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Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Chris S. Shin, M.D. View profile as PDF

Chris S. Shin

Clinical Interests

My relationship with UC Davis stretches back to my undergraduate training. Throughout my stint here as a medical student and resident the institution has grown by leaps and bounds at a fairly dizzying pace. Being part of something so dynamic is one of the reasons I stayed on as faculty in this system once my training was over. In this system, I serve as a clinician, an educator, and an administrator. My clinical focus includes amputee prosthetic management, non-operative spine care, electro diagnostic testing, and general outpatient rehabilitation. As an educator, I am actively involved in the education of both medical students and residents in the classroom and clinical settings. My administrative duties come as the clinic medical director for the Physical Medicine Rehabilitation clinics at UC Davis. In addition to my work related responsibilities, I also enjoy giving back to the community by volunteering as the musculoskeletal coordinator at the Paul Hom student run free clinic on a monthly basis.


Assistant Professor


Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation


Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation


Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Center/Program Affiliation:


Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
4860 Y St., Suite 1700
Sacramento, CA 95817
Driving Directions
Phone: 916-734-7041

Cannery Building
Spine Center
3301 C St., Suite 1500
Sacramento, CA 95816
Driving Directions
Phone: 916-734-7463

Additional Phone:

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


M.D., UC Davis School of Medicine, Sacramento, California, 2001
A.A., DeAnza College, Cupertino, California, 1993
B.S., UC Davis, Davis, California, 1995


UC Davis School of Medicine, Sacramento, California, 2001-2005

Board Certifications:

American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine, 2006
American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 2006

Professional Memberships:

American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
American College of Sports Medicine

Select Honors and Awards:

Award for Outstanding Attendance at Clinical Seminars, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, UC Davis Medical Center, 2004

Award for Outstanding Teaching of Medical Students, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, UC Davis Medical Center, 2004

Award for Excellence in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, UC Davis Medical Center, 2001

Mortin Levitt Research Award, UC Davis School of Medicine, 2001

Annual Medical Student Award for Excellence in Medical Rehabilitation, The Northwest Association of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 2000

Award for Outstanding Service and Dedicated Commitment to the Community, Paul Hom Asian Clinic, 1999

Departmental Citation for Academic and Research Excellence, Department of Microbiology, UC Davis, 1995

Award for Academic Excellence, DeAnza College, 1993

Select Recent Publications:

Shin CS. Research Investigator: Determining Neuropsychiatric Baselines in Amature Boxers Using ImPACT Software. Proposal to Institutional Review Board. (In Submission)

Shin CS, Brian BA. Femoral neuropathy due to patellar dislocation: A case report. Archives of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, 86(6):1258-60, Jun 2005.

Shin CS, Abresch RT, Widman L, McDonald CM. Regional Body Composition in Male Subjects with Neuromuscular Disease as Assessed by Dual-Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry. Poster Presentation at the 2003 Annual Meeting of the Academy of Academic Physiatrists, 2004.

Shin CS, Abresch RT, Walsh SA, Ong EK, McDonald CM. Relationship Between Quantitative Measures of Regional Lean Tissue Mass and Strength in Children with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and Controls. Poster Presentation at the 1999 Annual Meeting of the American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine, 1999.

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