Craig Keenan, M.D.

Craig Raymond Keenan, M.D.


Internal Medicine


Internal Medicine


  • Professor
  • Director, Internal Medicine Residency Program
  • Co-Director, Interprofessional Teaching Scholars Program


To see if Craig Raymond Keenan is accepting new patients, or for assistance finding a UC Davis doctor, please call 800-2-UCDAVIS (800-282-3284).

Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center

4860 Y St., Suites 0101 & 0400
Sacramento, CA 95817
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Additional Phone Numbers

Clinic Phone: 916-734-2737
Physician Referrals: 800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)

Clinical Interests

Comprehensive primary care, medical education of medical students and residents, care of underserved populations, integrated medicine and psychiatry care.

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Keenan's research interests include: Clinical education of residents and medical students, Teaching clinical reasoning, Mentoring of young physicians and medical students, Care of underserved populations, Increasing diversity and inclusion in medicine, Evidence-based medicine, Doctor-patient communication and Interprofessional education.



General Medicine


M.D., UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles CA 1993

B.S., UC Davis, Davis CA 1988


Internal Medicine, UC San Francisco Medical Center, San Francisco CA 1993-1996

Chief Resident, Internal Medicine, UC San Francisco Medical Center, San Francisco CA 1996-1997

Board Certifications

American Board of Internal Medicine, 2006

Professional Memberships

American College of Physicians

Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine

Society of General Internal Medicine

Honors and Awards

Department of Medicine Outstanding Clinician Award, UC Davis, 2015

Outstanding Clinical Instructor Award, UC Davis, 2012

Outstanding Clinical Instructor Award, UC Davis Department of Internal Medicine 2008, 2009, 2010

American College of Physicians - Fellow, 2009

Young Physician Award, Northern California Chapter of the American College of Physicians, 2008

Dean�s Award for Excellence in Education, UC Davis School of Medicine, 2007

Select Recent Publications

Branch WT Jr, Chou CL, Farber NJ, Hatem D, Keenan C, Makoul G, Quinn M, Salazar W, Sillman J, Stuber M, Wilkerson L, Mathew G, Fost M. Faculty development to enhance humanistic teaching and role modeling: a collaborative study at eight institutions. J Gen Intern Med. 2014 Sep;29(9):1250-5.

Anderson IB, Sudhakar S, Keenan CR, Srinivasan M. The elusive SIRS diagnosis. J Gen Intern Med. 2013 Mar;28(3):470-4.

Keenan CR, Thompson GR 3rd. Purple urine bag syndrome. J Gen Intern Med. 2011 Dec;26(12):1506.

Fancher TL, Keenan C, Meltvedt C, Stocker T, Harris T, Morfín J, McCarron R, Kulkarni-Date M, Henderson MC. An academic-community partnership to improve care for the underserved. Acad Med. 2011 Feb;86(2):252-8.

Gelber S, Keenan CR. Morning Report: A young man with cough, dyspnea, and pleurisy. SGIM Forum. 2011; 34(2).

Holt Z, Keenan CR. Morning Report: A young woman with urinary frequency. SGIM Forum. 2010; 33(8).

Henderson MC, Keenan CR. Outpatient Morning Report: A young man with dyspnea, dizziness and palpitations. SGIM Forum. 2010;33(2):9,11.

Henderson M, Keenan C, Kohlwes J, Dhaliwal G. Introducing exercises in clinical reasoning. J Gen Intern Med. 2010 Jan;25(1):9.

Keenan CR, Dhaliwal G, Henderson MC, Bowen JL.  Exercises in Clinical Reasoning:  A 43-year-old woman with abdominal pain and fever. J Gen Intern Med. 2010;25(8):874-7.

Henderson M, Keenan C, Kohlwes J, Dhaliwal G. Introducing Exercises in Clinical Reasoning. J Gen Intern Med. 2010;25(1):9.

Nuovo J, Hutchinson D, Balsbaugh T, Keenan C. Establishing electronic health record competency testing for first-year residents. J Grad Med Educ. 2013 Dec;5(4):658-61.