Leader in Medicine

Dr. Jeffrey Uppington


Dr. Jeffrey Uppington is the Vice Chair of Clinical Affairs at the UC Davis Medical Center. He also conducts research involving new anesthetic agents and servo control of anesthetic infusions.

With over 40 years experience in Anesthesiology, Dr. Uppington’s specialties include thoracic and cardiovascular anesthesiology, as well as general anesthesia. He also specializes in echocardiograms, and transesophageal and cardiothoracic anesthesia.

Dr. Uppington graduated with his M.B.B.S from The London Hospital Medical School in 1971. This was followed by a medical internship and two residencies at United Bath Hospitals. The initial residency was in Anesthesia from 1972-1973, followed by a two additional years in General Medicine, Psychiatry, Gynecology, and Obstetrics.

Among the many places Dr. Jeffrey Uppington’s career has brought his contributions to include Massachusetts General Hospital, Beth Israel Hospital, and the Harvard System. He currently resides at the UC Davis Medical Center.

Dr. Uppington’s professional affiliations include the California Society of Anesthesiologists, the American Society of Anesthesiologists, and the Fellowship of the Royal College of Anesthetists (UK). He hold board certifications from the American Board of Anesthesiology and the National Board of Echocardiography.

Numerous awards have been presented to Dr. Jeffrey Uppington, including: Dean’s Team Award for Excellence, Geriatric Fracture Hip Study collaborated with Dr. Phillip Wolinsky (2016), Dean’s Team Award for Excellence in Clinical Care: Interstitial Gynecological Brachytherapy Program, UC Davis School of Medicine (2015), Best Poster Award Certificate, UC Davis Health, In recognition of the outstanding poster titled: Delayed Time to Surgery: A Possible Risk Factor for Post-Hip Fracture Mortality? (2015), Spirit of Excellence Award, Quality Week Physician Recognition, UC Davis Health (2015) and the Chief of Staff Award for UCDMC Excellence in Quality, UC Davis Medical Center (2014).

  • Clinical Professor
  • Chief of Staff
  • Director, Division of Perioperative Medicine