Timothy E. Albertson, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D.
Pulmonary and Critical Care
Pharmacology and Toxicology
Anesthesia and Emergency Medicine
- Chair, Internal Medicine
- Professor of Medicine, Pulmonary, Critical Care Medicine & Sleep Medicine, Pharmacology & Toxicology, Anesthesia & Emergency Medicine
Philosophy of Care
I believe in caring for patients and their families with respect, dignity and compassion. I focus on communicating effectively with my patients, being sensitive to their overall needs and concerns as well as their immediate medical problem. I keep my patients informed, answer their questions frankly, and involve them and their families in any decision-making process.
At UC Davis, my patients can benefit from the highest level of care achievable because of our state-of-the-art resources, knowledge, skills and technology. As a long-time resident of the Sacramento area, I have established good relationships with many health-care professionals, and I enjoy working with our community physicians and other hospitals, sharing knowledge and expertise to provide quality patient care.
Dr. Albertson is a leading expert in clinical pharmacology and toxicology, aeromedicine, and septic and adult respiratory distress syndrome. In addition to his role at UC Davis, he is a flight surgeon and chief of pulmonary and critical care medicine for the Veteran's Administration Northern California Health Care System.
Dr. Albertson has explored pulmonary complications of drug use. He also has analyzed cyclosporine-associated TTP in s/p lung transplantation, the biochemical effects of specific antimicrobial therapies, and cellular drug interaction in the fight against multidrug-resistant cancer.
Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
M.D., UC Davis School of Medicine, Sacramento, California, 1977
M.P.H., UC Berkeley School of Public Health, Berkeley, California, 2003
M.S., UC Davis, Davis, California, 1976
B.A., UC San Diego, San Diego CA 1973
UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, California, 1980-1981
University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, 1979-1980
UC Davis, Davis, California, 1978-1979
UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, California, 1981-1983
American Board of Emergency Medicine, 1997
American Board of Emergency Medicine, Medical Toxicology, 1995
American Board of Internal Medicine, 1981
American Board of Internal Medicine, Critical Care Medicine, 1996
American Board of Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, 1984
American College of Physicians
American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
American Thoracic Society
Society for Neurosciences
Society of Critical Care Medicine
Honors and Awards
Thomas Iberts Memorial Lecture, Department of Surgery, Mt. Sinai Hospital School of Medicine, New York, 2005
Elected to Fellowship in the Royal College of Physicians, London, England, 2005
UC Davis Medical Center, Medical Staff Award for Outstanding Service, 2000
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