Dr. Ulfat Shaikh is the Director of Healthcare Quality Integration at the University of California Davis Schools of Health and is a board-certified pediatrician at the UC Davis Children’s Hospital where she works in the general pediatrics and urgent care clinics.
Her professional activities center on the design, implementation and evaluation of health care quality improvement initiatives. Her recent projects have focused on pediatric nutrition, obesity, asthma, preventable readmission, and patient satisfaction. She has expertise in the area of health information technology applications, performance metrics, and clinical work force and organizational development in quality improvement.
2521 Stockton Blvd., Suite 2200
Sacramento, CA 95817
Physician Referrals: 800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)
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
Michigan State University, Michigan, 2002
American Academy of Pediatrics
Western Society for Pediatric Research
Honors and Awards:
UC Davis School of Medicine, 2008
Select Recent Publications:
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.
Shaikh U, Nettiksimmons J, Romano P. Pediatric Obesity Management in Rural Clinics in California and the Role of Telehealth in Distance Education. J Rural Health. 2010 Sep;26(4).
Shaikh U, Nettiksimmons J, Styne DM. A Pilot Curriculum in Childhood and Adolescent Obesity for Pediatric Residents. California Pediatrician. 2010;26(1):21-3.
Shaikh U, Byrd RS, Auinger P. Is Vitamin and Mineral Supplement Use among Children and Adolescents associated with Nutrition, Food Security, Physical Activity and Healthcare Access?: Results from the 1999-2004 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine. 2009 Feb;163(2):150-7.
Lee MN, Shaikh U, Butani L. Effect of overweight/obesity on recovery after post-infectious glomerulonephritis. Clinical Nephrology. 2009;71(6):632-636.
Marks S, Shaikh U, Hilty DM, Cole S. Weight status of children and adolescents in a telepsychiatry clinic. Journal of Telemedicine and e-Health. 2009 Dec;15(10):970-974.
Shaikh U, Cole SL, Marcin JP, Nesbitt TS. Clinical management and patient outcomes among children and adolescents receiving telemedicine consultations for obesity. Journal of Telemedicine and e-Health. 2008;14(5):434-40.
Shaikh U, Smillie CM. Physician-Led Outpatient Breastfeeding Medicine Clinics in the United States. Breastfeeding Medicine. 2008; 3(1):28-33.
Thomas J, Shaikh U. Electronic communication with patients for breastfeeding support. Journal of Human Lactation. 2007 Aug; 23(3):275-9.
Pascoe J, Shaikh U. Forbis S, Etzel RA: Health and nutrition as a foundation for success in school, Pianta RC, Cox MJ, Snow KL., (eds), School Readiness, Early Learning, and the Transition to Kindergarten, Brookes Publishing Co., Inc., MD. pp. 99-120, 2007.
Alpert PT, Shaikh U. The effects of vitamin D deficiency and insufficiency on the endocrine and paracrine systems. Biol Res Nurs. 2007 Oct;9(2):117-129.
Feldman-Winter L, Shaikh U. Optimizing Breastfeeding Promotion and Support in Adolescent Mothers. Journal of Human Lactation. 2007;23(4).
Shaikh U, Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine Protocol Committee. ABM Clinical Protocol #14: Breastfeeding-friendly physician’s office: Optimizing care for infants and children. Breastfeeding Medicine. 2006;1(2):115-119.
Shaikh U, Ahmed O. Islam and infant feeding. Breastfeeding Medicine. 2006;1(3):164-167.
Shaikh U, Alpert PT. Nutritional rickets in Las Vegas, Nevada. Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology and Metabolism. 2006;19(3):209-212.
Shaikh U, Sigman-Grant M. Breast Augmentation and Breastfeeding: Knowledge and Practices of Surgeons in Las Vegas, Nevada. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2006;59(4):434-6.
Shaikh U, Scott BJ. Extent, accuracy, and credibility of breastfeeding information on the Internet. Journal of Human Lactation. 2005;21(2):175-183.