Sheri Belafsky, M.D., M.S., F.A.C.O.E.M.

Sheri Belafsky, M.D., M.S., F.A.C.O.E.M.


Medical Surveillance Program

Occupational and Environmental Medicine


  • Physician
  • Director, Medical Surveillance Program Department of Public Health Sciences
  • Associate Physician Diplomate


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Research Park

1616 DaVinci Court
Davis, CA 95616
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Cannery Building

3301 C St., Suite 1700
Sacramento, CA 95816
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Additional Phone Numbers

Clinic Phone: 530-752-0168
Clinic Fax: 530-754-5621
Physician Referrals: 800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)

Philosophy of Care

Working in prevention, my focus is usually on promoting good health in large groups of workers. However, it's in getting to know individual patients that makes my work feel meaningful. One of the best parts of my work is when I call patients with questions related to their testing and then we go on to have bigger conversations about health and wellness. 

Clinical Interests

As the UC Davis Medical Surveillance Program’s director, Dr. Belafsky works with California employers to identify potential workplace health hazards. She develops individualized medical screening programs based on these hazards to help keep workers safe.

Center/Program Affiliation

Center for Occupational and Environmental Health


M.D., Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1998

M.S., University of Califonia Irvine, Irvine CA 2004

B.A., Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, New York, 1992

Internship: Transitional, Tulane University Medical Center Charity Hospital, New Orleans LA 1998-1999


Occupational & Environmental Medicine, University of California Irvine Center for Occupational & Environmental Health , Irvine CA 2002-2004

Board Certifications

American Board of Preventive Medicine, Occupational Medicine, 2005

California Medical License,

Certified Medical Examiner of Divers, Undersea, 2018

Hyperbaric Medical Society, 2018

Professional Memberships

American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine

Western Occupational and Environmental Medicine Association

Honors and Awards

Fellow, College of Occupational & Environmental Medicine,

Select Recent Publications

Belafsky S, Vlach J, McCurdy SA (2012). Cardiopulmonary Fitness and Respirator Clearance: An Update. J Occup Environ Hyg. 2013;10(5):277-85.

 Stephen A McCurdy, MD, MPH, Sheri Belafsky MD, MS. Survey of occupational medicine clinicians to assess current practices in medical clearance for respirator use. Southern California Education and Research Center Pilot Project Grant FY2011-2012.

Belafsky P, Gianoli G, Soileaux J, Moore B, Davidowitz S. Vestibular Autorotation Testing in Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2000 Feb;122(2):163-7.

Belafsky P, Kissinger P, Davidowitz S, Amedee R. HIV Sinusitis: Rationale for a Treatment Algorithm. J La State Med Soc 1999 Jan;151(1):11-8.

Davidowitz S, Belafsky P, Amedee R. The Epidemiology of Malignant Melanoma in Louisiana and Beyond. J La State Med Soc 1999;151:493-499