R. Steven Tharratt, MD, FACP, FCCP - Pulmonology and Critical Care Medicine

 

Dr. R. Steven Tharratt reviews medical content for Healthwise, a nonprofit organization with a mission to help people make better health decisions. Dr. Tharratt is an internist who specializes in pulmonology, medical toxicology, and emergency medical services. He is a Professor of Clinical Medicine at the UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento, California. His clinical projects include the use of inhaled nitric oxide, clinical utility of various forms of mechanical ventilation, clinical toxicology, and hazardous material spill incidents. His research interests focus on adult respiratory distress syndrome and health policy issues in chemical and biological terrorism. In addition, he serves as Medical Director of both the Sacramento County Emergency Medical Services and the Sacramento City and County Fire Departments.

Education and Training

MD: University of California, Los Angeles, School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA, 1983

Internship in Internal Medicine: University of California, Davis, Medical Center, Sacramento, CA, 1983–1984

Residency in Internal Medicine: University of California, Davis, Medical Center, Sacramento, CA, 1984–1986

Fellowship in Pulmonary Medicine and Clinical Toxicology: University of California, Davis, Medical Center, Sacramento, CA, 1986–1988

Post-Doctoral Research Scholar in Critical Care Medicine: University of California, Davis, Medical Center, Sacramento, CA, 1988–1989

MPVM: University of California, Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine, Davis, CA, 2001

Certifications

American Board of Emergency Medicine

American Board of Internal Medicine

Pulmonary Diseases, American Board of Internal Medicine

Critical Care Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine

Medical Toxicology, American Board of Emergency Medicine

Academic Appointments

University of California, Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, CA:

  • Professor of Clinical Medicine
  • Professor of Medicine and Anesthesiology, 2000–2010

Financial Disclosure

The final approval of Healthwise content is always made by a clinician with no financial conflicts.

Dr. Tharratt has received speaking honoraria from Adventis.