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Department of Surgery

Department of Surgery

Felix D. Battistella, M.D. Lectureship

Felix D. Battistella, M.D.

Felix D. Battistella







Dr. Battistella was professor of surgery at UC Davis School of Medicine and chief of the Division of Trauma and Emergency Surgery at UC Davis Medical Center. He earned his medical degree and completed his surgical residency at UC Davis. During his career, he was honored with UC Davis School of Medicine's Distinguished Alumni Award, the Outstanding Resident Teaching Award, Outstanding Chief Resident Award, Friends of Nursing's Physician of the Year, and Outstanding Faculty Member in a Teaching Capacity.

"Dr. Battistella's unselfish dedication to his field, his colleagues and to the UC Davis Health System community was widely known." said Claire Pomeroy, Vice Chancellor for Human Health Sciences and Dean of the UC Davis School of Medicine. "The many contributions he made have forever shaped the way we provide compassionate care for patients in their hour of need."


Gregory Jurkovich, M.D. flyer

Felix D. Battistella, M.D. was an integral member of the Department of Surgery for over 22 years, first as a resident and then as a faculty member, until his untimely death at the age of 48.  The Department of Surgery at the University of California, Davis, has established the Felix D. Battistella Endowed Lectureship. This endowed fund allows for a nationally known speaker to visit annually and thus honor Felix on a regular basis. If you would like to help to preserve Felix’s memory please consider a contribution to this fund. Checks should be made payable to “UC Regents” with a memo to the Battistella Lectureship Fund and mailed to Kathryn Keyes, Health Sciences Development, UC Davis Health System, 4900 Broadway, Suite 1150, Sacramento, CA 95820. To make a donation by credit card, please contact Kathryn at (916) 734-9673 or  Your gift is tax deductible and you will receive a receipt.

Past speakers

  • Raul Coimbra, M.D., UC San Diego Health System, 2013
  • Gregory Victorino, M.D. UC San Francisco, 2012
  • Ken Mattox, M.D., Ben Taub General Hospital, 2010
  • Stephen Bartlett, M.D., University of Maryland Medical Center, 2009
  • Joseph Galante, M.D., UC Davis Medical Center, 2008