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Department of Internal Medicine

Samuel Louie, M.D. View profile as PDF

Philosophy of Care

The treatment of lung diseases and disorders may be impersonal, but the care of the patient must be completely personal. UC Davis Health System promotes patient-physician partnerships that are founded on clear communication, mutual respect and earned trust. I will listen carefully and be your partner in the quest for an early and correct diagnosis of your problem(s). It makes a difference who is taking care of us when we are ill, and who will help us navigate the health-care system when we need it. Are you ready?

Clinical Interests

Dr. Louie directs the Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program and the UC Davis Asthma Network (UCAN). His research interests include asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, pulmonary rehabilitation and clinical outcomes in chronic disease management.


Director, UC Davis Asthma Network (UCAN)


Internal Medicine, Pulmonary and Critical Care


Internal Medicine


Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

Center/Program Affiliation:


UC Davis Medical Group - Sacramento (J Street)
Internal Medicine Specialty Clinics
2825 J St., Suite 400
Sacramento, CA 95816
Driving Directions
Phone: 916-734-2737

Additional Phone:

Physician Referrals: 800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)


M.D., UC San Francisco School of Medicine, San Francisco, California, 1980
B.S., University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, 1976


Wadsworth Veterans Medical Center/UCLA, Los Angeles, California, 1980-1983


UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, California, 1983-1986

Board Certifications:

American Board of Internal Medicine, 1984
American Board of Internal Medicine, Critical Care Medicine, 2001
American Board of Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, 1986

Professional Memberships:

American College of Physicians
American College of Chest Physicians
American Thoracic Society

Select Honors and Awards:

Physician of the Year, UC Davis Medical Center, 1996

Fellow, American College of Chest Physicians, 1991

Resident of the Year, Wadsworth VA Medical Center, 1983

Select Recent Publications:

Zeki AA, Schivo M, Chan A, Hardin A, Kenyon NJ, Albertson TE, Rosenquist G, Louie S. Geoepidemiology of COPD and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. J Autoimmun. In press 2010.

Schivo M, Zeki AA, Kenyon NJ, Louie S. Chapter 13. Asthma Conundrums. In: Challenging Cases in Allergy and Immunology. Edited by M. Mahmoudi. Humana Press Inc., Totowa, NJ, 2009.

Zeki AA, Kenyon NJ, Louie S. The NAEPP-EPR3 Asthma Guidelines. J Respir Dis 29:481-487, 2008.

Liu J, Louie S, Hsu W, Yu, KM, Nicholas H, Rosenquist GL. Tyrosine sulfation is prevalent in Human Chemokine Receptors Important in Lung Disease. Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol 38:738-743, 2008.

Hardin KA, Meyers F, Louie S. Integrating Palliative Care in Severe Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease. COPD 4:207-220, 2008.

Mealey FH, Kenyort-NJ, Avdalovic MV, Louie S. Difficult-to-Control Asthma in adults. Am J Med 120:760-763, 2007.

Morrissey BM, Louie S. Chapter 13. Allergic Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis. In: Current Clinical Practice: Bronchial Asthma, 5th edition. Edited by ME Gerswhin and TE Albertson. Humana Press Inc., 2006.

Louie S, Kenyon NJ, Hardin KA, Yoneda KY. Chapter 5. Adult-Onset Asthma. In: Current Clinical Practice: Bronchial Asthma, 5th edition. Edited by ME Gerswhin and TE Albertson. Humana Press Inc., 2006.

Louie S, Morrissey BM, Noth I, Pollart SM. Making the best use of bronchodilators for relief of reversible obstructive airways disease (ROAD). J Respir Dis, 26:S1-S16, 2005.

Kendall KA, Louie S. Severe obstructive airway disorders and diseases: Vocal-cord dysfunction. Clin Rev Allergy Immunol, 25:221-231, 2003.

To see if Samuel Louie is accepting new patients, or for assistance finding a UC Davis doctor, please call 800-2-UCDAVIS (800-282-3284).