Frederick Meyers, M.D.

Frederick J. Meyers, M.D.




Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Internal Medicine


  • Professor of Medicine and Pathology-University of California, Davis
  • Executive Director Medical Education and Academic Planning-University of California, Merced


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Sacramento, CA 95817
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Clinical Interests

A member of the UC Davis faculty since 1982, Dr. Meyers has distinguished himself as a national expert in hematology and oncology, with a special emphasis on cancer molecular biology, metastatic cancer, end-of-life care and pain management. He served as chair of the Department of Internal Medicine for 12 years, senior associate dean for academic affairs and medical director of home health services.

Under Dr. Meyers’ visionary leadership, the Department of Internal Medicine flourished as a productive and dynamic center of academic medicine. With a focus on translating basic science research into clinical therapies and advancing the practice of evidence-based medicine, the department’s academic and clinical programs have made high-impact innovations to advance health.

Dr. Meyers is a longtime leader of the hospice movement in the United States, establishing programs that are now national models for providing compassionate, end-of-life care. He is well-known for his work in "simultaneous care," a model of care that allows cancer patients with advanced disease to receive both investigational treatments and palliative care.

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Meyers is also the executive director of Medical Education and Academic Planning for the University of California, Merced. He is leading the effort to begin a UC Merced medical school that would train new physicians in the San Joaquin Valley to provide care in the medically underserved communities.


Hematology and Oncology

Center/Program Affiliation

UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center


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

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

Internship: UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, California, 1976-1977


UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, California, 1977-1979


UC Davis Medical Center, Davis, California, 1979-1982

Board Certifications

American Board of Family Medicine, Hospice and Palliative Medicine, 2007

American Board of Internal Medicine, 1980

American Board of Internal Medicine, Hematology, 1989

American Board of Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology, 1982

American Cancer Society Board Member, 2011

Professional Memberships

Academy of Hospice Physicians

American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine

American Association for Cancer Education

American Association for Cancer Research

American Association for the Advancement of Science

American College of Physicians (Master)

American Society of Clinical Oncology

American Society of Hematology

Association of Professors of Medicine

Sierra Sacramento Valley Medical Society

Western Association of Physicians

Western Society for Clinical Investigation

Honors and Awards

Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science, 2013

Lane Adams Quality of Life Award American Cancer Society, 2010

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

Fellow, Royal College of Physicians, 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

AOA, 1997

Distinguished Alumnus Award University of California, Davis, 1993

Joan Oettinger Memorial Award University of California, Davis, 1989

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

Christine Landgraf Memorial Award, 1981

Select Recent Publications

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