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Department of Internal Medicine

Samuel Louie, M.D. View profile as PDF

Samuel  Louie

Philosophy of Care

Empathy is not an occupational hazard for me. The treatment of my patients' diseases may be impersonal, but the education and care of every patient I have is completely personal. Find the courage to change your health and lifestyle, and then find me to do a clinical trial of one. When you can't breathe, nothing else matters.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Louie directs the UC Davis Asthma Network (UCAN) and the ROAD Center. ROAD (Reversible Obstructive Airway Diseases) includes COPD and the Asthma-COPD Overlap Syndrome. His research interests include asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, pulmonary rehabilitation and clinical outcomes in chronic disease management.


Director, UC Davis Asthma Network (UCAN)
Director, Reversible Obstructive Airway Disease (ROAD) Center


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:

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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).