Valentina Medici, M.D.

Valentina Medici, M.D.


Gastroenterology and Hepatology


  • Professor


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UC Davis Midtown Ambulatory Care Center

3160 Folsom Blvd, Suite 3500
Sacramento, CA 95816
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Philosophy of Care

My philosophy of care is to treat every patient with respect and dedication and to meet their different needs. I believe in the strong commitment of UC Davis to both patient and physician education and to quality patient care.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Medici's clinical interests are focused on Wilson disease, alcoholic liver disease, fatty liver, post liver transplant care, and clinical nutrition.

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Medici's research interests include Wilson disease and epigenetic regulation of gene expression, study of methionine metabolism in alcoholic liver disease in humans and animal models. 


Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Center/Program Affiliation

UC Davis Medical Group


M.D., University of Padova School of Medicine, Padova Italy 2000

M.A.S., Clinical Research, UC Davis School of Medicine, Sacramento CA 2008


Research, Kiel University - Hospital Schleswig-Holstein, Kiel Germany 2003-2004

Clinical Nutrition, Nestl´┐Ż Nutrition Institute, 2014

Gastroenterology and Digestive Endoscopy, University of Padova School of Medicine, Padova Italy 2001-2004

Board Certifications

Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates, 2005

Professional Memberships

American Association for the Study of Liver Disease

American Gastroenterlogical Association

American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition

University of California San Francisco, Liver Center Member

Wilson Disease Association International

Honors and Awards

R01 (NIH), 2016

Fred and Pat Anderson Endowed Chair in Liver Research, 2015

UC Davis Internal Medicine Faculty Research Award, 2015

R03 (NIDDK), 2014

K08 (NIDDK) Mentored Clinical Scientist Development and Award, 2010

Select Recent Publications

Medici V, Kieffer DA, Shibata NM, Chima H, Kim K, Canovas A, Medrano JF, Islas-Trejo AD, Kharbanda KK, Olson K, Su RJ, Islam MS, Syed R, Keen CL, Miller AY, Rutledge JC, Halsted CH, LaSalle JM. Wilson Disease: Epigenetic effects of choline supplementation on phenotype and clinical course in a mouse model. Epigenetics. 2016 Nov;11(11):804-818.

Syed R, Shibata NM, Kharbanda KK, Su RJ, Olson K, Yokoyama A, Rutledge JC, Chmiel KJ, Kim K, Halsted CH, Medici V. Effects of Nonpurified and Choline Supplemented or Nonsupplemented Purified Diets on Hepatic Steatosis and Methionine Metabolism in C3H Mice. Metab Syndr Relat Disord. 2016 May;14(4):202-9.

Butler AA, St-Onge MP, Siebert EA, Medici V, Stanhope KL, Havel PJ. Differential Responses of Plasma Adropin Concentrations To Dietary Glucose or Fructose Consumption In Humans. Sci Rep. 2015 Oct 5;5:14691.

Tryon MS, Stanhope KL, Epel ES, Mason AE, Brown R, Medici V, Havel PJ, Laugero KD. Excessive Sugar Consumption May Be a Difficult Habit to Break: A View From the Brain and Body. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2015 Jun;100(6):2239-47.

Levy RE, Catana AM, Durbin-Johnson B, Halsted CH, Medici V. Ethnic differences in presentation and severity of alcoholic liver disease. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2015 Mar;39(3):566-74.

Stanhope KL, Medici V, Bremer AA, Lee V, Lam HD, Nunez MV, Chen GX, Keim NL, Havel PJ. A dose-response study of consuming high-fructose corn syrup-sweetened beverages on lipid/lipoprotein risk factors for cardiovascular disease in young adults. Am J Clin Nutr. 2015 Jun;101(6):1144-54.