Jane Alston, M.D., M.B.A., F.A.C.S.

Jane A. Alston, M.D., M.B.A., F.A.C.S.


Surgery - General

Minimally Invasive Surgery




  • Visiting Assistant Professor
  • Entrepreneur in Residence, Office of Entrepreneurship and Industry Alliances


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

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: 916-734-2680
Clinic Fax: 916-734-7613
Physician Referrals: 800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)

Philosophy of Care

I take pride in offering individualized, comprehensive care to each patient I treat. Through open dialogue, patient education and detailed discussion of the patient's needs and expectations for surgery, we select the best treatment plan. I aim to provide each patient with the same attention to detail and compassion I would want my own family members to receive. This was my approach treating active duty members, veterans and their dependents during my military career and it remains true in my service of UC Davis Health's patient population.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Alston specializes in minimally invasive and traditional open techniques to address abdominal wall (umbilical, ventral, epigastric) and groin (inguinal, femoral) hernias, gallbladder disease, lipomas, colon and benign anorectal issues. 

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Alston has joined UC- Davis in a hybrid role, serving as both a general surgeon and as Entrepreneur in Residence within the Office of Entrepreneurship and Industry Alliances. In this role she is supporting the Aggie Square initiative, supporting faculty entrepreneurs interested in creating health-focused startups, and cultivating industry alliances to facilitate clinical trials and early adoption of innovative technologies.


Foregut and Endometabolic Surgery
General Surgery
Gastrointestinal Surgery

Center/Program Affiliation

UC Davis Medical Group


M.D., University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh PA 2009

M.B.A., UC Berkeley - Haas School of Business, Berkeley CA 2019

B.S., College of William and Mary, Williamsburg VA 2004

Internship: General Surgery, Northwestern University/McGaw Medical Center, Chicago IL 2009-2012


General Surgery, UC San Francisco, San Francisco CA 2012-2014

Board Certifications

American Board of Surgery - General Surgery,

Professional Memberships

American College of Surgeons - Fellow

Excelsior Surgical Society of Military Surgeons

Naffziger Surgical Society

Honors and Awards

Meritorious Service Medal, US Air Force, 2018

American College of Surgeons´┐Ż National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP) Surgeon Champion- achieving Meritorious Outcome designation for my military hospital two years in a row (top 10% of hospitals nationwide), 2016, 2017, 2018

Doris B. Maxwell Prize for Excellence in Surgery, 2009

pre-Cancer Research Training Award (CRTA) Grant, 2004

Howard Hughes Medical Institute Research Grant, 2004

Select Recent Publications

Alston JA, Hamad GG. Management and Outcomes of Pregnancy following Bariatric Surgery. Bariatric Times. 2008;5(5):21-25.

Landino LM, Koumas MT, Mason CE, Alston JA. Modification of tubulin cysteines by nitric oxide and nitroxyl donors alters tubulin polymerization activity. Chem Res Toxicol. 2007;20(11):1693-700.

Landino LM, Koumas MT, Mason CE, Alston JA. Ascorbic acid reduction of microtubule protein disulfides and its relevance to protein S-nitrosylation assays. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2006;340(2):347-52.

Landino LM, Skreslet TE, Alston JA. Cysteine oxidation of tau and microtubule-associated protein-2 by peroxynitrite: modulation of microtubule assembly kinetics by the thioredoxin reductase system. J Biol Chem. 2004;279(33):35101-5.