Danielle Tartar, M.D., Ph.D.

Danielle Marie Tartar, M.D., Ph.D.






  • Co-Director of Inpatient Dermatology
  • Associate Program Director
  • Associate Professor,�Department of Dermatology


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3301 C St., Suite 1300-1400
Sacramento, CA 95816
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Cadillac Drive Facility

77 Cadillac Dr, Suite 240
Sacramento, CA 95825
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Additional Phone Numbers

Clinic Phone: 916-286-6130
Physician Referrals: 800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)

Philosophy of Care

My philosophy of care is to treat every patient with respect and dedication and to meet their different needs. I believe in working together with each patient to develop the best plan of care for them.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Tartar is a general dermatologist that treats skin cancer and inflammatory skin disease, but has a special clinical interest in cutaneous manifestations of autoimmune diseases. She is the Co-Director the Dermatology Inpatient service and the Co-director of the Autoimmune Connective Tissue Disease dermatology clinic. She treats patients with dermatomyositis, scleroderma, lupus, pyoderma gangrenosum, morphea, and other autoimmune diseases.

Dr. Tartar is originally from St. Louis, Missouri. She completed her MD and PhD at the University of Missouri, where her research focused on CD4+ T cells in autoimmune disease. She then completed her intern year at the University of Chicago before moving to Sacramento to complete her dermatology residency at the University of California, Davis, where she served as Chief Resident in 2016-17. During residency, Dr. Tartar stayed active in research, studying the immunology of wound healing.

Her background in immunology has led her to cultivate an interest in complex medical dermatology and rheumatology-dermatology, and she is currently on faculty as both the Co-Director of Inpatient Dermatology and Co-Director of the Autoimmune Connective Tissue Disease Clinic. Dr. Tartar is also very involved in resident education at UC Davis, where she serves as the Associate Program Director. In her free time, she spends time with her two Siberian Huskies, Thor and Loki.

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Tartar's research interests include T cell biology, immunology of wound healing, and autoimmune and connective tissue - related skin disease.




M.D., University of Missouri, Columbia MO 2013

Ph.D., Molecular�Microbiology�and�Immunology, University of Missouri, Columbia MO 2009

B.S., University of Missouri, St. Louis MO 2003

Internship: Internal Medicine, University of Chicago, Chicago IL 2013-2014


Dermatology, UC Davis, Sacramento CA 2014-2017

Board Certifications

American Board of Dermatology,

Professional Memberships

American Academy of Dermatology

Sacramento Valley Dermatology Society

San Francisco Dermatological Society

Honors and Awards

Sacramento "Top Docs" for Dermatology, 2019, 2020

Outstanding faculty teaching award, chosen by UCD Dermatology Residents, 2019

Select Recent Publications

Nguyen M, Hai J, Bovenberg MSS, Wilken R, Kiuru M, Brassard A, Tartar D. A patient with anti-NXP2-positive dermatomyositis and syphilis. Dermatol Online J. 2020 Feb 15;26(2):13030/qt0783v3nx. PMID:32239891.

Nguyen M, Chen YC, Tartar D. Characteristics of patients hospitalized for Drug Reaction with Eosinophilia and Systemic Symptoms (DRESS) at a Level 1 trauma center. Dermatol Online J. 2019 Dec 15;25(12):13030/qt98k1f6q4. PMID:32045160.

Alexanian C, Chen YC, Le S, Fung MA, Konia T, Tartar D. Nodular amyloidosis of the lips as a presenting feature of systemic amyloidosis associated with multiple myeloma. JAAD Case Rep. 2019 Oct 24;5(11):963-965. doi:10.1016/j.jdcr.2019.09.003. PMID:31687465.

Alexanian C, Le S, Ma C, Fung M, Tartar D. Umbilical condyloma lata. Dermatol Online J. 2019 Feb 15;25(2):13030/qt2zf38865. PMID:30865413.

Nguyen CM, Tartar DM, Bagood MD, So M, Nguyen AV, Gallegos A, Fregoso D, Serrano J, Nguyen D, Degovics D, Adams A, Harouni B, Fuentes JJ, Gareau MG, Crawford RW, Soulika AM, Isseroff RR. Topical Fluoxetine as a Novel Therapeutic That Improves Wound Healing in Diabetic Mice. Diabetes. 2019 Jul;68(7):1499-1507. doi:10.2337/db18-1146. Epub 2019 May 2. PMID:31048368.

Gorouhi F, Kiuru M, Silverstein M, Emami-Naeini P, Park SS, Tartar D. The pulseless patient: Profound vasculopathy as the presenting feature of fulminant dermatomyositis and response to therapy. JAAD Case Rep. 2019 Jan 30;5(2):176-179. doi:10.1016/j.jdcr.2018.11.011. PMID:30740501.

Alexanian C, Cheng M, Kiuru M, Wang JZ, Le ST, Tartar DM. Eosinophilic fasciitis presenting as a unilateral, solitary plaque. Dermatol Online J. 2019 Aug 15;25(8):13030/qt4dr7v7zz. PMID:31553865.

Ma C, Tartar DM. Transient localized livedo racemosa following embolization procedure. British J Derm. 2018;179(5):e195-e195. 

Ellis S, Lin EJ, Tartar D. Immunology of Wound Healing. Curr Dermatol Rep. 2018;7(4):350-358. doi:10.1007/s13671-018-0234-9. Epub 2018 Sep 28. PMID:30524911.

Tartar DM, Chung L, Fiorentino DF. Clinical significance of autoantibodies in dermatomyositis and systemic sclerosis. Clin Dermatol. 2018 Jul-Aug;36(4):508-524. doi:10.1016/j.clindermatol.2018.04.008. Epub 2018 Apr 12. PMID:30047434.