Frederick J. Meyers, M.D.
Hospice and Palliative Medicine
Office of the Dean, School of Medicine
Office of the Vice Chancellor, Health System
- Vice Dean, UC Davis School of Medicine
- Professor of Medicine and Pathology-University of California, Davis
- Executive Director Medical Education and Academic Planning-University of California, Merced
A member of the UC Davis faculty since 1982, Dr. Meyers has distinguished himself as a national expert in hematology and oncology, with a special emphasis on cancer molecular biology, metastatic cancer, end-of-life care and pain management. He served as chair of the Department of Internal Medicine for 12 years, senior associate dean for academic affairs and medical director of home health services.
Under Dr. Meyers’ visionary leadership, the Department of Internal Medicine flourished as a productive and dynamic center of academic medicine. With a focus on translating basic science research into clinical therapies and advancing the practice of evidence-based medicine, the department’s academic and clinical programs have made high-impact innovations to advance health.
Dr. Meyers is a longtime leader of the hospice movement in the United States, establishing programs that are now national models for providing compassionate, end-of-life care. He is well-known for his work in "simultaneous care," a model of care that allows cancer patients with advanced disease to receive both investigational treatments and palliative care.
Dr. Meyers, vice dean for the UC Davis School of Medicine, oversees the research, teaching, clinical care and community engagement missions of the medical school and closely coordinates with the leadership across the health system to advance the health of patients and their families.
He is also the executive director of Medical Education and Academic Planning for the University of California, Merced. He is leading the effort to begin a UC Merced medical school that would train new physicians in the San Joaquin Valley to provide care in the medically underserved communities.
Hematology and Oncology
M.D., UC San Francisco School of Medicine, San Francisco, California, 1976
B.S., UC San Francisco, San Francisco, California, 1973
UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, California, 1977-1979
UC Davis Medical Center, Davis, California, 1979-1982
American Board of Family Medicine, Hospice and Palliative Medicine, 2007
American Board of Internal Medicine, 1980
American Board of Internal Medicine, Hematology, 1989
American Board of Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology, 1982
American Cancer Society Board Member, 2011
Academy of Hospice Physicians
American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine
American Association for Cancer Education
American Association for Cancer Research
American Association for the Advancement of Science
American College of Physicians (Master)
American Society of Clinical Oncology
American Society of Hematology
Association of Professors of Medicine
Sierra Sacramento Valley Medical Society
Western Association of Physicians
Western Society for Clinical Investigation
Honors and Awards
Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science, 2013
Lane Adams Quality of Life Award American Cancer Society, 2010
Distinguished Leadership Award Huntington’s Disease Society of America, 2010
Fellow, Royal College of Physicians, 2010
Excellence in Palliative Medicine Award California State Hospice and Palliative Care Association, 2008
American Cancer Society Palliative Care Award, 2007
Master, American College of Physicians, 2006
Circle of Life Award American Hospital Association, 2003
Resolution #1541 for Palliative Care Education Research State of California Legislature, 2003
Distinguished Alumnus Award University of California, Davis, 1993
Joan Oettinger Memorial Award University of California, Davis, 1989
Kaiser Foundation Hospitals Annual Award for Excellence in Teaching Clinical Sciences, 1988
Christine Landgraf Memorial Award, 1981
Select Recent Publications
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