Alana Beres, M.D.C.M., M.P.H.

Alana L. Beres, M.D.C.M., M.P.H.


Pediatric Surgery

Public Health Sciences-Epidemiology

Global Health

Public Health




  • Associate Professor of Surgery


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Glassrock Building

2521 Stockton Blvd., Suite 4100
Sacramento, CA 95817
Driving Directions

Primary Phone:

Shriners Hospital for Children

2425 Stockton Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95817
Driving Directions

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

Additional Phone Numbers

Phone: 916-453-2080
Fax: 916-453-2035
Clinic Phone: 916-734-4148
Clinic Phone: 916-453-2000
Clinic Fax: 916-453-2035
Physician Referrals: 800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)

Philosophy of Care

My philosophy of pediatric patient care is to care for the patient and their family as a whole. It is a privilege for me to be able to help these patients surgically. I believe the most important thing I can do is to listen to my patients and ensure that they are an active member of their care team. I love the smiles I see in follow up clinic when they are feeling better! 

Clinical Interests

Dr. Beres is a Pediatric General Surgeon who treats conditions in newborns, children and adolescents. She has special clinical interests in pediatric solid tumors as well as inflammatory bowel disease. She also has a passion for global surgery and the care of underserved populations and spends time each year providing surgical care in low and middle income countries. 

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Beres has clinical research that focuses on access to care, clinical outcomes, and enhanced recovery after surgery. She has a very active interest in global health, and has spent time in low and middle income countries teaching and providing pediatric surgical services, including working with Doctors Without Borders. She enjoys working with students, residents and fellows. 


Pediatric Surgery

Center/Program Affiliation

UC Davis Children's Hospital


M.D.C.M., McGill University, Montreal/Quebec, Canada 2004

M.P.H., Harvard University, Boston MA 2017

B.Sc., University of Western Ontario, London/Ontario, Canada 2000

Internship: Surgery, Tufts/Baystate Health, Springfield MA 2005-2006


Surgery, McGill University Health Center, Montreal/QC, Canada 2007-2010

Surgery, Tufts/Baystate Health, Springfield MA 2006-2007


Pediatric Surgical Innovation, Children's National Medical Center/Sheikh Zayed Institute, Washington DC 2011-2012

Pediatric Surgery, McGill University/Montreal Children's Hospital, Montreal/QC, Canada 2012-2014

Pediatric Trauma Surgery, University of Toronto, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto/Ontario, Canada 2010-2011

Board Certifications

American Board of Surgery - General Surgery,

American Board of Surgery - Pediatric Surgery,

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada,

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, Pediatric Surgery,

Professional Memberships

American Academy of Pediatrics

American College of Surgeons

American Pediatric Surgical Association

Association for Academic Surgery

Canadian Association of Pediatric Surgeons

Honors and Awards

Canadian Association of Pediatric Surgeons - traveling resident award, 2014

Does earlier lobectomy result in better long-term pulmonary function in children with congenital lung anomalies? A prospective study. Canadian Association of Pediatric Surgeons - 2nd prize for oral presentation, 2011

Success in the Pediatric Surgery Match: A survey of the 2010 applicant pool. Canadian Association of Pediatric Surgeons - 1st prize for best poster, 2010

Select Recent Publications

Gee KM, Jones RE, Casson C, Barth B, Troendle D, Beres AL. More is Less: The Advantages of Performing Concurrent Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy and ERCP for Pediatric Choledocholithiasis. Accepted to JLAST

Ngo S, Gee K, Burkhalter L, Beres AL. Parental Satisfaction with Same-Day Discharge after Laparoscopic Appendectomy for Uncomplicated Appendicitis. Paediatr Child Health. 2019 Aug;24(5):318-322. doi: 10.1093/pch/pxy177. Epub 2018 Dec 22. PMID: 31379433

Jones RE, Gee KM, Preston SC, Babb JL, Beres AL. Diagnostic utilization and accuracy of pediatric appendicitis imaging at adult and pediatric centers. J Surg Res. 2019 Aug;240:97-103. doi: 10.1016/j.jss.2019.02.047. Epub 2019 Mar 25. PMID: 30921665

Jones RE, Babb JL, Gee KM, Beres AL. An investigation of social determinants and outcomes in pediatric non-accidental trauma. Pediatr Surg Int. 2019 May 30. doi: 10.1007/s00383-019-04491-4. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 31147762

Gee K, Jones RE, Babb JL, Preston SC, Beres AL. Clinical and imaging correlates of pediatric mucosal appendicitis. J Surg Res. 2019 May 7;242:111-117. doi: 10.1016/j.jss.2019.04.039. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 31075655

Casson C, Jones RE, Gee KM, Beres AL. Does microscopic hematuria after pediatric blunt trauma indicate clinically significant injury? J Surg Res. 2019 May 2;241:317-322. doi:10.1016/j.jss.2019.04.020. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 31055157

Sonderman KA, Wolf LL, Madenci AL and Beres AL. Insurance status and pediatric mortality in nonaccidental trauma. J Surg Res 2018 Nov: 231. 126-132. PMID: 30278919

Jones RE, Gee KM, Burkhalter L. Beres AL. Correlation of payor status and pediatric transfer for acute appendicitis. J Surg Res. 2018 Sept: 229. 216-222. PMID: 29936993

Baird R, Pandya K, Lal DR, Calkins CM, Oldham KT, Tsai A, Naik-Mathuria B, St-Louis E, Luc MK, LaRusso K, Petroze R, Lofberg KM, Biller CK, Villalona GA, Gourlay DM, Klein M, DeUgarte D, Cleary M, Berdan EA, Siddiqui S, Lo A, Langer M, Duffy D, Blair G, Beres A, Laberge JM, Berdan EA, Radulescu A, Holterman A, Hoover JD, Fitzgerald T, Ganey M, Krishnaswami S, Ozgediz D. Regarding global pediatric surgery training opportunities. J Pediatr Surg. 2018 Jun;53(6):1256-1258. PMID:29605263

Gee K, Ngo S, Burkhalter L, Beres AL. Safety and Feasibility of Same-day Discharge for Uncomplicated Appendicitis, a Prospective Cohort Study. J Pediatr Surg. 2018 May;53(5). PMID:29510871