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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.
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
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
University of California, Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, CA:
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Dr. Tharratt has received speaking honoraria from Adventis.
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