Malathi Srinivasan, M.D.

Malathi Srinivasan, M.D.


Internal Medicine


Internal Medicine


  • Associate Professor
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Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center

4860 Y St., Suites 0101 & 0400
Sacramento, CA 95817
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Clinical Interests

I have been privileged to serve our diverse patient population, in both inpatient and outpatient settings. As a physician and medical educator, I strive to promote best practices in medicine, through compassionate, evidence-based care. I believe that partnership between patients and physicians is essential to achieving the best possible health outcomes. My special interests are in doctor-patient communication around challenging topics, such as palliative care, mental health and medical genetics. Additionally, I work to improve physician competency in these and other areas, through curriculum development, evaluation, and individualized feedback.


General Medicine

Center/Program Affiliation

Center for Healthcare Policy and Research


M.D., Northwestern University School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois, 1995

B.S., University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, 1990


University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa, 1998


The Regenstrief Institute, Indiana University, School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana, 2001

Board Certifications

American Board of Internal Medicine, 1998

Professional Memberships

American College of Physicians

American Medical Association

Society of General Internal Medicine

Honors and Awards

President, California Region, Society of General Internal Medicine, 2006

U.S. Health & Human Services Primary Care Public Policy Fellow, 2005

Outstanding Research Award, Midwest Society of General Internal Medicine, 2000

Select Recent Publications

Li ST, Srinivasan M, Der-Martirosian C, Kravitz RL, Wilkes MS. Developing personal values: trainees' attitudes toward strikes by health care providers. Acad Med. 2011 May;86(5):580-5.

Liu YC, Desai A, Lee B, Srinivasan M. It's not Beh?et's! J Gen Intern Med. 2011 May;26(5):559-60. Epub 2010 Nov 30.

Srinivasan M, Day FC, Griffin E, Tancredi DJ, Burke W, Pinsky L, Pagon RA, Hoffman JR, Wilkes MS. Implementation outcomes of a multiinstitutional web-based ethical, legal, and social implications genetics curriculum for primary care residents in three specialties. Genet Med. 2011 Jun;13(6):553-62.

Srinivasan M, Feldman MD. From the editor's desk: the clustering of America, and the conundrum of caring for the complex adult. J Gen Intern Med. 2011 May;26(5):459.

Srinivasan M, Feldman MD. From the editors' desk: Valuing health and primary care. J Gen Intern Med. 2011 Sep;26(9):947.

Srinivasan M, Li ST, Meyers FJ, Pratt DD, Collins JB, Braddock C, Skeff KM, West DC, Henderson M, Hales RE, Hilty DM. "Teaching as a Competency": competencies for medical educators. Acad Med. 2011 Oct;86(10):1211-20.

Goyal V, Srinivasan M. Don't hold your breath. J Gen Intern Med. 2011 Mar;26(3):345. Epub 2010 Nov 20.

Hauer KE, Boscardin C, Gesundheit N, Nevins A, Srinivasan M, Fernandez A. Impact of student ethnicity and patient-centredness on communication skills performance. Medical Education. 2010 Jul;44(7):653-61.

Jernant A, Srinivasan M, Bertakis KD, Azari R, Pan R, Kravitz RL. Attributes Affecting the Medical School Primary Care Experience. Academic Medicine. 2010 Apr;85(4):605-13.

Srinivasan M, McElvany M, Shay JM, Shavelson RJ, West DC. Measuring knowledge structure: reliability of concept mapping assessment in medical education. Academic Medicine. 2008 Dec;83(12):1196-203

Ngo-Metzger Q, August KR, Srinivasan M, Liao S, Meyskens FL. Communication Challenges at the End of Life. American Family Physician, 2008 Jan 15; 77(2):167-74.

Srinivasan M, Pratt D, Collins J, Bowe CM, Stevenson F, Pinney S, Wilkes M. Developing the Master Educator: Cross-Disciplinary Teaching Scholars Program for Human and Veterinary Medicine. Academic Psychiatry. 2007 Nov-Dec; 31(6):452-64

Srinivasan M, Hauer K, Der-Martinosian C, Gesundheit N, Wilkes MS. Can student?s accurately self-assess in the absence of feedback? Examination of effect of minimal feedback on learner-SP score concordance. Medical Education. 2007; 41(9): 857-65

Locke R, Srinivasan M. Attitudes towards P4P Initiatives Among Primary Care Osteopathic Physicians in Small Group Practices. JAOA. 2007 Nov-Dec; 31(6):452-64

Fiscella K, Franks P, Srinivasan M, Kravitz RL, Epstein RA. How do real patients and standardized patient ratings of physician communication compare. Annals of Family Medicine. 5(2): 151-8, 2007.

Srinivasan M, Franks P, Fiscella K, Meredith L, Epstein R, Kravitz RL. Connessoirs of Medical Care? Unannounced Standardized Patients Rating of Physicians. Medical Care. 12: 1092-1098, 2006.

Srinivasan M, Hwang J, West D, Keenan CR, Yellowlees P. Assessment of clinical skills using simulator technologies. Academic Psychiatry. 2006 Nov-Dec; 30(6):505-15

Srinivasan M, Keenan CR, Yager J. Visualizing the Future: Physician Competencies in Technology. Academic Psychiatry. 2006 Nov-Dec; 30(6):480-90.

Srinivasan M, Liederman E, Baluyot N, Jacoby R. Saving Time, Improving Satisfaction: The Impact of a Digital Radiology System on Physician Workflow and Efficiency. J Healthcare Inf Manag. 2006 Spring;20(2):123-31

Srinivasan M, Wilkes MS, Slavin S, Nguyen T, Stevenson F. Comparing problem-based learning versus case-based learning: assessment through a curricular shift. Academic Medicine. 82(1): 74-82, 2006.

Keenan CR, Nguyen H, Srinivasan M. Electronic Medical Records and their Impact on Resident and Medical Student Education. Academic Psychiatry. 2006 Nov-Dec; 30(6):522-7

Srinivasan M, Weiner M, Breitfeld PP, Brahmi F, Dickerson KL, Weiner G. Early introduction of an Evidence Based Medicine Course to Pre-Clinical Medical Students. Journal of General Internal Medicine. 2002;17(1):58-65

Srinivasan M, Przybylski M, Swigonski N. Oregon Health Plan: Predictors of Office Based quality of Care. Diabetes care. Feb 2001; 24(2):262-7.

Srinivasan M. "Today's Learning Point..." New England Journal of Medicine. May 10, 2001. 344(19):1474.

Srinivasan M. "Why the Residency Review Committee Should Matter to You." AAPI Journal. 8(2):18-25, 2001.

Srinivasan M. Medial Professionalism: More than Simply a Job. Journal of the American Medical Association. Sept 1999;282(9):814