissey BM, Albertson TE. The asthma-chronic obstructive pulmonary disease overlap syndrome. Expert Rev Clin Pharmacol. 2013; 6: 197-219
Hardin KA, Meyers F, Louie S. Integrating Palliative Care in Severe COPD. COPD. (4):207-220, 2008
Liu J, Louie S, Hsu W, Yu, KM, Nicholas H, Rosenquist GL. Tyrosine sulfation is prevalent in Human Chemokine Receptors Important in Lung Disease. Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol. (38):738-743, 2008
Mealey FH, Kenyon NJ, Avdalovic MV, Louie S. Difficult-to-Control Asthma in adults. Am J Med. (120):760-763, 2007