Payam Vali, M.D.

Payam Vali, M.D.






  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics


Payam Vali is not currently accepting new patients. For assistance finding a UC Davis doctor, please call 800-2-UCDAVIS (800-282-3284).

Ticon II Building

2516 Stockton Blvd
Sacramento, CA 95817
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Additional Phone Numbers

Phone: 916-703-3050
Fax: 916-456-4490
Physician Referrals: 800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)

Philosophy of Care

Caring of premature and sick newborns requires a dedicated team and multidisciplinary approach. However, the parents play a fundamental role in helping their newly born and at UC Davis we thrive to have parents be involved in the care of their babies.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Vali cares for premature and sick newborns. He has an interest in delivery room management and actively participates in the education of neonatal health care providers to improve resuscitation of newborns.

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Vali has an interest in newborn resuscitative medicine and transitioning physiology. He conducts research at the large animal facility in Davis to address fundamental gaps in knowledge concerning the physiology of newborn resuscitation.



Center/Program Affiliation

UC Davis Children's Hospital


M.D., McGill University, Montreal QC Canada 2007

Internship: Pediatrics, UC San Diego, San Diego CA 2007-2008


Pediatrics, UC San Diego, San Diego CA 2008-2010


Neonatology, University of Buffalo, Buffalo NY 2014-2016

Neonatology, University of Toronto, Toronto ON Canada 2010-2012

Board Certifications

American Board of Pediatrics, 2010

American Board of Pediatrics, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, 2016

Select Recent Publications

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