Jonathan Pierce, M.D.

Jonathan L. Pierce, M.D.


  • Associate Clinical Professor
  • Associate Residency Program Director
  • Surgical Director, Center for Virtual Care


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UC Davis Medical Center

2315 Stockton Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95817
Driving Directions

Primary Phone:
800-2-UCDAVIS (800-282-3284)

Additional Phone Numbers

Phone: 916-734-2680
Physician Referrals: 800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)

Clinical Interests

Dr. Pierce's clinical interests focus on advanced laparoscopy, including bariatric, colon, foregut, solid organ and hernias. His research interests include surgical education and techniques, and implementation into training programs.


General Surgery
Minimally Invasive Surgery
Division of Trauma, Acute Care Surgery and Surgical Critical Care


M.D., UC Davis School of Medicine, Sacramento, California, 1999

B.S., UC Davis, Davis, California, 1995

Internship: UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, California, 2000


UC Davis Medical Center , Sacramento, California, 2005


UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, California, 2006

Board Certifications

American Board of Surgery, 2006

Professional Memberships

American College of Surgeons, Candidate Member

Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons

Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons

Honors and Awards

Society of Laparoscopic Surgeons (SLS) Outstanding Laparoendoscopic Resident Surgeon Award, 2004

Paul R. Lipscomb M.D. Award for Excellence in Orthopaedics, 1999

Select Recent Publications

Asok Doraiswamy; Rasmussen, J.J.; Pierce, J.L.; Fuller, W.; Ali, M.R. The Utility of Routine Postoperative Upper GI Series Following Gastric Bypass. SAGES. 2007.

Troppmann, C.; Johnston, W.K.; Pierce, J.L.; McVicar, J.P.; Perez, R.V. Impact of laparoscopic nephrectomy on donor preoperative decision making and postoperative quality of life and psychosocial outcomes. Pediatr Nephrol, 21(7): 1052-1054, 2006.

Fitzgerald JT, Demos SG, Michalopoulou A, Pierce JL, Troppmann C. Assessment of renal ischemia by optical spectroscopy. Journal of Surgical Research, 122(1):21-28, 2004.

Kyles A, Gregory C, Griffey S, Bernsteen L, Pierce J, Lilja H, Morris R. Immunosuppression with a combination of the leflunomide analog, fk778, and microemulsified cyclosporine for renal transplantation in mongrel dogs. Transplantation, 75(8):1128-1133, 2003.

Troppmann C, Pierce J, Gandhi M, Gallay B, McVicar J, Perez RV. Higher surgical wound complication rates with sirolimus immunosuppression after kidney transplantation: A matched-pair pilot study. Transplantation, 76(2):426-429, 2003.

Troppmann C, Pierce J, Wiesmann K, Butani L, Makker S, McVicar JP, Wolfe BM, Perez RV. Early and late recipient graft function and donor outcome after laparoscopic vs open adult live-donor nephrectomy for pediatric renal transplantation. Archives of Surgery, 137(8):908-916, 2002.

Zohman G, Pierce J, Chapman M, Greenspan A, Gandour-Edwards R. Calcific myonecrosis mimicking an invasive soft-tissue neoplasm. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, 80-A(8):1193-1197, 1998.