Hugh Black, M.D.
- Medical Director Neurosurgical Intensive Care Unit
- Medical Co-director Neurocritical Care Service
- Associate Clinical Professor
Philosophy of Care
I believe that Medicine is a calling and the ability to care for patients is a privilege.
Dr. Black's clinical interests include: Medical Critical Care; Neurocritical Care; Cardiothoracic Critical Care- Extracorporeal and Mechanical Heart Support; Multidisciplinary approaches to critically ill medical- surgical and neurological patients; and Clinical Pulmonary Medicine.
Dr. Black's research and academic interests include: Quality and performance in critical care medicine; Markers of performance in critical care; Adult Medical, Surgical, and Neurocritical Care curriculum development; and Clinical Medical Ethics.
Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
M.D., University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, Chicago IL 2000
B.A., University of Chicago, Chicago IL 1992
Pre-Med, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh PA 1994
Internal Medicine, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento CA 2000-2003
Pulmondary and Critical Care, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento CA 2003-2005
Chief Fellow-Pulmonary and Critical Care, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento CA 2005-2006
American Board of Internal Medicine, 2013
American Board of Internal Medicine, Critical Care Medicine, 2016
American Board of Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, 2016
American College of Chest Physicians-Fellow
American College of Physicians - Fellow
American Thoracic Society
Neurocritical Care Society
Society of Critical Care Medicine
Honors and Awards
Sacramento Magazine Top Doctor in Critical Care Medicine, 2016
University of California Davis Medical Center Fellows Faculty Award, 2012
University of California, Davis Medical Center 2007-2008 Physician of the Year, 2008
University of California, Davis Medical Center. Fellow of the Year Award, 2006
Select Recent Publications
Sutter ME, Gerona RR, Davis MT, Roche BM, Colby DK, Chenoweth JA, Adams AJ, Owen KP, Ford JB, Black HB, Albertson TE. Fatal Fentanyl: One Pill Can Kill. Acad Emerg Med. 2016 Jun 20. [Epub ahead of print]
C Sandrock, H Black. “Chapter 77: Management of the Critically Ill Traveler” in J. Hall, G. Schmidt, J. Kress (eds), Principles of Critical Care. 2015; 4th edition. 711-720.
Hoffman PJ, Cooke DT, Zeki AA, Black H. A 40-year-old woman with cough and dyspnea 2 months after a motorcycle accident. Chest. 2013 Nov;14 (5):1720-3.
Black H, Morrissey B. Autonomy. Chest. 2011 Feb;139(2):476; author reply 476-7.
Ledgerwood LG, Salgado MD, Black H, Yoneda K, Sievers A, Belafsky PC. Tracheotomy tubes with suction above the cuff reduce the rate of ventilator-associated pneumonia in intensive care unit patients. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2013 Jan;122(1):3-8.
Black H, Yoneda K, Millar J, Allen J, Belafsky P. Endoscopic placement of a novel feeding tube. Chest. 2010 May;137(5):1028-32.
Evans K, Calhoun RF, Black H, Cooke DT. Disseminated primary coccidioidomycosis of the chest wall. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2010 Nov;140(5):e78-9.
Black H, Mendoza M, Murin S. Thoracic manifestations of inflammatory bowel disease. Chest. 2007 Feb;131:524-532.
Black H, Sigal D, Barnes D, Felisky C, Folette D, Harper R. Roentgenogram of the month: A spontaneous pneumothorax in a 25-year-old woman. Chest. 2005 Oct;128:3080-3083.
Svensson E, Black H, Dugger D, Tripathy S, Goldwasser E, Hao Z, Chu L, Leiden J. Long-term expression in rodents and non-human primates following intramuscular injection of a replication-defective adenovirus vector. Human Gene Therapy. 1997 May;8:1791-1806.