Oma Agbai, M.D.

Oma N. Agbai, M.D.



Disorders of Pigmentation

Cosmetic Dermatology

Multicultural Dermatology and Hair Disorders


  • Assistant Clinical Professor


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3301 C St., Suite 1300-1400
Sacramento, CA 95816
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UC Davis Medical Group - Davis (West Covell Boulevard)

2660 W. Covell Blvd., Suites A, B & C
Davis, CA 95616
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Department Fax: 916-442-5702
Physician Referrals: 800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)

Philosophy of Care

Dr. Agbai's top priority is delivering the highest level of medical care to her patients while providing a personal touch. She makes a special effort to call patients personally to deliver medical results and even to check up on them if they have a complicated condition.

Dr. Agbai also aims to provide holistic skin and hair care from the inside out for people of all skin types and especially for those with skin of color.

Clinical Interests

As director of the clinics for multicultural dermatology and for hair disorders, Dr. Agbai provides specialized, comprehensive care for all skin types. She also understands the structural differences of skin of color requiring highly specialized dermatologic care.

Dr. Agbai treats conditions such as acne induced hyperpigmentation, hair thinning, melasma, and vitiligo, especially as these conditions relate to patients of color.  Additionally, Dr. Agbai offers medical dermatology care and cosmetic procedures to patients of all skin types.

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Agbai has engaged in clinical research in pigmentary disorders and skin of color dermatology. She is a co-author on multiple scientific publications and book chapters related to these topics. Additionally, Dr. Agbai has presented at national scientific meetings relating to her clinical and research interests. She also appears regularly as a contributor on the television program "Good Day Sacramento" on the topics of skin and hair.


UC Davis Medical Group, Davis

Center/Program Affiliation

UC Davis Medical Group


M.D., Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia PA 2010

B.S., Emory University, Atlanta GA 2006

Internship: Internal Medicine, Pennsylvania Hospital, University of Pennsylvania Health System, Philadelphia PA 2010-2011


Dermatology, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento CA 2012-2015


Dermatology Clinical Research - Multicultural Dermatology, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit MI 2011-2012

Board Certifications

Medical Board of California, 2012

Professional Memberships

American Academy of Dermatology

California Society of Dermatology & Dermatologic Surgery

Dermatology Foundation

Sacramento Valley Dermatological Society

Skin of Color Society, American Academy of Dermatology

Select Recent Publications

Lim HW, Grimes PE, Agbai O, Hamzavi I, Henderson M, Haddican M, Linkner RV, Lebwohl M. Afamelanotide and Narrowband UV-B Phototherapy for the Treatment of Vitiligo: A Randomized Multicenter Trial. JAMA Dermatol. 2014 Sep 17.  [Epub ahead of print].

Agbai ON, Buster K, Sanchez M, Hernandez C, Kundu RV, Chiu M, Roberts WE, Draelos ZD, Bhushan R, Taylor SC, Lim HW. Skin cancer and photoprotection in people of color: a review and recommendations for physicians and the public. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2014 Apr;70(4):748-62. 

Fisk WA, Agbai O, Lev-Tov HA, Sivamani RK.  The use of botanically derived agents for hyperpigmentation: a systematic review. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2014 Feb;70(2):352-65.

Shi YL, Weiland M, Li J, Hamzavi I, Henderson M, Huggins RH, Mahmoud BH, Agbai O, Mi X, Dong Z, Lim HW, Mi QS, Zhou L. MicroRNA expression profiling identifies potential serum biomarkers for non-segmental vitiligo. Pigment Cell Melanoma Res. 2013 May;26(3):418-21. 

Pattamadilok B, Devpura S, Syed ZU, Agbai ON, Vemulapalli P, Henderson M, Rehse SJ, Mahmoud BH, Lim HW, Naik R, Hamzavi IH. Quantitative skin color measurements in acanthosis nigricans patients: colorimetry and diffuse reflectance spectroscopy. Photodermatol Photoimmunol Photomed. 2012 Aug;28(4):213-5.

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