Elizabeth David, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Elizabeth A. David, M.D., F.A.C.S.




  • Assistant Professor of Surgery
  • Volunteer Clinical Faculty
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UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center

2279 45th Street
Sacramento, CA 95817
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Sacramento, CA 95817
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Physician Referrals: 800-362-5566

Clinical Interests

Dr. David specializes in General Thoracic Surgery, with a particular interest in thoracic surgical oncology. She is interested in minimally invasive thoracic surgery, including robotic surgery; tracheal and airway procedures; esophageal resection and stenting; palliative oncologic procedures and other procedures for benign conditions of the thoracic cavity. Dr. David has a special interest in lung cancer screening and is passionate about surgical education.


Cardiothoracic Surgery

Center/Program Affiliation

UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center


M.D., Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, D.C., 2005

B.A., Wellesley College, Wellesley, Massachusetts, 2000


Georgetown University Hospital, Washington , D.C., 2010


University of TX, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 2012

Board Certifications

American Board of Surgery, 2010

American Board of Thoracic Surgery, 2014

Professional Memberships

American College of Surgeons

Association of Women Surgeons

Sacramento Surgical Society

Society of Air Force Clinical Surgeons

Society of Thoracic Surgery

Southern Thoracic Surgical Association

Women in Thoracic Surgery

Honors and Awards

AATS Leadership Academy, 2012

Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, Georgetown University School of Medicine, 2010

Outstanding Resident Teacher Award, Georgetown University School of Medicine, 2010

Association of Women Surgeons, Hilary Sanfey Outstanding Resident Award Recipient, 2010

Women in Thoracic Surgery, Scholarship Recipient, 2009

Select Recent Publications

Cooke DT, David EA. Large-bore and small-bore chest tubes: types, function, and placement. Thorac Surg Clin. 2013 Feb;23(1):17-24.

Ramlawi B, David EA, Kim MP, Garcia-Morales L, Blackmon SH, Rice DC, Vaporciyan AA, Reardon MJ. Contemporary Surgical Management of Cardiac Paragangliomas. Annals of Thoracic Surgery 2012 Jun;93(6):1972-6. Epub 2012 Apr 25.

Sofat S, Pope NH, David EA, Bhanot P. Successful application of the vacuum-assisted closure system in delayed primary closure: a case of gastrointestinal perforation. Am Surg. 2011 Aug;77(8):168-9.

David EA, Marshall MB. Physiologic Evaluation of Lung Resection Candidates. Thorac Surg Clin. 2012 Feb;22(1):47-54. Epub 2011 Oct 12.

David EA, Marshall MB. Review of Chest Wall Tumors: A Diagnostic, Therapeutic and Reconstructive Challenge. Semin in Plastic Surg. 2011 Feb;25(1):16-24.

Gaffey AC, David EA, Marshall MB. Surgical Palliation of Previously Resected Thoracic Sarcoma. Ann of Thorac Surg 2011. Apr; 91 (4):e54-56.

Ramchandani MH, Motomura T, David EA, Kurrelmeyer K, Shah D, Garami,Z. Fungal Mycotic Vegetation in the Ascending Aorta. Methodist DeBakey Cardiovascular Journal. 2011. Vol 7, No 2 Page 41.

David EA, Gaffey AC, Mason, RB, Marshall MB. Modified French Window Thoracotomy for Exposure of the Anterior Thoracic Spine. Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg. 2011. Jan 27.

David EA, Kim MP, Blackmon SH. Esophageal salvage with removable covered self-expanding metal stents in the setting of intrathoracic esophageal leakage. Am J Surg. 2011 Dec;202(6):796-801.

David EA, Marshall MB. Modifications to Ivor Lewis esophagectomy. Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg. 2010 Nov;11(5):529-31.

David EA, Marshall MB. Skin sparing modified Ravitch repair for pectus excavatum. Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg. 2010 Sep;11(3):226-7.