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Department of Internal Medicine

Timothy E. Albertson, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D. View profile as PDF

Timothy E. Albertson

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.


Chair, Internal Medicine
Chief, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
Gordon A. Wong, M.D., Professor in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Professor of Medicine, Pharmacology and Toxicology, Anesthesia and Emergency Medicine


Internal Medicine, Pulmonary and Critical Care


Internal Medicine


Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine


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 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


University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, 1977-1978


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

Select 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:

2009 T.E. Albertson and A.L. Chan. Antibiotictherapy•inelderly pafients with acute exacerbation of chronic bronchitis. Expert Reviews in Respiratory Medicine, 3(5):539-548.

2008 Albertson. T.E., and J. Grubbs. Clinical pharmacology 2008: Practical information for physicians, nurses and pharmacists. Expert Rev Clin Pharmacol, 1(4):491-495.

2008 Albertson. T.E., R.S. Tharratt, K. Marquardt, J. Alsop, J.K. Ninomiya, G. E. Foulke. Poisoning Hospitalization Correlates with Poison Center Call Frequency. Journal of Medical Toxicology, 4(3):151-156.

2008 Chan, A.L., M.M. Juarez, R.P. Allen, and T.E. Albertson. Do airway metallic stents for benign lesions confer too costly a benefit? BMC Pulmonary Medicine, 8(7).

2008 Krivoshto, I.N., J.R. Richards, and T.E. Albertson. The toxicity of diesel exhaust: Implications for primary care. JABFM, 21(1):55-62.

2008 Louie, R.F., Z. Tang, T.E. Albertson, S. Cohen. N.K. Tran, G.J. Kost. Multiplex polymerase chain reaction detection enhancement of bacteremia and fungemia. Critical Care Medicine, 36(5):1487-1492.

2008 Tran, N.K., D. Wisner, T. Albertson, S. Cohen, D. Greenhalgh, J. Galante, H. Phan, G.J. Kost. Quantitative point-of-care pathogen detection in septicemia. Point of Care:The Journal of Near-Patient Testing & Technology, 7:107-110.

2006 Dager, W.E., J.H. King, R.C. Regalia, D. Williamson, R.C. Gosselin, R.H. White, R. S. Tharratt and T.E. Albertson. Reversal of elevated international normalized ratios and bleeding with low-dose recombinant activated factor VII in patients receiving warfarin. Pharmacotherapy, 26(8):1091-1098.

2006 Kazaks, A.G., J.Y. Uriu-Adams, T.E. Albertson and J.S. Stern., Multiple measures of magnesium status are comparable in mild asthma and control subjects. Journal of Asthma, 43:783-788.

2006 Pessah, I. N., Hansen, L. G., T. E. Albertson, Garner, C. E., Ta, T. A., Do, Z., Kim, K. H. and Wong, P. W. Structure-activity relationship for noncoplanar polychlorinated biphenyl congeners toward the ryanodine receptor-ca2+ channel complex type 1 (RyR1). Chemical Research in Toxicology, 19(1):92-101.

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