The lives we touch inspire us
Our patients inspire the UC Davis team to push the boundaries of health care every day.
To read their stories and learn more about the expertise offered at the region's only academic medical center, explore the links below. (On mobile phones, click a name and scroll down).
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Ollie Doolittle helps UC Davis neurology researchers learn more about the aging brain.
Azadeh Afkhami embraces her grueling past as a cancer patient to help other young people facing similar challenges.
After her own surprising experience with narrowed arteries, Crystal Ching helps educate others about the subtle, unique symptoms of heart disease in women.
Lisa Flowers donated a kidney to her daughter Kaylyn, giving her the ability to return to a fairly normal adolescence.
Xavier Smith was just 10 days old when he had his first open-heart surgery to repair a life-threatening congenital defect.
Precious Reynolds became just the third person in the U.S. to survive rabies infection without receiving the vaccine.
Francesca Arnaudo’s first cancer diagnosis was at age 6. Two other cancers followed at ages 8 and 12. Today the high-school senior is an accomplished speaker about cancer awareness.