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Elisa Tong, M.A., M.D. View profile as PDF

Elisa  Tong

Clinical Interests

Dr. Tong conducts research in tobacco control. She has special interests in tobacco industry scientific issues, tobacco behavior and cessation, secondhand smoke, and Asian populations.


Assistant Professor


Internal Medicine



General Medicine


Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center
Alzheimer's Care Services
4860 Y St., Suite 0100
Sacramento, CA 95817
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Phone: 916-734-5496

Additional Phone:

Physician Referrals: 800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)


M.D., Stanford University School of Medicine, Palo Alto, California
M.A., Stanford University, Stanford, California
B.A., Stanford University, Stanford, California


Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, San Jose, California


University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine, San Francisco, California

Board Certifications:

American Board of Internal Medicine,

Professional Memberships:

American Public Health Association
Society for General Internal Medicine

Select Recent Publications:

Tong EK, Tang H, Tsoh J, Wong C, Chen MS. Smoke-Free Policies Among Asian-American Women: Comparisons by Education Status. Am J Prev Med 2009; 37(2S):S 144-S 150.

Tong EK, Nguyen TT, Vittinghoff E, Perez-Stable E. Light and Intermittent Smoking Among California's Asian Americans. Nicotine & Tobacco Research 2009 Feb; 11(2):197-202.

Tong EK, Nguyen TT, VittinghoffE, Perez-Stable E. Smoking Behaviors Among Immigrant Asian Americans: Rules for Smoke-Free Homes. American Journal of Preventive Medicine 2008; 35(1):64-67.

Chen A, Glantz SA, Tong EK. Asian Herbal-Tobacco Cigarettes: Not Medicinal, but Less Harmful? Tobacco Contro1 2007; 16(2):e3.

Jiang Y, Ong MK, Tong EK, Yang Y, Nan Y, Gan Q, Hu TW. Chinese Physicians: Smoking Behavior, Smoking Cessation Attitudes, and Smoking Cessation Practices. American Journal of Preventive Medicine. 2007 Jul; 33(1):15-22.

Tong EK, Glantz SA Tobacco Industry Efforts Undermining Evidence Linking Secondhand Smoke with Cardiovascular Disease. Circulation 2007; 116:1845-1854.

Hu TW, Mao Z, Ong M, Tong EK, Tao M, Jiang H, Hammond K, Smith KR, de Beyer J, Yurekli A. China at the Crossroads: the Economics of Tobacco and Health. Tobacco Control 2006; 15; 37-41.

Tong EK, Ong MK, Vittinghoff E, Perez-Stahle EJ. Physicians Should Ask and Advise Nondaily Smokers to Quit. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 2006 Jan; 30(1):23-30.

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