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UC Davis Health System

Jose Morfin, M.D. View profile as PDF

Jose  Morfin

Clinical Interests

Promoting excellence in health care delivery to underserved communities through workformce diversity, medical education and quality improvement.


Health Sciences Associate Clinical Professor


Internal Medicine, Nephrology


Internal Medicine






Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center
Nephrology Clinic
4860 Y St., Suite 0200
Sacramento, CA 95817
Driving Directions
Phone: 916-734-3761

Additional Phone:

Clinic Phone: 916-734-3761
Physician Referrals: 800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)

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M.D., UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, California, 2001
B.S., UC Davis, Davis, California, 1996


UC San Francisco School of Medicine, San Francisco, California, 2004


UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, California, 2006

Board Certifications:

American Board of Internal Medicine, 2004
American Board of Internal Medicine, Nephrology, 2006
BLS/ACLS, American Heart Association, 2010

Professional Memberships:

American College of Physicians (ACP)
American Medical Association (AMA)
American Society of Nephrology (ASN), Fellow
California Latino Medical Association (CaLMA)
Sacramento Latino Medical Association (SaLMA)

Select Honors and Awards:

Latino Medical Student Association LMSA Faculty Service Award, 2009

UC Davis Chancellor's Achievement Award for Diversity and Community Academic Federation Award, 2009

"America's Top Physicians"-Consumers' Research Council of America, 2008

UC Davis School of Medicine, Outstanding Contribution to Faculty Development and Diversity., 2008

Latino Medical Student Association LMSA Faculty Service Award, 2008

"America's Top Physicians"-Consumers' Research Council of America, 2007

UC Davis School of Medicine, Diversity Enrichment Award, 2006

UC San Francisco School of Medicine, Professionalism Award, 2004

Dean’s Scholar for outstanding thesis, Mass isotopomer and mRNA analysis for studying the hormonal regulation of hepatic glucose production: Application to PPAR-a/leptin/insulin, presented by the UCLA School of Medicine Medical Student Thesis Program, 2001

UCLA Medicine Alumni Association, William G. Figueroa, MD, for exceptional leadership in promoting excellence in health-care delivery to underserved communities, 2001

Richard Juarez Commitment to the Community Award, presented at the Chicano/Latino Medical Student Association Statewide Conference, 2001

Select Recent Publications:

Fancher TL, Keenan C, Stocker T, Harris T, Morfin J, McCarron R, Kulkarni-Date M, Henderson M. An Academic-Community Partnership to Improve Care for the Underserved. Academic Medicine 2011 2011, 86:252-258

Morfin J, Chin A. Race and ethnicity are associated with differing intermediate outcomes in hemodialysis patients within a diverse urban community. JASN abstract issue,16:290A, 2005.

Morfin J, Chin A. Urinary calcium oxalate crystals in ethylene glycol intoxication. NEJM, 353:24e, 2005.

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