Shaheen Taghizadeh Najafi, M.D.



Internal Medicine

Hospital Medicine


Internal Medicine


  • Associate Physician


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Philosophy of Care

I strive to deliver compassionate patient care that is rooted in evidence-based medicine.  I treasure the opportunity to participate in the clinical education of medical students and resident physicians.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Najafi is an adult academic hospitalist with a special clinical interest in medical education.

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Najafi's academic interests are focused on medical education, specifically how to optimize the experience of fourth-year medical students during their internal medicine acting internship.


Hospital Medicine

Center/Program Affiliation

UC Davis Medical Group


M.D., Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia PA 2012

B.S., UC San Diego, La Jolla CA 2007

Internship: Internal Medicine, UC Davis, Sacramento CA 2012-2013


Internal Medicine, UC Davis, Sacramento CA 2013-2015

Board Certifications

American Board of Internal Medicine,

Professional Memberships

Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine

American College of Physicians

Select Recent Publications

Najafi S, Sandrock C. “Hospitalized Patients with Acute Pneumonia”. Hospital Medicine Clinics. Oct 2017; 6(4): 456-469.