UC Davis Health specialist David Cooke

Choosing a UC Davis Health primary care doctor also means access to an entire team of expert specialists in more than 150 areas of academic medicine, informed by the latest science and medical insights. 

For our patients, the unique advantages can include new options for prevention, diagnosis and treatment – many not available elsewhere in our region – and help for complex conditions from leaders in their fields.

Adult specialty care

U.S. News & World Report ranked UC Davis Medical Center among the nation’s best in nine adult specialty services in 2020-21, including cancer; cardiology & heart surgery; ENT; geriatrics; nephrology; neurology & neurosurgery; orthopedics; pulmonology & lung surgery; and urology.

The UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center is the only in inland Northern California to hold “comprehensive” designation from the National Cancer Institute, awarded to a very small percentage of U.S. centers.

Pediatric & maternity specialty care

U.S. News ranked UC Davis Children's Hospital among the nation’s best in four pediatric specialty services in 2020-21, including neonatology, nephrology, *orthopedics, and *urology (*with Shriners Hospitals for Children — Northern California).

Newsweek also ranked UC Davis Medical Center as one of its Best Maternity Care Hospitals for 2020, as verified by the 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Survey.

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Ranked #1 in our region

U.S. News & World Report perenially ranks UC Davis Medical Center the No. 1 hospital in Sacramento, and did so again for 2020-21. UC Davis was the only Sacramento hospital listed among California's ten best.

The medical center has also earned Magnet® nursing recognition, the nation’s highest form of recognition for nursing excellence.

Common conditions & procedures

U.S. News also rates several common types of care, and UC Davis Medical Center placed at the top level of “high performing” for 2020-21 in abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, COPD, colon cancer surgery, heart failure care, lung cancer surgery, gastroenterology & GI surgery, and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR).