Timothy Albertson, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D.

Timothy E. Albertson, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D.


Pulmonary and Critical Care

Pharmacology and Toxicology

Anesthesia and Emergency Medicine

Internal Medicine


  • Chair, Internal Medicine
  • Professor of Medicine, Pulmonary, Critical Care Medicine & Sleep Medicine, Pharmacology & Toxicology, Anesthesia & Emergency Medicine
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UC Davis Medical Group - Sacramento (J Street)

2825 J St., Suite 400
Sacramento, CA 95816
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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.

Clinical Interests

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.

Research/Academic Interests

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

Board Certifications

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

Professional Memberships

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

Select Recent Publications

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