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Department of Internal Medicine

Alison Semrad, D.O. View profile as PDF

Alison  Semrad

Clinical Interests

Thyroid Cancer, Iodine-Refractory Thyroid cancer

Dr. Semrad is an Associate Health Sciences Clinical Professor in Endocrinology. At the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis she serves as the medical director for the physician assistant program as well as an instructor of record for the first year NPPA Endocrine course. She is a Co-fellowship director for the Endocrinology Fellowship program as well as a faculty mentor for medical students.

She co-founded UC Davis Medical Center's newly established multidisciplinary thyroid cancer clinic. She co-chairs the Endocrine tumor board with the Department of Otolaryngology and Endocrine Surgery and Medical Oncology. Her clinical interests include thyroid cancer. Semrad's research interests focus on health outcomes in thyroid cancer and iodine-refractory thyroid cancer.


Associate Health Sciences Clinical Professor
Endocrinology Co-fellowship Director


Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism, Internal Medicine


Internal Medicine


Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism


Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center
Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Clinic
4860 Y St., Suite 0400
Sacramento, CA 95817
Driving Directions
Phone: 916-734-2737
Phone: 916-734-0171

Glassrock Building
General Otolaryngology Clinic
2521 Stockton Blvd., Suite 5200
Sacramento, CA 95817
Driving Directions
Phone: 916-734-5400

Additional Phone:

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

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D.O., Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, Kansas City, Missouri, 2004
B.A./B.S., UC Davis, Davis, California, 1999


UC Davis, Sacramento, California, 2005


UD Davis, Sacramento , California, 2007


UC Davis, Sacramento, California, 2009
UC Davis, Sacramento, California, 2010

Board Certifications:

American Board of Internal Medicine, 2007
American Board of Internal Medicine, Endocrinology, 2009
Endocrine Certification in Neck Ultrasound (ECNU), 2009

Professional Memberships:

American Academy of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE)
American Thyroid Association (ATA)
Endocrine Society

Select Honors and Awards:

Early medical student education, 2011

Telemedicine CCHP Grant, 2010

Select Recent Publications:

Semrad TJ, Semrad AM, Farwell DG, Chen Y, Cress R. Initial Treatment Patterns in Younger Adult Patients with Differentiated Thyroid Cancer in California. Thyroid. 2015 Mar 23.

Allen ME, Semrad A, Yang AD, Martinez SR. Parathyroid carcinoma survival: improvements in the era of intact parathyroid hormone monitoring?  Rare Tumors. 2013 May 2; 5(1): e12. doi: 10.4081/rt.2013.e12. Print 2013 Feb 11.

Yeran Bao, MD, James Wall, MD, Alison Semrad, DO, Wen T. Shen, MD, Stephen S. Lippman, MD, PhD, Arthur L. M. Swislocki, MD, Dolores M. Shoback, MD, Quan-Yang Duh, MD. A Case of Reoperative Parathyroidectomy in Tandem with Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery. World Journal of Endocrine Surgery. January-April 2011 3(1): 47-51 (epub).

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