Vinu Ninan, M.D.

Vinu Ninan, M.D.


Family and Community Medicine


  • Associate Physician


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Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center

4860 Y St., Suite 1600
Sacramento, CA 95817
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Additional Phone Numbers

Clinic Fax: 916-734-5636
Physician Referrals: 800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)

Philosophy of Care

I believe that the patient is at the center of care and medicine needs to be catered to the individual. I work with patients to better their health through education, lifestyle changes, preventative health measures, and medication management. My goal is to make my patients feel in control of their own health and live fulfilling lives as long as possible.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Ninan is a general family medicine provider offering both prevention and treatment focused care for all patients from infants and children to adult and geriatric patients. His special areas of clinical interest include minor office based procedures, musculoskeletal injuries, reproductive counseling, and chronic disease (hypertension, diabetes, substance use, etc) management.


Family and Community Medicine

Center/Program Affiliation

UC Davis Medical Group


M.D., Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia PA 2017

B.S., Drexel University, Philadelphia PA 2012

Internship: Family Medicine, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento CA 2017-2018


Family Medicine, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento CA 2018-2020

Board Certifications

American Board of Family Medicine,

Professional Memberships

American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)

Select Recent Publications

Sachdeva R, Theisen CC, Ninan V, Twiss JL, Houlé JD. Exercise dependent increase in axon regeneration into peripheral nerve grafts by propriospinal but not sensory neurons after spinal cord injury is associated with modulation of regeneration-associated genes. Experimental Neurology. 2016;276:72-82. doi:10.1016/j.expneurol. 2015.09.004.

Detloff MR, Quiros-Molina D, Javia AS, Daggubati L, Ninan V. Houlé JD. Delayed exercise is ineffective at reversing aberrant nociceptive afferent plasticity or neuropathic pain after spinal cord injury in rats. Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair. 2016:30(7):685-700. doi:10.1177/1545968315619698.