Elena Kret-Sudjian, M.D., Ph.D.

Elena Vasil Kret-Sudjian, M.D., Ph.D.


Hospital Medicine

Clinical Nutrition


Internal Medicine


  • Clinical Professor


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Patient Support Services Building

4150 V St., Suite 3400
Sacramento, CA 95817
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Additional Phone Numbers

Clinic Phone: 916-734-7506
Clinic Fax: 916-734-7416
Physician Referrals: 800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)



Philosophy of Care

I am dedicated to patient centered care and do my very best to stay current in medical knowledge, and provide comprehensive compassionate medical care to you. I hope that after meeting with me, you will feel more lively, comfortable and less ill than before.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Sudjian focuses her efforts on improvement of Hospital Medicine and Clinical Nutrition at UC Davis Health. She is participating in leadership group and working on discharge process improvements.

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Sudjian is teaching medical students about clinical nutrition, vitamins/minerals and nutrition of older patients.


Hospital Medicine


M.D., Medical Institute, Vinnitsa, Ukraine 1981

Ph.D., Clinical Nutrition, Medical Institute of Comprehensive Studies, Moscow, Russia 1989

Internship: Internal Medicine, David Grant Medical Center, Fairfield CA 1997-1998


Pediatric Anesthesia & Critical Care, Central Institute of Doctor's Comprehension, Moscow, Russia 1984-1986

Internal Medicine, David Grant Medical Center, Fairfield CA 1998-2000

Vinnitsa Pediatric Hospital, Moscow, Russia 1981-1983


Central Institute of Doctor's Comprehension, Moscow, Russia 1986-1988

Board Certifications

American Board of Internal Medicine, 2020

California Medical License,

Professional Memberships

American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition

Society of Hospital Medicine

Select Recent Publications

Kret-Sudjian E, Kenyon N, Molla M. Approach to Acquired Malnutrition in the Hospitalized Patient with Respiratory and Critical Illness. Hospital Medicine Clinics. 2017 Oct 1;6(4):579-592. doi:10.1016/j.ehmc.2017.05.010.

New J, Le K, Wong KA, Choi SJ, Danh CL, Hall JD, Kret-Sudjian E. A Case of Acute Renal Failure and Rhabdomyolysis associated with the Concomitant Use of Ticargetol, Rosuvastatin, and Losartan. JSM Internal Medicine. 2017;2(1):1003-1005.

Yasuda J, Kret-Sudjian E. Hand Tumor in a 72-Year-Old Woman. Resident And Staff Physician. 2008;54(2):43.

Hodgson D, Kret-Sudjian E. Rash and Fever in a 26-Year-Old Man. Resident And Staff Physician. 2006;52(10):28.

Murphy C, Kret-Sudjian E. Pulmonary Cavity, Lung and Skin Nodules, and Persistant Cough. Resident & Staff Physician. 2005;59(5):24.

Kret EV, Doletsky SY, Arapova AV. Comparative assessment of different nutrition methods in pediatric pylorostenosis. J Chirurgia. 1991;6:24-27.

Doletsky SY, Arapova AV, Kret EV. Tube Feeding in Infants with Congenital GI Tract Malformations. Pediatric Dietetics. 1992:101-105.

Doletsky SK, Kret EV, Ladodo KS. Nutrition in Newborn Surgery. Methods Refrens, Moscow. 1991:1-24.

Elena Kret-Sudjian. Parenteral and Tube Feeding, 2nd edition, Decision Support in Medicine, LLC. 2016.

Elena Kret-Sudjian. Wernike-Korsakoff Syndrome, 2nd edition, Decision Support in Medicine, LLC. 2016.