José Alberto Arévalo, M.D., FAAFP
Dr. José Alberto Arévalo is Senior Medical Director for Sutter Independent Physicians, a 530 physician multispecialty IPA located in the Greater Sacramento Region. Dr Arévalo is a board-certified family physician with a long and prominent reputation as a teacher, researcher and administrator. A graduate of Stanford Medical School, he completed his residency and clinical research fellowship in family medicine at University of California San Francisco. Dr. Arévalo has practiced medicine in numerous settings, including several community clinics and a multi-specialty medical group. He has also served on the faculty of the UC Davis Medical School for the last 20 years.
As a full-time faculty member at UCD his research focused on reproductive health, gestational diabetes, and Type 2 diabetes. His work led to numerous publications, the most notable, a 1988 Journal of the American Medical Association paper that helped revise national policy in screening for Hepatitis B in Pregnancy. He was also the director of the Department’s Medical Student Education Program and was named the recipient of the 1994 U.C. Davis Kaiser Award for Excellence in Teaching. He was the first winner of the California Latino Medical Association Lifetime Achievement Award for Outstanding Contributions to Latino Health Issues in 1992. While at Davis he was also Instructor-of-Record and primary physician consultant for Clinica Tepati, a student-run primary care free clinic serving underserved patients in Sacramento’s Alkali Flats, a role he proudly held for 16 years.