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Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Peter Karl Gerritz, M.D. View profile as PDF

Peter Karl Gerritz

Philosophy of Care

Dr. Gerritz provides a healing environment with an integral symbiotic patient- physician relationship for pain management and other functional impairments.

Clinical Interests

Integrative medicine, concussion management/traumatic brain injury, musculoskeletal medicine, non operative spine care, electrodiagnostics (EMG/NCS), and neuro-rehabilitation focusing on multiple sclerosis, adults with cerebral palsy, stroke, and other neurological conditions. He is a member of the multidisciplinary inpatient rehabilitation team.


Staff Physician


Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation


Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation


Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation


UC Davis Medical Group, Folsom

Center/Program Affiliation:


Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
4860 Y St., Suite 1700
Sacramento, CA 95817
Driving Directions
Phone: 916-734-7041
Phone: 916-734-0171

Cannery Building
Spine Center
3301 C St., Suite 1500
Sacramento, CA 95816
Driving Directions
Phone: 916-734-7463
Phone: 916-734-0171

UC Davis Medical Group - Folsom
251 Turn Pike Dr.
Folsom, CA 95630
Driving Directions
Phone: 916-985-9300

Additional Phone:

Phone: 800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)

Other Languages:

Spanish, Thai


M.D., UC Irvine College of Medicine, Irvine, California, 2007
B.S., UC Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California, 2003


UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, CA, 2008


UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, CA, 2011


University of Arizona, Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine, Tucson, AZ, 2011

Professional Memberships:

American Academy of Medical Acupuncture
American Academy of Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Select Honors and Awards:

APS: Fundamentals of Pain Management Grant, 2010

AMSA Complementary and Alternative Medicine Leadership Training Program Grant, 2004

American Heart Association Summer Research Internship Grant, 2000

Select Recent Publications:

Yao E, Gerritz PK, Henricson E, Abresch T, Kim J, Han J, Wang K, Zhao H. Randomized controlled trial comparing acupuncture with placebo acupuncture for the treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome. PM R. 2012 May;4(5):367-73. Epub 2012 Mar 7.

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