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Department of Internal Medicine

Malathi Srinivasan, M.D. View profile as PDF

Malathi  Srinivasan

Clinical Interests

I have been privileged to serve our diverse patient population, in both inpatient and outpatient settings. As a physician and medical educator, I strive to promote best practices in medicine, through compassionate, evidence-based care. I believe that partnership between patients and physicians is essential to achieving the best possible health outcomes. My special interests are in doctor-patient communication around challenging topics, such as palliative care, mental health and medical genetics. Additionally, I work to improve physician competency in these and other areas, through curriculum development, evaluation, and individualized feedback.


Associate Professor


Internal Medicine


Internal Medicine


General Medicine

Center/Program Affiliation:


Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center
General Medicine
4860 Y St., Suites 0101 & 0400
Sacramento, CA 95817
Driving Directions
Phone: 916-734-2737
Phone: 916-734-0171

Additional Phone:

Clinic Phone: 916-734-2737
Physician Referrals: 800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)


M.D., Northwestern University School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois, 1995
B.S., University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, 1990


University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa, 1996


University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa, 1998


The Regenstrief Institute, Indiana University, School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana, 2001

Board Certifications:

American Board of Internal Medicine, 1998

Professional Memberships:

American College of Physicians
American Medical Association
Society of General Internal Medicine

Select Honors and Awards:

President, California Region, Society of General Internal Medicine, 2006

U.S. Health & Human Services Primary Care Public Policy Fellow, 2005

Outstanding Research Award, Midwest Society of General Internal Medicine, 2000

Select Recent Publications:

Li ST, Srinivasan M, Der-Martirosian C, Kravitz RL, Wilkes MS. Developing personal values: trainees' attitudes toward strikes by health care providers. Acad Med. 2011 May;86(5):580-5.

Liu YC, Desai A, Lee B, Srinivasan M. It's not Behçet's! J Gen Intern Med. 2011 May;26(5):559-60. Epub 2010 Nov 30.

Srinivasan M, Day FC, Griffin E, Tancredi DJ, Burke W, Pinsky L, Pagon RA, Hoffman JR, Wilkes MS. Implementation outcomes of a multiinstitutional web-based ethical, legal, and social implications genetics curriculum for primary care residents in three specialties. Genet Med. 2011 Jun;13(6):553-62.

Srinivasan M, Feldman MD. From the editor's desk: the clustering of America, and the conundrum of caring for the complex adult. J Gen Intern Med. 2011 May;26(5):459.

Srinivasan M, Feldman MD. From the editors' desk: Valuing health and primary care. J Gen Intern Med. 2011 Sep;26(9):947.

Srinivasan M, Li ST, Meyers FJ, Pratt DD, Collins JB, Braddock C, Skeff KM, West DC, Henderson M, Hales RE, Hilty DM. "Teaching as a Competency": competencies for medical educators. Acad Med. 2011 Oct;86(10):1211-20.

Goyal V, Srinivasan M. Don't hold your breath. J Gen Intern Med. 2011 Mar;26(3):345. Epub 2010 Nov 20.

Hauer KE, Boscardin C, Gesundheit N, Nevins A, Srinivasan M, Fernandez A. Impact of student ethnicity and patient-centredness on communication skills performance. Medical Education. 2010 Jul;44(7):653-61.

Jernant A, Srinivasan M, Bertakis KD, Azari R, Pan R, Kravitz RL. Attributes Affecting the Medical School Primary Care Experience. Academic Medicine. 2010 Apr;85(4):605-13.

Srinivasan M, McElvany M, Shay JM, Shavelson RJ, West DC. Measuring knowledge structure: reliability of concept mapping assessment in medical education. Academic Medicine. 2008 Dec;83(12):1196-203

Ngo-Metzger Q, August KR, Srinivasan M, Liao S, Meyskens FL. Communication Challenges at the End of Life. American Family Physician, 2008 Jan 15; 77(2):167-74.

Srinivasan M, Pratt D, Collins J, Bowe CM, Stevenson F, Pinney S, Wilkes M. Developing the Master Educator: Cross-Disciplinary Teaching Scholars Program for Human and Veterinary Medicine. Academic Psychiatry. 2007 Nov-Dec; 31(6):452-64

Srinivasan M, Hauer K, Der-Martinosian C, Gesundheit N, Wilkes MS. Can student’s accurately self-assess in the absence of feedback? Examination of effect of minimal feedback on learner-SP score concordance. Medical Education. 2007; 41(9): 857-65

Locke R, Srinivasan M. Attitudes towards P4P Initiatives Among Primary Care Osteopathic Physicians in Small Group Practices. JAOA. 2007 Nov-Dec; 31(6):452-64

Fiscella K, Franks P, Srinivasan M, Kravitz RL, Epstein RA. How do real patients and standardized patient ratings of physician communication compare. Annals of Family Medicine. 5(2): 151-8, 2007.

Srinivasan M, Franks P, Fiscella K, Meredith L, Epstein R, Kravitz RL. Connessoirs of Medical Care? Unannounced Standardized Patients Rating of Physicians. Medical Care. 12: 1092-1098, 2006.

Srinivasan M, Hwang J, West D, Keenan CR, Yellowlees P. Assessment of clinical skills using simulator technologies. Academic Psychiatry. 2006 Nov-Dec; 30(6):505-15

Srinivasan M, Keenan CR, Yager J. Visualizing the Future: Physician Competencies in Technology. Academic Psychiatry. 2006 Nov-Dec; 30(6):480-90.

Srinivasan M, Liederman E, Baluyot N, Jacoby R. Saving Time, Improving Satisfaction: The Impact of a Digital Radiology System on Physician Workflow and Efficiency. J Healthcare Inf Manag. 2006 Spring;20(2):123-31

Srinivasan M, Wilkes MS, Slavin S, Nguyen T, Stevenson F. Comparing problem-based learning versus case-based learning: assessment through a curricular shift. Academic Medicine. 82(1): 74-82, 2006.

Keenan CR, Nguyen H, Srinivasan M. Electronic Medical Records and their Impact on Resident and Medical Student Education. Academic Psychiatry. 2006 Nov-Dec; 30(6):522-7

Srinivasan M, Weiner M, Breitfeld PP, Brahmi F, Dickerson KL, Weiner G. Early introduction of an Evidence Based Medicine Course to Pre-Clinical Medical Students. Journal of General Internal Medicine. 2002;17(1):58-65

Srinivasan M, Przybylski M, Swigonski N. Oregon Health Plan: Predictors of Office Based quality of Care. Diabetes care. Feb 2001; 24(2):262-7.

Srinivasan M. "Today's Learning Point..." New England Journal of Medicine. May 10, 2001. 344(19):1474.

Srinivasan M. "Why the Residency Review Committee Should Matter to You." AAPI Journal. 8(2):18-25, 2001.

Srinivasan M. Medial Professionalism: More than Simply a Job. Journal of the American Medical Association. Sept 1999;282(9):814

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