Patrick Romano, M.D., M.P.H., FACP, FAAP

Patrick Scott Romano, M.D., M.P.H., FACP, FAAP


Internal Medicine

Pediatrics General


  • Professor of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
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Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center

4860 Y St., Suites 0101 & 0400
Sacramento, CA 95817
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Clinical Interests

Dr. Romano practices primary care (outpatient) general internal medicine and general pediatrics in a team approach with physicians-in-training.

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Romano's research and teaching interests focus on developing, testing, and validating health care quality measures, using outcomes data to improve the quality and effectiveness of health care, and studying the role of physicians and nurses in optimizing quality and safety across the health care industry.


General Medicine
General Pediatrics

Center/Program Affiliation

Center for Healthcare Policy and Research
UC Davis Children's Hospital


M.D., Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, D.C., 1984

M.P.H., Social and Administrative Health Sciences, UC Berkeley School of Public Health, Berkeley CA 1990

A.B., Princeton University, Princeton NJ 1979


Internal Medicine, University Hospitals of Cleveland and Cleveland Metropolitan General Hospital, Cleveland OH 1984-1988


Health Services Research, Institute for Health Policy Studies, UC San Francisco, San Francisco CA 1988-1990

Board Certifications

American Board of Internal Medicine, 1989

American Board of Pediatrics, 1989

Professional Memberships

Academy for Health Services Research and Health Policy

American Academy of Pediatrics

American College of Physicians

American Public Health Association

International Society for Quality in Healthcare

Society of General Internal Medicine

Honors and Awards

UC Davis School of Medicine Dean's Award for Excellence in Research, 2010

UC Davis School of Medicine Dean's Award for Excellence in Mentoring, 2000

Select Recent Publications

Ong MK, Romano PS, Edgington S, Aronow HU, Auerbach AD, Black JT, De Marco T, Escarce JJ, Evangelista LS, Hanna B, Ganiats TG, Greenberg BH, Greenfield S, Kaplan SH, Kimchi A, Liu H, Lombardo D, Mangione CM, Sadeghi B, Sadeghi B, Sarrafzadeh M, Tong K, Fonarow GC; Better Effectiveness After Transition–Heart Failure (BEAT-HF) Research Group. Effectiveness of Remote Patient Monitoring After Discharge of Hospitalized Patients With Heart Failure: The Better Effectiveness After Transition-Heart Failure (BEAT-HF) Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Intern Med. 2016 Mar 1;176(3):310-8.

Humphries MD, Brunson A, Hedayati N, Romano P, Melnkow J. Amputation Risk in Patients with Diabetes Mellitus and Peripheral Artery Disease Using Statewide Data. Ann Vasc Surg. 2016 Jan;30:123-31.

Polage CR, Gyorke CE, Kennedy MA, Leslie JL, Chin DL, Wang S, Nguyen HH, Huang B, Tang YW, Lee LW, Kim K, Taylor S, Romano PS, Panacek EA, Goodell PB, Solnick JV, Cohen SH. Overdiagnosis of Clostridium difficile Infection in the Molecular Test Era. JAMA Intern Med. 2015 Nov;175(11):1792-801.

Loja MN, Brunson A, Li CS, Carson JG, White RH, Romano PS, Hedayati N. Racial disparities in outcomes of endovascular procedures for peripheral arterial disease: an evaluation of California hospitals, 2005-2009. Ann Vasc Surg. 2015 Jul;29(5):950-9.

Dalrymple LS, Mu Y, Romano PS, Nguyen DV, Chertow GM, Delgado C, Grimes B, Kaysen GA, Johansen KL. Outcomes of infection-related hospitalization in Medicare beneficiaries receiving in-center hemodialysis. Am J Kidney Dis. 2015 May;65(5):754-62.

Leigh JP, Markis CA, Iosif AM, Romano PS. California's nurse-to-patient ratio law and occupational injury. Int Arch Occup Environ Health. 2015 May;88(4):477-84.

Yang NH, Dharmar M, Kuppermann N, Romano PS, Nesbitt TS, Hojman NM, Marcin JP. Appropriateness of disposition following telemedicine consultations in rural emergency departments. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2015 Mar;16(3):e59-64.

Yang NH, Dharmar M, Yoo BK, Leigh JP, Kuppermann N, Romano PS, Nesbitt TS, Marcin JP. Economic Evaluation of Pediatric Telemedicine Consultations to Rural Emergency Departments. Med Decis Making. 2015 Aug;35(6):773-83.

Shaikh U, Romano P, Paterniti DA. Organizing for Quality Improvement in Health Care: An Example From Childhood Obesity Prevention. Qual Manag Health Care. 2015 Jul-Sep;24(3):121-8.

Zrelak PA, Utter GH, Tancredi DJ, Mayer LG, Cerese J, Cuny J, Romano PS. How Accurate is the AHRQ Patient Safety Indicator for Hospital-Acquired Pressure Ulcer in a National Sample of Records? J Healthc Qual. 2015 Sep-Oct;37(5):287-97.