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Department of Internal Medicine

Timothy E. Albertson, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D. View profile as PDF

Timothy E. Albertson

Philosophy of Care

I believe in caring for patients and their families with respect, dignity and compassion. I focus on communicating effectively with my patients, being sensitive to their overall needs and concerns as well as their immediate medical problem. I keep my patients informed, answer their questions frankly, and involve them and their families in any decision-making process.

At UC Davis, my patients can benefit from the highest level of care achievable because of our state-of-the-art resources, knowledge, skills and technology. As a long-time resident of the Sacramento area, I have established good relationships with many health-care professionals, and I enjoy working with our community physicians and other hospitals, sharing knowledge and expertise to provide quality patient care.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Albertson is a leading expert in clinical pharmacology and toxicology, aeromedicine, and septic and adult respiratory distress syndrome. In addition to his role at UC Davis, he is a flight surgeon and chief of pulmonary and critical care medicine for the Veteran's Administration Northern California Health Care System.

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Albertson has explored pulmonary complications of drug use. He also has analyzed cyclosporine-associated TTP in s/p lung transplantation, the biochemical effects of specific antimicrobial therapies, and cellular drug interaction in the fight against multidrug-resistant cancer.


Chair, Internal Medicine
Professor of Medicine, Pulmonary, Critical Care Medicine & Sleep Medicine, Pharmacology & Toxicology, Anesthesia & Emergency Medicine


Pulmonary and Critical Care, Pharmacology and Toxicology, Anesthesia and Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine


Internal Medicine


Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine


UC Davis Medical Group - Sacramento (J Street)
Internal Medicine Specialty Clinics
2825 J St., Suite 400
Sacramento, CA 95816
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Phone: 916-734-2737

Additional Phone:

Physician Referrals: 800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)


M.D., UC Davis School of Medicine, Sacramento, California, 1977
M.P.H., UC Berkeley School of Public Health, Berkeley, California, 2003
M.S., UC Davis, Davis, California, 1976
B.A., UC San Diego, San Diego CA 1973


University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, 1977-1978


UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, California, 1980-1981
University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, 1979-1980


UC Davis, Davis, California, 1978-1979
UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, California, 1981-1983

Board Certifications:

American Board of Emergency Medicine, 1997
American Board of Emergency Medicine, Medical Toxicology, 1995
American Board of Internal Medicine, 1981
American Board of Internal Medicine, Critical Care Medicine, 1996
American Board of Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, 1984

Professional Memberships:

American College of Physicians
American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
American Thoracic Society
Society for Neurosciences
Society of Critical Care Medicine

Select Honors and Awards:

Thomas Iberts Memorial Lecture, Department of Surgery, Mt. Sinai Hospital School of Medicine, New York, 2005

Elected to Fellowship in the Royal College of Physicians, London, England, 2005

UC Davis Medical Center, Medical Staff Award for Outstanding Service, 2000

Select Recent Publications:

To see a full list of Dr. Albertson's publications, please click here.

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