Amir Amiri, MD

Assistant Professor of Surgery
Clerkship Director – Surgery

Amir Amiri, MD


  • Trauma/critical care fellowship: University of California Davis Medical Center
  • Internship and General Surgery Residency: University of California Davis Medical Center
  • Doctor of Medicine: Drexel University College of Medicine
  • B.S. Biology: University California Irvine


Dr. Amiri has been a Trauma and Acute Care Surgeon in Sacramento for over ten years. He completed his undergraduate work at UC Irvine and his Medical Doctorate at Drexel University College of Medicine. His post-doctoral training is in General Surgery and a fellowship in Trauma Critical Care, both completed at UC Davis Medical Center, and he is currently Board Certified in General Surgery and Surgical Critical Care. His clinical interests are in the systemic delivery of trauma care, trauma prevention, and hemorrhagic shock. He is the Chief of trauma at Adventist Health Rideout and Division Chief of Surgery at Mercy San Juan Medical Center. He serves on multiple committees on trauma delivery, patient safety, and quality improvement. Before becoming the surgical clerkship director, he was a clinical preceptor in surgery. Through teaching, he developed a passion for a learner-centered approach and adult learning theory, which incorporates relevant instructions with problem centered teaching and the importance of a safe environment that encourages fluid processing and verbalization of thought. He brings this philosophy to the surgical curriculum and experience for medical students rotating on their surgical rotations.

Research Interests

Dr. Amiri’s interests center on process improvement and patient safety, emphasizing patient-centered approaches in health care delivery and preventing medical errors. Specifically interested in Trauma delivery systems and prevention, acute care surgery, critical care, and telehealth.