Dr. Ulfat Shaikh is the Director of Healthcare Quality Integration at the University of California Davis Schools of Health and is a board-certified pediatrician at the UC Davis Children's Hospital where she works in the general pediatrics and urgent care clinics.
Her professional activities center on the design, implementation and evaluation of health care quality improvement initiatives. Her recent projects have focused on pediatric nutrition, obesity, asthma, preventable readmission, and patient satisfaction. She has expertise in the area of health information technology applications, performance metrics, and clinical work force and organizational development in quality improvement.
Dr. Shaikh completed medical school at Goa Medical College, India and pediatric residency at Bronx Lebanon Hospital-Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York. She earned a Masters in Public Health from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and a Masters in Clinical Research from the University of California Davis. She was trained in quality improvement at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, and at Intermountain Healthcare's Advanced Training Program in Healthcare Delivery Improvement.
2521 Stockton Blvd., Suite #2200
Sacramento, CA 95817
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Piscataway, New Jersey
UC Davis School of Medicine
, New York
, New York
Advanced training program in Healthcare Delivery Improvement
Michigan State University
Primary Care Faculty Development
American Academy of Pediatrics
Western Society for Pediatric Research
Honors and Awards:
UC Davis School of Medicine, 2008
Select Recent Publications:
Shaikh U, Nelson R, Tancredi D, Byrd RS. Presentation of Body Mass Index within an Electronic Health Record to Improve Weight Assessment and Counseling in Children and Adolescents. Informatics in Primary Care. 2011.18(4):235-244.
Mulgrew K, Shaikh U, Nettiksimmons J. Comparison of Parent Satisfaction with Care for Childhood Obesity Delivered Face-to-Face and by Telemedicine. Telemedicine and E-Health. 2011.17(5):383-387.
Shaikh U, Nettiksimmons J, Romano P. Pediatric Obesity Management in Rural Clinics in California and the Role of Telehealth in Distance Education. J Rural Health. 2010 Sep;26(4).
Shaikh U, Nettiksimmons J, Styne DM. A Pilot Curriculum in Childhood and Adolescent Obesity for Pediatric Residents. California Pediatrician. 2010;26(1):21-3.
Shaikh U, Byrd RS, Auinger P. Is Vitamin and Mineral Supplement Use among Children and Adolescents associated with Nutrition, Food Security, Physical Activity and Healthcare Access?: Results from the 1999-2004 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine. 2009 Feb;163(2):150-7.
Marks S, Shaikh U, Hilty DM, Cole S. Weight status of children and adolescents in a telepsychiatry clinic. Journal of Telemedicine and e-Health. 2009 Dec;15(10):970-974.
Lee MN, Shaikh U, Butani L. Effect of overweight/obesity on recovery after post-infectious glomerulonephritis. Clinical Nephrology. 2009;71(6):632-636.
Shaikh U, Smillie CM. Physician-Led Outpatient Breastfeeding Medicine Clinics in the United States. Breastfeeding Medicine. 2008; 3(1):28-33.
Shaikh U, Cole SL, Marcin JP, Nesbitt TS. Clinical management and patient outcomes among children and adolescents receiving telemedicine consultations for obesity. Journal of Telemedicine and e-Health. 2008;14(5):434-40.
Thomas J, Shaikh U. Electronic communication with patients for breastfeeding support. Journal of Human Lactation. 2007 Aug; 23(3):275-9.