Philosophy of Care
Sports medicine is a rapidly evolving field that encompasses more than the care of an elite athlete. Industrial "athletes," recreational athletes, and individuals with medical conditions and disabilities are all part of a specialty sports medicine practice. I try to do the very best I can for my patients, with their good health in mind. I have respect for my patients, regardless of their background or status. I encourage them to take personal responsibility and initiative for healthy habits.
My training in sports medicine is reflected in my community service as one of the team physicians for the Sacramento Monarchs, Sacramento Kings and for intercollegiate sports at UC Davis. I am pleased that my colleagues and I can provide care to such a diverse racial, cultural and socioeconomic mix of patients with equal concern for all.
Dr. Tanji's specialty is sports medicine, and he limits his practice to physician referrals for sports injuries only. He has written more than 60 publications and book chapters about sports medicine. Dr. Tanji serves as a team physician for the Sacramento Kings NBA basketball team and the Sacramento Monarchs of the WNBA, and additionally works with the intercollegiate sports program at UC Davis.
Dr. Tanji's research interests include the use of aerobic exercise as a treatment for moderately high blood pressure.
Co-director of the Sports Medicine Program
UC Davis Medical Group, Sports Medicine
B.S., Stanford University, Palo Alto, California, 1978
American Board of Family Medicine, Sports Medicine, 1993
American College of Sports Medicine
American Medical Society of Sports Medicine
Society of Teachers of Family Medicine