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Jonathan L. Pierce, M.D. View profile as PDF

Jonathan L. Pierce

Clinical Interests

Dr. Pierce's clinical interests focus on advanced laparoscopy, including bariatric, colon, foregut, solid organ and hernias. His research interests include surgical education and techniques, and implementation into training programs.


Associate Clinical Professor
Associate Residency Program Director
Surgical Director, Center for Virtual Care




UC Davis Medical Center
UC Davis Medical Center - Trauma, Acute Care Surgery and Surgical Critical Care
2315 Stockton Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95817
Driving Directions
Phone: 800-2-UCDAVIS (800-282-3284)

Additional Phone:

Phone: 916-734-2680
Physician Referrals: 800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)


M.D., UC Davis School of Medicine, Sacramento, California, 1999
B.S., UC Davis, Davis, California, 1995


UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, California, 2000


UC Davis Medical Center , Sacramento, California, 2005


UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, California, 2006

Board Certifications:

American Board of Surgery, 2006

Professional Memberships:

American College of Surgeons, Candidate Member
Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons
Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons

Select Honors and Awards:

Society of Laparoscopic Surgeons (SLS) Outstanding Laparoendoscopic Resident Surgeon Award, 2004

Paul R. Lipscomb M.D. Award for Excellence in Orthopaedics, 1999

Select Recent Publications:

Asok Doraiswamy; Rasmussen, J.J.; Pierce, J.L.; Fuller, W.; Ali, M.R. The Utility of Routine Postoperative Upper GI Series Following Gastric Bypass. SAGES. 2007.

Troppmann, C.; Johnston, W.K.; Pierce, J.L.; McVicar, J.P.; Perez, R.V. Impact of laparoscopic nephrectomy on donor preoperative decision making and postoperative quality of life and psychosocial outcomes. Pediatr Nephrol, 21(7): 1052-1054, 2006.

Fitzgerald JT, Demos SG, Michalopoulou A, Pierce JL, Troppmann C. Assessment of renal ischemia by optical spectroscopy. Journal of Surgical Research, 122(1):21-28, 2004.

Kyles A, Gregory C, Griffey S, Bernsteen L, Pierce J, Lilja H, Morris R. Immunosuppression with a combination of the leflunomide analog, fk778, and microemulsified cyclosporine for renal transplantation in mongrel dogs. Transplantation, 75(8):1128-1133, 2003.

Troppmann C, Pierce J, Gandhi M, Gallay B, McVicar J, Perez RV. Higher surgical wound complication rates with sirolimus immunosuppression after kidney transplantation: A matched-pair pilot study. Transplantation, 76(2):426-429, 2003.

Troppmann C, Pierce J, Wiesmann K, Butani L, Makker S, McVicar JP, Wolfe BM, Perez RV. Early and late recipient graft function and donor outcome after laparoscopic vs open adult live-donor nephrectomy for pediatric renal transplantation. Archives of Surgery, 137(8):908-916, 2002.

Zohman G, Pierce J, Chapman M, Greenspan A, Gandour-Edwards R. Calcific myonecrosis mimicking an invasive soft-tissue neoplasm. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, 80-A(8):1193-1197, 1998.

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