Frederick Meyers, M.D., M.A.C.P.

Frederick James Meyers, M.D., M.A.C.P.





Internal Medicine


  • Director, Center for Precision Medicine and Data Sciences
  • Associate Director for Education, Training and Career Development for UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • Distinguished Professor of Internal Medicine, Division of Oncology and Hematology
  • Arline Miller Rolkin Professorship in Clinical Effectiveness


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UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center

2279 45th Street
Sacramento, CA 95817
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Clinic Referral Phone: 916-703-5210
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Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Frederick Meyers is Distinguished Professor of Internal Medicine at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. His career interests include multifaceted investigations of advanced cancer (molecular biology, clinical trials, palliative care with a focus on advanced and metastatic malignancies) and training the next generation of scientists. He was part of the leadership team that achieved the nationwide status of Comprehensive Cancer Center for UC Davis. His service to the University has included 12 years as Chair of the Department of Internal Medicine followed by 7 years as Executive Associate Dean and Vice Dean of the UC Davis Medical School. His national leadership in career development has been recognized with many training grants, service to NIH, and as President of the Association of Clinical and Translational Science 2019-2020. He received the 2020 Chancellor's award for Diversity and Community Service.

Dr. Meyers is currently the Director of the UC Davis Center for Precision Medicine and Data Sciences. He wrote the education chapter for the California governor's precision medicine action plan. He has developed a network among the UCs, the state, and other partners, making the UC Davis Center for Precision Medicine and Data Sciences a leader in precision medicine. Finding precise, targeted and individualized cures for cancer and all disease, and achieving population health, is his enduring passion.


Hematology and Oncology

Center/Program Affiliation

UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center


M.D., UC San Francisco School of Medicine, San Francisco CA 1976

B.S., UC San Francisco, San Francisco CA 1973

Internship: Internal Medicine, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento CA 1976-1977


Internal Medicine, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento CA 1977-1979


Hematology/Oncology, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento CA 1979-1982

Board Certifications

American Board of Family Medicine, Hospice and Palliative Medicine,

American Board of Internal Medicine,

American Board of Internal Medicine, Hematology,

American Board of Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology,

Professional Memberships

American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine

American Association for Cancer Education

American Association for the Advancement of Science

American Cancer Society

American College of Physicians (Master)

American Society of Clinical Oncology

American Society of Hematology

Association for Clinical and Translational Science

Association of Professors of Medicine

Association of Subspecialty Professors

California Medical Association

Royal College of Physicians (Fellow)

Sierra Sacramento Valley Medical Society

Western Society for Clinical Investigation

Honors and Awards

Distinguished Professor, 2020

Speaker, UC Davis School of Medicine Commencement, welcome and introduction, (2009-present), 2020

Chancellor's Achievement Award for Diversity and Community, 2019, 2020

Elected President of Association for Clinical and Translational Science (ACTS), 2019

School of Medicine Research Award, in recognition of outstanding contributions to biomedical science and medicine through clinical research activities, stipend and $7,500 for support of a research fellow, 2018

"Precision Medicine Big Idea" was chosen, one out of 10 selected, in a highly competitive process of 200 submissions, to be advanced and featured to our donors, 2017

Hibbard Williams Extraordinary Achievement Award, 2016

UC Davis Dean's Hero Award, Dean Freischlag gave the first UC Davis Dean's Hero Award to Vice Dean Meyers in a Town Hall on June 11, 2014

Fellow, Royal College of Physicians, 2010

Lane Adams Quality of Life Award American Cancer Society, 2010

Distinguished Leadership Award Huntington�s Disease Society of America, 2010

Excellence in Palliative Medicine Award California State Hospice and Palliative Care Association, 2008

American Cancer Society Palliative Care Award, 2007

Master, American College of Physicians, 2006

Circle of Life Award American Hospital Association, 2003

Resolution #1541 for Palliative Care Education Research State of California Legislature, 2003

Alpha Omega Alpha, 1997

Distinguished Alumnus Award, UC Davis, 1993

Joan Oettinger Memorial Award, UC Davis, 1989

American Cancer Society Faculty Career Development Award, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989

Outstanding Faculty Teacher Award, UC Davis Department of Internal Medicine, 1988, 1989

Kaiser Foundation Hospitals Annual Award for Excellence in Teaching Clinical Sciences, 1988

Damon Runyon-Walter Winchell Cancer Fund Fellowship, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985

Christine Landgraf Memorial Award, 1981

Select Recent Publications

For a comprehensive list of Dr. Meyers' publications, please click here (opens new window).

Greenier J, Hayashi S, Vitta B, Reeves RL, Copara M, Moglen D, Meyers F, Berglund L. The FUTURE Partner Network: Linking Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Scholars to Ph.D. Professionals to Inform Career Decisions, Lorena Infante Lara, Laura Daniel and Roger Chakley, (ed). BEST-Implementing Career Development Activities for Biomedical Research Trainees, Elsevier. 2020 Feb;8:123-127.

Schweitzer JB, Rainwater JA, Ton H, Giacinto RE, Sauder CAM, Meyers FJ. Building a comprehensive mentoring academy for schools of health. J Clin Transl Sci. 2019 Aug 28;3(5):211-217. doi:10.1017/cts.2019.406.

Bateni, SB, Canter, RJ, Meyers, FJ, Galante, JM, Bold, RJ. Palliative Care Training and Decision-Making for Patients with Advanced Cancer: A Comparison of Surgeons and Medical Physicians. Surgery. 2018 Jul;164(1): 77-85. doi:10.1016/j.surg.2018.01.021.

Mather A, Brandt P, Chalkley R, Daniels L, Labosky P, Stayart C, Meyers FJ. Evolution of a Functional Taxonomy of Career Pathways for Biomedical Trainees. Journal of Clinical and Translational Science. J Clin Transl Sci. 2018 Apr; 2(2):63–65. Published online 2018 Aug 8. doi:10.1017/cts.2018.22.

Bateni SB, Bold RJ, Meyers FJ, Canter DJ, Canter RJ. Comparison of common risk stratification indices to predict outcomes among stage IV cancer patients with bowel obstruction undergoing surgery. J Surg Oncol. 2018 Mar;117(3): 479–487. Published online 2017 Oct 16. doi:10.1002/jso.24866.

Bateni SB, Gingrich AA, Stewart SL, Meyers FJ, Bold RJ, Canter RJ. Hospital utilization and disposition among patients with malignant bowel obstruction: a population-based comparison of surgical to medical management. BMC Cancer. 2018;18:1166. Published online 2018 Nov 26. doi:10.1186/s12885-018-5108-9.

Bateni SB, David EA, Bold RJ, Cooke DT, Meyers FJ, Canter RJ. Lung resection is safe and feasible among stage IV cancer patients: An American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program analysis. Surgery. 2017 May;161(5):1307-1314. doi:10.1016/j.surg.2016.11.002. Epub 2016 Dec 20.

Bateni SB, Meyers FJ, Bold RJ, Canter RJ. Increased Rates of Prolonged Length of Stay, Readmissions, and Discharge to Care Facilities among Postoperative Patients with Disseminated Malignancy: Implications for Clinical Practice. PloS one. 2016 Oct 25;11(10):e0165315. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0165315.

Meyers FJ, Mathur A, Fuhrmann CN, O'Brien TC, Wefes I, Labosky PA, Duncan DS, August A, Feig A, Gould KL, Friedlander MJ, Schaffer CB, Van Wart A, Chalkley R. The origin and implementation of the Broadening Experiences in Scientific Training programs: an NIH common fund initiative. FASEB J. 2016 Feb;30(2):507-14. doi:10.1096/fj.15-276139. Epub 2015 Oct 2.

Meyers TJ, Meyers FJ. Editorial--Accelerating precision oncology in the 21st century. Surg Oncol. 2015 Dec;24(4):359-60. doi:10.1016/j.suronc.2015.11.001.