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.
Dr. Medici's clinical interests are focused on Wilson disease, alcoholic liver disease, fatty liver, post liver transplant care, and clinical nutrition.
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
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� Nutrition Institute, 2014
Gastroenterology and Digestive Endoscopy, University of Padova School of Medicine, Padova Italy 2001-2004
Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates, 2005
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.