Heather Vierra, M.D., M.P.H.

Heather Anne Vierra, M.D., M.P.H.


Internal Medicine


  • Professor


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

Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center

4860 Y St., Suite 0100
Sacramento, CA 95817
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Additional Phone Numbers

Fax: 916-734-0811
Physician Referrals: 800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)

Clinical Interests

Dr. Vierra is a clinician educator with a focus on primary care for the underserved.


General Medicine

Center/Program Affiliation

UC Davis Medical Group


M.D., University of Texas Health Sciences Center, San Antonio TX 2005

M.P.H., Epidemiology and Control of Infectious Diseases, University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston School of Public Health, Houston TX 1999

B.A., Stanford University, Stanford CA 1996

Internship: Internal Medicine, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento CA 2002-2003


Internal Medicine, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento CA 2003-2005

Board Certifications

American Board of Internal Medicine,

Professional Memberships

Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine

Honors and Awards

MSP Physician of the year, Vice Chancellor�s Award, 2007

Alpha Omega Alpha, 2002

Select Recent Publications

Jerant A, Kravitz RL, Azari R, White L, García JA, Vierra H, Virata MC, Franks P. Training residents to employ self-efficacy-enhancing interviewing techniques: randomized controlled trial of a standardized patient intervention. J Gen Intern Med. 2009 May;24(5):606-13.

Fancher, TL, Keenan CR, Vierra HA, Meyers FJ, Henderson MC. TEACH: A Novel Individualized Career Path to Improve Care for the Uninsured. Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine National Meeting, New Orleans, LA, October 2006.