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Ulfat Shaikh, M.D., M.P.H., M.S. View profile as PDF

Ulfat  Shaikh

Clinical Interests

Dr. Ulfat Shaikh is the Director for Healthcare Quality at the University of California Davis School of Medicine and is a board-certified pediatrician at the UC Davis Children’s Hospital.

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Shaikh’s expertise is in measuring performance in healthcare and supporting clinicians in designing, implementing and evaluating quality improvement initiatives. She has led training and coaching programs in health care quality improvement methods for public, private and academic organizations.  

Click here for Dr. Shaikh's blog on healthcare quality.


Associate Professor of Pediatrics




General Pediatrics

Center/Program Affiliation:


Glassrock Building
2521 Stockton Blvd., Suite 2200
Sacramento, CA 95817
Driving Directions
Phone: 916-734-3112

Additional Phone:

Fax: 916-456-2236
Physician Referrals: 800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)

Other Languages:



M.D., Goa Medical College, India, 1993
M.P.H., University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Piscataway, New Jersey, 1997
M.S., UC Davis School of Medicine, Davis, California, 2007


Albert Einstein College of Medicine - Bronx Lebanon Hospital, New York, 1998


Albert Einstein College of Medicine - Bronx Lebanon Hospital , New York, 2000


Intermountain Healthcare, Utah, 2008
Michigan State University, Michigan, 2002

Board Certifications:

American Board of Pediatrics, 2000

Professional Memberships:

American Academy of Pediatrics
International Society for Quality in Healthcare

Select Honors and Awards:

Dean's Award for Excellence in Education, UC Davis School of Medicine, 2012

Eli Gold Faculty Excellence Prize, Department of Pediatrics, University of California Davis Health System, 2012

K08 Mentored Clinical Scientist Development Award, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 2009

Dean's Award for Excellence in Clinical Care
UC Davis School of Medicine, 2008

Select Recent Publications:

de la Torre A, Sadeghi B, Green RD, Kaiser LL, Flores YG, Jackson CF, Shaikh U, Whent L, Schaefer SE. Ninos Sanos, Familia Sana: Mexican immigrant study protocol for a multifaceted CBPR intervention to combat childhood obesity in two rural California towns. BMC Public Health. 2013, 13:1033.

Shaikh U, Berrong J, Nettiksimmons J, Byrd RS. Impact of Electronic Health Record Clinical Decision Support on the Management of Pediatric Obesity. American Journal of Medical Quality. 2014, 29 (1): 1-9.

Lipana LS, Bindal D, Nettiksimmons J, Shaikh U. Telemedicine and face-to-face care for pediatric obesity. Telemedicine and E-Health. 2013;19(10):806-808.

Shaikh U, Meyers FJ. Decentralizing quality improvement. American Journal of Medical Quality. 2013. 28(3):261-2.

Shaikh U, Natale JE, Nettiksimmons J, Li ST. Improving pediatric healthcare care delivery by engaging residents in team-based quality improvement projects. American Journal of Medical Quality. 2013.28(2):120-126.


Shaikh U, Nettiksimmons J, Joseph J, Tancredi D, Romano PS. Collaborative Practice Improvement for Childhood Obesity Prevention in Rural Clinics: The Healthy Eating Active Living TeleHealth Community of Practice. American Journal of Medical Quality. 2013. 28(6).

Shaikh U, Nettiksimmons J, Joseph JG, Tancredi DJ, Romano PS. Clinical practice and variation of care for childhood obesity at seven clinics in California. Qual Prim Care. 2012;20(5):335-44.

Nelson R, Buss S, Shaikh U. Using examination room computers to facilitate patient education: is it practical and does it work? California Pediatrician. Spring 2012. 22-23.

Shaikh U, Nettiksimmons J, Bell RA, Tancredi D, Romano PS. Accuracy of Parental Report and Electronic Health Record Documentation as Measures of Diet and Physical Activity Counseling. Academic Pediatrics. 2012.12(2):81-87.

Mulgrew K, Shaikh U, Nettiksimmons J. Comparison of Parent Satisfaction with Care for Childhood Obesity Delivered Face-to-Face and by Telemedicine. Telemedicine and E-Health. 2011.17(5):383-387.

Shaikh U, Nelson R, Tancredi D, Byrd RS. Presentation of Body Mass Index within an Electronic Health Record to Improve Weight Assessment and Counseling in Children and Adolescents. Informatics in Primary Care. 2011.18(4):235-244.

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