STEVEN THARRATT, M.D., M.P.V.M., UC DAVIS MEDICAL CENTER, '86
The Distinguished Alumnus Award, established in 1988, was created to give recognition annually
to an alumna/us of UC Davis School of Medicine or Medical Center for contributions to society and distinguishing
a themselves through outstanding achievements in medicine.
Dr. Tharratt is professor of medicine and anesthesiology and chief, Section of Clinical Pharmacology
and Medical Toxicology, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at UC Davis. He is the medical
science advisor to the California Governor's Office of Emergency Services and the California State Emergency
Services Authority. He is also medical director for Sacramento County Emergency Medical Services and all
Sacramento City and County Fire Agencies. He is a member of the State Standing Committee on Terrorism,
The Northern California FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force, and the California State Threat Assessment Team.
Dr. Tharratt was one of two physicians deployed to the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, with
the Sacramento Urban Search and Rescue Team. Dr. Tharratt received his medical degree from UCLA and his
master of preventive veterinary medicine degree from UC Davis. He is board certified in internal medicine,
emergency medicine, pulmonary diseases, critical care medicine and medical toxicology. He is published
widely on biodefense issues and has research interests in the relationship between the medical and veterinary
medical disciplines in response to biodefense and emerging zoonotic diseases.
We are proud to celebrate Dr. Tharratt's contributions to society and the medical profession.