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Department of Surgery

Lisa Abramson, M.D. View profile as PDF

Lisa  Abramson

Clinical Interests

Dr. Abramson?s interests lie in general and laparoscopic surgery of infants, children and adolescents. Special interests are in neonatal surgery and pediatric oncology.


Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery


Pediatric Surgery, Surgery - Pediatric



Pediatric Surgery

Center/Program Affiliation:


Cannery Building
3301 C St., Suite 1100
Sacramento, CA 95816
Driving Directions
Phone: 916-734-7844
Phone: 800-482-3284

Additional Phone:

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


M.D., Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, D.C., 1997
B.S., George Washington University, Washington, District of Columbia, 1993


UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, California, 1997


UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, California, 2002


Children's Memorial Hospital, Chicago, Illinois, 2002
Children's Memorial Hospital, Chicago, Illinois, 2004

Board Certifications:

American Board of Surgery, 2005
American Board of Surgery - Pediatric Surgery, 2008

Professional Memberships:

American College of Surgeons
American Pediatric Surgical Association
International Pediatric Endosurgery Group
Sacramento Surgical Society

Select Recent Publications:

Russ A, Chin AC, Terry NE, Abramson LP, Pillai S. Presentation and management of late-onset duodenomegaly in a teenager with chronic obstruction from malrotation. J Pediatr Surg. 2008 Aug;43(8):e21-4.

Mendi R, Abramson LP, Pillai SB, Rigsby CK. Evolution of the CT imaging findings of accessory spleen infarction. Pediatr Radiol. Dee 36(12); 1319-1322, 2006.

Browne M, Stellmach V, Cornwell M, Chung C, Lee EJ, Jameson JL, Superina RA, Reynolds M, Abramson LP, Crawford SE: Gene transfer of pigment epithelium-derived factor suppresses tumor growth and angiogenesis in a hepatoblastoma xenograft model. Pediatr Research. Sept; 60(3); 282-7, 2006

Abramson LP*, Browne M*, Stellmach V, Doll J, Cornwell M, Reynolds M, Arensman R, Crawford SE: Pigment epithelium-derived factor (PEDF) targets endothelial and epithelial cells in Wilms' tumor. J Pediatr Surg, *Co-first authors. Aug; 41(8): 1351-1356, 2006

Abramson LP, Pillai S, Acton R, Melin-Aldana H, Superina R. Successful treatment of a hepatic yolk sac tumor with orthotopic liver transplantation, J Pediatr Surg, Jul; 40(7): 1185-7, 2005

Browne M, Abramson LP, Chou PM, Acton R, Holinger LD, Reynolds M. Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor (inflammatory pseudotumor) of the neck infiltrating the trachea. J Pediatr Surg, Oct; 39(10): el-4, 2004

Ferbend R, Abramson LP, Backer CL, Mavroudis M, Webb CL, Cole R, Junewick 11, Crawford SE. Cardiac plasma cell granulomas: response to oral steroid treatment. Pediatr Cardiol. Jul-Aug; 25(4): 406-10, 2004

Oviedo A, Abramson LP, Worthington R, Dainauskas JR, Crawford SE. Congenital pulmonary capillary hemangiomatosis: report of 2 cases and review of the literature. Pediatr Pulmonol, Sep; 36(3): 253-6, 2003

Doll JA, Stellmach VM, Bouck NP, Bergh ARJ, Lee C, Abramson LP, Cornwell ML, Pins MR, Borensztajn J, Crawford SE. Hormone-sensitive anti-angiogenic pigment epithelium-derived factor regulates the stromal vasculature and epithelial mass of the prostate and pancreas. Nat Med, Jun; 9(6): 774-80,2003

Abramson LP, Stellmach, Doll JA, Cornwell M, Arensman RM, Crawford SE. Wilms' tumor growth is suppressed by anti-angiogenic pigment epitheliumderived factor, oral presentation, in revision, J Pediatr Surg, Mar; 38(3):336-42, 2003

Abramson LP, Grundy PE, Stellmach V, Doll JA, Cornwell M, Katzenstein HM, Reynolds M, Arensman RM, Crawford SE. Increased microvascular density predicts relapse in Wilms' tumors, in revision, J Pediatr Surg. 2003 Mar; 38(3):325-30; discussion 325-30, 2003

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