The Department of Emergency Medicine at UC Davis provides a dedicated team of physicians, nurses, 42 residents, and a total of 26 specialists of every medical and surgical specialty to treat critically ill and injured adults and children. Our team provides an extraordinary level of knowledge, skill and compassion to every patient we serve at our Level 1 Surgery and Emergency Services Pavilion. The Emergency Department is prepared and equipped to provide comprehensive and efficient emergency care to patients in need of medical and surgical specialty physicians to treat critical and acute illnesses and injuries 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Level 1 adult and pediatric trauma care

At the UC Davis Health System we provide Level 1 adult and pediatric trauma care for more than 33 of California’s 58 counties. UC Davis Health System is home to state-of-the-art emergency care for children. Our Pediatric Emergency Department features the only Level 1 pediatric trauma center in inland Northern California (verified by the American College of Surgeons). From Portland to Fresno, from outside the Bay Area to Reno, no other hospital in inland Northern California has a Level 1 adult and pediatric trauma center servicing approximately 70,000 patients each year.

Patients and referring physicians have access to the broadest possible range of experts and treatment at the UC Davis Health System in Sacramento, ensuring the best choice for individual needs based on the most up-to-date therapies available.

Educational and research programs

The UC Davis Department of Emergency Medicine is proud to offer a number of outstanding educational and research programs.

Resident Research Day