Shannon Suo, M.D.

Shannon Suo, M.D.


Family and Community Medicine



  • Professor
  • Training Director, Family Medicine/Psychiatry Residency
  • Co-Director UCD Train New Trainers Primary Care Psychiatry Fellowship
  • Co-Chair, Society for Women in Academic Psychiatry
  • Co-Instructor of Record, Doctoring 3


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

UC Davis Medical Center

2315 Stockton Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95817
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Primary Phone:
800-2-UCDAVIS (800-282-3284)

Philosophy of Care

Dr. Suo entered the fields of family medicine and psychiatry with the idea that people should be evaluated and treated based on their whole person: mind, spirit, and body.  

She practices cultural humility, evidence-based care, and tries to be aware of unconscious/implicit bias in the care of patients.  Most of her patient care involves teaching of medical students and/or residents, so learners are often involved in the care of her patients.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Suo is Board Certified in Family Medicine and Psychiatry and works clinically and teaches medical students, residents, and primary care providers in the fields of medicine and psychiatry, cultural medicine, and women's career development.  

She is the training director for the UCD Family Medicine-Psychiatry residency program, co-director of the UC Irvine/UC Davis Train New Trainers Primary Care Psychiatry Fellowship, and co-chair for the Department of Psychiatry's Society for Women in Academic Psychiatry.  She also is the UC Davis Women in Medicine and Health Sciences Mentee for 2017-18.

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Suo is active in the clinical and classroom instruction of medical students and residents at UC Davis, as well as teaching and mentoring primary care providers seeking additional training in psychiatry.  

She publishes and presents on topics including personality disorders, health care policy, cultural psychiatry, and career development. She is the current Training Director for the Family Medicine/Psychiatry residency program at UC Davis.


General Psychiatry


M.D., University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati OH 1998

B.S., UC Davis, Davis CA 1993

Internship: Family and Community Medicine and Psychiatry, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento CA 1998-1999


Family and Community Medicine and Psychiatry, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento CA 1999-2003

Board Certifications

American Board of Family Medicine, 2003

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, 2005

Professional Memberships

American Academy of Family Physicians

American Medical Association

American Psychiatric Association

Association of Medicine and Psychiatry

California Medical Association

California Psychiatric Association

Central California Psychiatric Association

Sierra Valley Medical Association

Society for the Study of Psychiatry and Culture

Honors and Awards

CCPS Presidential Award, 2017

CCPS Appreciation of Service Award, 2014

American Psychiatric Association Distinguished Fellow, 2014

The California Psychiatric Association 2013 Award for Courage in Advocacy, 2013

Select Recent Publications

McCarron RM, Suo S.  “Psychotropic Medicines.” In, Principles and Practice in Pain Medicine, Third Ed. (Eds. Bajwa Z, Warfield C, Wootton J). 2016, McGraw-Hill Education/Medical.

Xiong GL, Iosif AM, Suo S, Mccarron RM, Koike A, Onate J, Carter CS. Understanding preventive health screening services use in persons with serious mental illness: how does integrated behavioral health primary care compare? Int J Psychiatry Med. 2015;48(4):279-98.

Suo, S, Stacey S.  “Considerations for Accountable Care Organizations and Medical Homes” In, Borderline Personality Disorder in Older Adults: Emphasis on Care in Institutional Settings (Eds. Hategan A, Bourgeois JA, Xiong GL), 2015, Nova Science Publishers.

Suo S, Servis ME, Jackson-Triche M.  “Personality Disorders.” In, Lippincott’s Primary Care Psychiatry. (Eds. McCarron RM, Xiong GL, Bourgeios JA)  2009, Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, Philadelphia, PA.

Lim RF, Luo JS, Suo S, Hales RE. Diversity initiatives in academic psychiatry: applying cultural competence. Acad Psychiatry. 2008 Jul-Aug;32(4):283-90.

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UC Davis Train New Trainers Primary Care Psychiatry Fellowship