Rachael Lucatorto, M.D.




Internal Medicine


  • Clinical Professor


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Patient Support Services Building

4150 V St.
Sacramento, CA 95817
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Additional Phone Numbers

Clinic Phone: 916-734-7087
Clinic Fax: 916-734-7074
Physician Referrals: 800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)

Clinical Interests

Dr. Lucatorto is a general internist offering care for hospitalized patients with a variety of conditions and presentations.

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Lucatorto is an Associate Program Director for the Internal Medicine Residency Program. Her professional interests include medical education and health systems science.


General Medicine


M.D., George Washington University School of Medicine, Washington DC 2003

B.A., Haverford College, Haverford PA 1994

Internship: Internal Medicine, UC San Francisco, San Francisco CA 2003-2004


Internal Medicine, UC San Francisco, San Francisco CA 2004-2006

Board Certifications

American Board of Internal Medicine, 2016

CA Medical Board, License,

Honors and Awards

Gold Humanism Honor Society, Faculty Inductee, UC Davis, 2020

Outstanding Inpatient Faculty Teaching Award, UC Davis, 2018, 2019

Excellence in Teaching Award from the UCSF SOM Graduating Class, 2009, 2018

Kaiser Teaching Award Recipient, UCSF, 2014

Nominee, UCSF Kaiser Inpatient Teaching Award, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2013

Nominee, Academic Senate Distinction in Teaching Award, UCSF, 2013

Essential Core Teaching Award for Most Inspirational Teacher, UCSF, 2013

Floyd Rector Teaching Award, UCSF, 2010

Academy of Medical Educators Excellence in Teaching Award, UCSF, 2008

Select Recent Publications

Douglas VC, Hessler CS, Dhaliwal G, Betjemann JP, Fukuda KA, Alameddine LR, Lucatorto R, Johnston SC, Josephson SA. The AWOL tool: derivation and validation of a delirium prediction rule. J Hosp Med. 2013 Sep;8(9):493-9. doi:10.1002/jhm.2062. Epub 2013 Aug 7. PMID:23922253.

Lucatorto R. In the Literature, Article Reviews. The Hospitalist. 2008 June.

Lucatorto R. Psychosis. Ferri's Clinical Advisor 2007, Mosby, St. Louis. 2007.

Fogh S, Pierluissi E, McNamara M, Soong S, Ishizaki A, Cicoletti C, Casey K, Ramirez P, Lucatorto R, Rennke S, Sehgal N, Chang. A Using the LEAN “A3” as an Early Medical Student Assessment Tool. AAMC Integrating Quality Meeting. Abstract. Submitted. 2017.

Fogh S, Pierluissi E, McNamara M, Soong S, Ishizaki A, Cicoletti C, Casey K, Ramirez P, Lucatorto R, Rennke S, Lucatorto R, Chang A. Assessment of Early Medical Students’ Contribution to Quality and Safety in Clinical Health Systems: a new application of the QIKAT. Abstract. Submitted. AAMC Integrating Quality Meeting. Abstract. Submitted. 2017.

Soong S, Ishizaki A, Cicoletti C, Casey K, Ramirez P, McNamara M, Lucatorto R, Fogh S, Pierluissi E, Rennke S, Sehgal N, Choi L, Chang A. Early Medical Students in Novel Health Systems Improvement Curriculum. “Mini-oral” presentation and poster presentation. UCSF Education Showcase and WGEA meeting, respectively. 2017.

McNamara M, Pierluissi E, Cruz E, Marmor A, Soong S, Ishizaki A, Cicoletti C, Casey K, Ramirez P, Lucatorto R, Rennke S, Fogh S, Sehgal N, Chang A. Early medical students engage in transformational curriculum. Pediatric Academic Societies. Abstract.  Submitted. 2017.

Lang T, Wamsley MA, Teherani A, McGrath MH, Aronson L,  Lucatorto R, van Schaik S, Burke C, Papadakis M, O'Sullivan P, Lucey C. Creating a Professionalism Learning Community (PLC) to Promote Skills Development of Faculty through Case-Based Workshops. AAMC. Poster presentation. 2013.

Welles C, Lucatorto R, Stephens C, Zufahl E, Garcia A, Kennedy E, Catabolic S, Crist-Pickett J, Sapiro-Swanson D, Bourdet S, Babcock K, Broering J, Rudolph J, Carlton M, Bachhuber M. Transforming Care Transitions: Implementing Project RED at a VA Medical Center. DOM Quality and Safety Innovation Challenge. Poster presentation. 2013.

A Chang, A Azzam, P Bell, D Ciccarone, C Cicoletti, K Fitzhenry, T Fulton, M Kruidering, C Lai, R Lucatorto, M McNamara, J Muller, H Nye, M Yukawa, and K Hauer. Competency Directors and Competency Coaches Partnering at UCSF. AAMC. Poster presentation. 2012.