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Department of Internal Medicine

Michael S. Tanaka, Jr., M.D. View profile as PDF

Michael S. Tanaka, Jr.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Tanaka is interested in gastrointestinal malignancies, including colorectal, pancreatic and liver cancer as well as solid tumors. He has been a staff hematologist-oncologist at the Department of Veterans Affairs hospitals in Martinez and Mather Field in Sacramento since 1995.




Cancer, Hematology Oncology, Internal Medicine


Internal Medicine


Hematology and Oncology

Center/Program Affiliation:


UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center
2279 45th Street
Sacramento, CA 95817
Driving Directions
Phone: 916-734-5959
Phone: 800-800--362-5566

Additional Phone:

Physician Referrals: 800-362-5566


M.D., UC Davis School of Medicine, Sacramento, California, 1982
B.S., University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, 1976


UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, California, 1982-1983


UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, California, 1983-1985


VA Medical Center, Martinez, California, 1986-1991

Board Certifications:

American Board of Internal Medicine, 1986
American Board of Internal Medicine, Hematology, 1996
American Board of Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology, 1989

Professional Memberships:

American Medical Association
American Society of Clinical Oncology

Select Honors and Awards:

Heineman Pulmonary Prize, UC Davis, 1982

Academic Honor of Hematology, UC Davis, 1980

Academic Honor of Pulmonary Medicine, UC Davis, 1980

Academic Honor of Cardiovascular Medicine, 1980

Magna Cum Laude, USC, 1976

Phi Kappa Phi, USC, 1976

Phi Beta Kappa, USC, 1976

Select Recent Publications:

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