Philosophy of Care
I believe in caring for patients and their families with respect, dignity and compassion. I focus on communicating effectively with my patients, being sensitive to their overall needs and concerns as well as their immediate medical problem. I keep my patients informed, answer their questions frankly, and involve them and their families in any decision-making process.
At UC Davis, my patients can benefit from the highest level of care achievable because of our state-of-the-art resources, knowledge, skills and technology. As a long-time resident of the Sacramento area, I have established good relationships with many health-care professionals, and I enjoy working with our community physicians and other hospitals, sharing knowledge and expertise to provide quality patient care.
Dr. Albertson is a leading expert in clinical pharmacology and toxicology, aeromedicine, and septic and adult respiratory distress syndrome. In addition to his role at UC Davis, he is a flight surgeon and chief of pulmonary and critical care medicine for the Veteran's Administration Northern California Health Care System.
Dr. Albertson's research and academic interests include: Sepsis, ARDS, Toxicology, and Clinical research in IPF.
Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine
M.D., UC Davis School of Medicine, Sacramento CA 1977
M.P.H., UC Berkeley School of Public Health, Berkeley, California, 2003
MSS, U.S. Army War College, 2003
M.S., Pharmacology and Toxicology, UC Davis, Davis CA 1976
Ph.D., Pharmacology and Toxicology, UC Davis, Davis CA 1980
B.A., UC San Diego, San Diego CA 1973
Internship: Internal Medicine, University of Arizona, Tucson AZ 1977-1978
Critical Care/Emergency Medicine, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento CA 1980-1981
Internal Medicine, University of Arizona, Tucson AZ 1979-1980
Giannini Fellow-Pharmacology, UC Davis, Davis CA 1978-1979
UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, California, 1981-1983
American Board of Emergency Medicine, 2017
American Board of Emergency Medicine, Medical Toxicology,
American Board of Internal Medicine, 1981
American Board of Internal Medicine, Critical Care Medicine, 2017
American Board of Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease,
Fellow, American College of Physicians
Fellow, Royal College of Physicians
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