Philosophy of Care
2315 Stockton Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95817
Phone: 800-800--2-UCDAVIS (800-282-3284)
B.A., Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, 1995
University of California, Davis, Medical Center, Sacramento, California, 2005-2008
University of California, Davis, Medical Center, Sacramento, California, 2008-2009
National Board of Echocardiography (Testamur), 2010
National Board of Echocardiography, Perioperative Transesophageal Echocardiography, 2009
International Anesthesia Research Society
Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists
Honors and Awards:
Clinical Fellow Professionalism Award, UC Davis, Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Sacramento, CA, 2009
Sara C. Armstrong Award for Compassionate Care, UC Davis Health System, Sacramento, CA, 2009
Anesthesiology Resident of the Year, UC Davis, Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Sacramento, CA, 2007
Abbott Laboratories Resident Research Award Finalist, CSA Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, 2007
Honors earned in Urology, Transplant Surgery, Surgery, General Surgery, Psychiatry, Family Medicine, Clinical Pharmacology, University of Missouri at Kansas City, 2001
National Merit Scholar, Northwestern University, 1995
Select Recent Publications:
2009 Yao A, et al. The effects of aromatic anesthetics on dorsal horn neuronal responses to noxious stimulation. Anesth Analg, June, 106(6):1759-64.
2007 Kim J, Yao A, et al. Neurons in the ventral spinal cord are more depressed by isoflurane, halothane and propofol than are neurons in the dorsal spinal cord. Anesth Analg, October, 105(4):1020-6.