David Leshikar, M.D.

David Leshikar, M.D.


  • Assistant Professor
  • Associate Program Director of the General Surgery Residency Program


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UC Davis Medical Center - Cypress Building

2221 Stockton Blvd., Suite E
Sacramento, CA 95817
Driving Directions

Primary Phone:
800-2-UCDAVIS (800-282-3284)

Additional Phone Numbers

Clinic Phone: 916-734-2858
Physician Referrals: 800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)

Philosophy of Care

I believe in taking care of patients as if they were my own family member.  Residents play a big part in the care that we provide at UC Davis and I encourage their participation in treating new patients. 

Clinical Interests

Dr. Leshikar's clinical interests include: Trauma and Critical Care, Hernia Repair, and Biliary Disease.

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Leshikar's research and academic interests include: Surgical Education and Trauma Outcomes.


Division of Trauma, Acute Care Surgery and Surgical Critical Care


M.D., University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dallas TX 2009

B.S., University of Texas, Austin TX 2004

Internship: General Surgery, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento CA 2009-2010


General Surgery, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento CA 2010-2015


Surgical Critical Care, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas TX 2015-2016

Board Certifications

American Board of Surgery - General Surgery,

American Board of Surgery - Surgical Critical Care,

Professional Memberships

UC Davis Surgical Association

Honors and Awards

Resident and Faculty: Outstanding Leadership In and Outside of the Operating Room, UC Davis Department of Surgery, 2015

Outstanding Resident and Role Model in a Teaching Capacity, UC Davis Department of Surgery, 2015

Outstanding Intern, UC Davis Department of Surgery, 2010

Select Recent Publications

Carden AJ, Salcedo ES, Leshikar DE, Utter GH, Wilson MD, Galante JM. Randomized controlled trial comparing dynamic simulation with static simulation in trauma. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2016 May;80(5):748-53; discussion 753-4.

Leshikar DE, Pierce JL, Salcedo ES, Bola G, Galante JM. Do more with less: a surgery directed institutional model for resident central line training. Am J Surg. 2014 Feb;207(2):243-50.