Sarah Waldman, M.D.

Sarah Elisabeth Waldman, M.D.


Infectious Diseases


Internal Medicine


  • Assistant Clinical Professor


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Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center

4860 Y St., Suite 0101
Sacramento, CA 95817
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One Community Health (formerly Cares Community Health)

1500 21st St.
Sacramento, CA 95817
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Physician Referrals: 800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)

Clinical Interests

Dr. Waldman’s clinical areas of interest include general infectious diseases, sexually transmitted diseases, HIV care, antibiotic stewardship, infections in immune compromised hosts and travel medicine. Her research interests include HIV medicine and medical education.

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Waldman has a growing experience of clinical research, teaching and public health with a focused interest in economically challenged groups and wants to identify the biological and societal effects that infectious diseases have on communities. 


Infectious Diseases


M.D., UC San Francisco School of Medicine, San Francisco CA 2011

B.A., Brown University, Providence RI 2005

Internship: Internal Medicine, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento CA 2011-2012


Internal Medicine, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento CA 2012-2014


Infectious Diseases, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento CA 2014-2016

Board Certifications

American Board of Internal Medicine, 2014

American Board of Internal Medicine, Infectious Disease, 2016

Professional Memberships

American College of Physicians

American Medical Association

Infectious Diseases Society of America

Honors and Awards

University of California San Francisco Dean's Research Grant, 2007

Brown University Student Teaching and Research Assistantship, 2004

Select Recent Publications

McHardy IH, Dinh BN, Waldman S, Stewart E, Bays D, Pappagianis D, Thompson GR 3rd. Coccidioidomycosis Complement Fixation Titer Trends in the Age of Antifungals. J Clin Microbiol. 2018 Nov 27;56(12). pii: e01318-18.

Waldman SE, Duong TN. Importance of a Travel History in Evaluation of Respiratory Infections. Curr Emerg Hosp Med Rep. 2016;4:141. 

Stewart E, Waldman S, Sutton DA, Sanders C, Lindner J, Fan H, Wiederhold NP, Thompson GR. Ustilago echinata: Infection in a Mixed Martial Artist Following an Open Fracture. Mycopathologia. 2015 Nov 21.

Waldman S, Cohen S. Molecular Methodologies for Investigating Foodbourne Outbreaks. In: Khardori, N, ed. Food Microbiology: In Human Health and Disease. 1st ed. Boca Raton, Florida: CRC Press, 2015. 

Newman PM, Wanzira H, Tumwine G, Arinaitwe E, Waldman S, Achan J, Havlir D, Rosenthal PJ, Dorsey G, Clark TD and Cohan D. Placental malaria among HIV-infected and uninfected women receiving antifolates in a high transmission area of Uganda.  Malaria Journal. 2009 Nov 14;8:254-62.

Bernardi L Waldman S. Sexual behaviour during college years in US. A cross-cultural analysis of the sexual behavior of university students. In: Sexual and affective behaviour of students. An international comparative study, (Eds.) Billari F., M. Caltabiano, G. Dalla Zuanna, Cleup, Padua. 2007:225-246.