Samuel Louie, M.D.
Pulmonary and Critical Care
- Director, UC Davis Asthma Network (UCAN)
- Director, Reversible Obstructive Airway Disease (ROAD) Center
Philosophy of Care
Empathy is not an occupational hazard for me. The treatment of my patients' diseases may be impersonal, but the education and care of every patient I have is completely personal. Find the courage to change your health and lifestyle, and then find me to do a clinical trial of one. When you can't breathe, nothing else matters.
Dr. Louie directs the UC Davis Asthma Network (UCAN) and the ROAD Center. ROAD (Reversible Obstructive Airway Diseases) includes COPD and the Asthma-COPD Overlap Syndrome. His research interests include asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, pulmonary rehabilitation and clinical outcomes in chronic disease management.
M.D., UC San Francisco School of Medicine, San Francisco, California, 1980
B.S., University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, 1976
Wadsworth Veterans Medical Center/UCLA, Los Angeles, California, 1980-1983
UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, California, 1983-1986
American Board of Internal Medicine, 1984
American Board of Internal Medicine, Critical Care Medicine, 2001
American Board of Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, 1986
American College of Physicians
American College of Chest Physicians
American Thoracic Society
Honors and Awards
Physician of the Year, UC Davis Medical Center, 1996
Fellow, American College of Chest Physicians, 1991
Resident of the Year, Wadsworth VA Medical Center, 1983
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