Debra Kahn, M.D.

Debra R. Kahn, M.D.



Psychosomatic Medicine


  • Professor
  • Director, Psychosomatic Medicine Service
  • Fellowship Director, Psychosomatic Medicine


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

Psychiatry Department

2230 Stockton Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95817
Driving Directions

Primary Phone:

Additional Phone Numbers

Clinic Fax: 916-734-0849
Department Referral Phone: 916-734-3574
Physician Referrals: 800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)

Clinical Interests

Dr. Kahn runs the inpatient psychiatric consultation service that provides assistance to medical and surgical patients within a busy tertiary care teaching hospital. 

She also provides outpatient consultations and psychiatric care for patients wishing to receive renal transplantation, donate a kidney, or receive weight loss surgery.



Center/Program Affiliation

Transplant Center


M.D., UC San Francisco School of Medicine, San Francisco CA 2001

B.A., Stanford University, Palo Alto CA 1994

Internship: Psychiatry and Family Medicine, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento CA 2001-2002


Psychiatry, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento CA 2002-2006

Board Certifications

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, 2008

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology- Psychosomatic Medicine, 2009

Professional Memberships

Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine

American Psychiatric Association

Association of Women Psychiatrists

Select Recent Publications

Bourgeois JA, Kahn D, Servis M. Reflections on psychosomatic medicine as a third-year medical student clerkship: an integrated experience that demonstrates  the biopsychosocial model. Acad Psychiatry. 2012 May 1;36(3):240-2.

Kahn DR, Bourgeois JA, Klein SC, Iosif AM. A prospective observational study of decisional capacity determinations in an academic medical center. Int J Psychiatry Med. 2009;39(4):405-15.

Xiong GL, Palomino A, Kahn DR, Bourgeois JA. Antipsychotic induced catatonia: a case of probable dementia with Lewy bodies. J Neuropsychiatry Clin Neurosci. 2009 Fall;21(4):472-3.

Leung MW, Kahn D. Manic Symptoms with Psychotic Features Following a Hysterectomy. Psychiatry Weekly. 6(10), 2011.