Jeremiah W. Ray, M.D., FACEP, CAQSM
- Director of Intercollegiate Athletic Sports Medicine
- UC Davis Athletics Head Team Physician
- Emergency Physician
Philosophy of Care
As the Head Team Physician and the Director of Intercollegiate Athletic Sports Medicine for the UC Davis Aggies, I am here to guide our student athletes to the healthiest, highest performing version of themselves.
Our pre-participation screening process is one of the most comprehensive in the nation, with in-depth movement analysis, cardiac screening with electrocardiograms, and advanced lab testing including hemoglobin electrophoresis. I employ a holistic, team approach to care including dedicated athletic trainers, strength coaches, sports psychologists, sleep hygiene training, sports dietitian, exercise physiologists and a select network of subspecialists.
We perform exhaustive functional movement screening prior to athletic participation to identify movement deficits before they develop in to injuries and we use one of the most advanced concussion screening/management algorithms in the NCAA.
We work closely with the Chancellor, Deans, and each student’s professors and coaches to promote optimal health, safety and performance in all facets of the student athlete’s life. There is no better place to be thriving student athlete than UC Davis.
Hobbies/Interest: As a former college athlete myself, I still enjoy being active playing soccer, golfing and exercising outdoors. Spending time in the sunshine with my college sweet heart and now wife, and our three kids surfing, wakeboarding, snowboarding, stand up paddle boarding on Lake Tahoe or in Santa Cruz is my favorite kind of day. At home we also enjoy building projects, planting our vegetable garden and barbequing with friends.
Dr. Ray holds dual board certification in emergency medicine and sports medicine, offering full spectrum non-operative care for the elite athlete. He is a nationally renowned expert on diagnostic musculoskeletal ultrasound and on minimally invasive ultrasound guided techniques such as perineural hydrodissection.
Dr. Ray has particular clinical interests in advanced regenerative medicine techniques such as orthobiologics, stem cells, and prolotherapy. He also has deep clinical interests in sports related concussions, cardiac screening in athletes, and relative energy deficiency in sport (REDs).
Orthopaedic Surgery - Sports Medicine
M.D., Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford CA 2010
B.A., Occidental College, Los Angeles CA 2006
Emergency Medicine, University of Utah, Salt Lake City UT 2010-2013
Sports Medicine, Stanford University, Stanford CA 2016-2017
Musculoskeletal Ultrasound, University of Utah, Salt Lake City UT 2015-2016
American Board of Emergency Medicine,
American Board of Emergency Medicine - Sports Medicine,
CA Medical Board, License,
American College of Emergency Physicians
American College of Sports Medicine
American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
American Medical Society for Sports Medicine
Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
Wilderness Medical Society
Honors and Awards
Mindray North America � Awarded unit for musculoskeletal ultrasound research, 2017
University of Utah Medical Group (UUMG) -�? Quality Improvement Grant, 2016
Esprit de Corps Award, University of Utah, Division of Emergency Medicine, 2013
Select Recent Publications
Syrop IP, Fredericson M, Fukushima Y, Ray JW, Finlay A, Lawley R, Raiser S. A Comparison of Ultrasonography vs. MRI in the Diagnosis of Bone Stress Injuries of the Lower Extremities. Clin J Sport Med. 2019:29(2);146.
Fukashima Y, Ray J, Kraus E, Syrop I, Fredericson M. A review and proposed rationale for the use of ultrasound as a diagnostic modality in the identification of bone-stress injuries. J Ultrasound in Med. 2018;37(10):2297-2307.
Ray J, Hwang C, Keane G. Review of Current Concepts in Concussion. J Calif Dent Assoc. 2016.
Ray JW, Mallin M. A Novel Maneuver for Closed Reduction of Posterior Femoroacetabular Dislocation. Clin J Sport Med. 2016;26(2):e22–e57.
Finnoff J, Ray J, Corrado G, Kerkhof D, Hill J. Sports Ultrasound – Applications Beyond the Musculoskeletal System. J US Med. 2016;8(5):412-?7.
Kanaan NC, Ray JW, Stewart M, Russell KW, Fuller MJ, Bush SP, Caravati EM, Cardwell MD, Norris RL, Weinstein SA. Wilderness Medical Society Practice Guidelines for the Treatment of Pitviper Envenomations in the United States and Canada. Wilderness Environ Med. 2015 Dec;26(4):472-?87.
Ray J, Preston R. Critical Care of Severe Thermal Burn Injury. EM Critical Care. 2012 Dec;(6)2:1-?20.
Ray JW, Williams BT, Caravati EM. Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy from Opiate and Benzodiazepine Overdose. J Clin Toxicol. August 2012; 50(7): 592.
Perez M, Fonda H, Le VV, Mitiku T, Ray J, Freeman J, Ashley E, Froelicher V. Adding an Electrocardiogram to the Pre-?Participation Exam in Competitive Athletes: A Systematic Review. Curr Probl Cardiol. 2009 Dec;34(12):586-?662.
Ray JW, Kartunen AJ, Froelicher VF. High Intensity Resistance Training Induces Left Ventricular Hypertrophy without Hemodynamic Benefits in Young Healthy Males. Clinical J Sport Med. March 2008;18(2):181-219.