Internal Medicine


Dominic Dizon, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine, UCSF
Director of Ambulatory Care

Division Director of General Medicine, UCSF Fresno

  Medical School: University of California, Davis
  Residency: Kaiser Permanente Medical Center
Oakland California
  Board Certified: Internal Medicine
  Awards and Recognition: ACCP Governor’s Award for Outstanding Volunteer Community Service Project. October 2003. Community Advocacy Through Administration of Directly Observed Therapy and Education to Patients in Fresno County who Have Documented Active TB’.

Outstanding UCSF Faculty Award (Teacher of the Year) in Internal Medicine. UCSF FresnoJuly 2004 to July 2005.

Graduate Fellow of the California Health Care Foundation Health Care Leadership  Fellowship.
Given by UCSF Center for Health Professions. October 2005 through September 2007.

Recognition for Top Ten Ranking for Physicians in the Central Valley.
Santé Community Physicians IPA. June 30, 2006

Beta Gamma Sigma Lifetime Member.
Given at graduation from business school for finishing at top of the class with 4.0 GPA.

American College of Physicians Award for Volunteerism and Community Service.
Given at the ACP Northern California meeting in Monterey, CA for starting Community Service Program for
residents of the UCSF Fresno Medical Education Program. January 2008.

Business Street’s 40 Under 40 Distinguished List in 2008 for The Best and Brightest in Central
California. Inducted into Class of 2008.

Healthcare Hero. Medwatch TV Program. Aired March 2009.  

Oral Presentations:


  1. Dizon D. Effects of Inhaled Anesthetics on Permeability of Cell Membranes. Minority Undergraduate Research and Letters and Sciences. May 1989, UC Davis


Poster Presentations:


  1. Dizon D., Deamer D., Use of Vibrating Probe in Membrane Potentials. Honors Research Symposium. April 1990. UC Davis




  1. Dizon, DT. A Comparative Study of Tuberculosis coming from Vietnam, the Philippines and Cambodia (abstract). Proceedings of the 24th Annual Central California Research Symposium, April 17, 2003

  2. Dizon, DT. Tuberculosis Control in the United States Necessitates Collaboration in Eradication Measures with Countries in the Pacific Rim (Abstract). Journal of Investigative Medicine. Volume 52(01-S1) January 2004, p S079

  3. Dizon, DT, Garza A, E., Xiong, J. and Chaw Chaw, Cultural Competency and Directly Observed Therapy for Active Tuberculosis: Ethnic and Linguistic Matching of Outreach Workers with Patients to Enhance Patients' Compliance and TB completion Rate in Fresno County (Abstract). Proceedings of the American Thoracic Society. Volume 2, Abstracts Issue, May 2005, p. A447

  4. Boehringer, P., Peterson, M., Dizon, D., Rylander, J. Improving the Quality of the Order-Writing Process for Inpatient Orders in a Teaching Hospital” Quality Management in Health Care. July/September 2007, Volume 16, Issue 3.

  5. Dizon, D, Paul, S., Lugue, M., and Joclyn Fong. The Utility of the Quantiferon-TB Gold Assay in  Detecting Tuberculosis Infections among HIV patients and its Implications for Public Health in Fresno County(Abstract). Proceedings of the American Thoracic Society.Volume 6. Abstracts Issue. May 2009, p. A119.
  Current Research:
  1. The Role of Cultural Competency in the Implementation of Directly Observed Therapy for Patients with Active Tuberculosis in the San Joaquin Valley (Principal Investigator)– Awarded Internal Medicine Seed/Pilot Grant March 2004. Study # H44174-24339-01

  2. Molecular Typing of Myobacterium Tuiberculosis Strains from Southeast-Asian Patients in Fresno County using IS6110 RFLP and Spoligotyping (Principal Investigator) –
    Study # H44174-24178-01

  3. The Utility of the Quantiferon-TB Gold Assay in Detecting Tuberculosis Infections among HIV patients and its Implications for Public Health in Fresno County (Principal Investigator) Study # H44174-27551-01A


  Biography: Dr. Dizon was born in Vietnam and raised in the Philippines. Immigrating into the U.S. after high school, he received his undergraduate and medical school degrees from the University of California at Davis. He then finished his residency in internal medicine at the Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Oakland. He then joined his wife in Texas as she was activated in the US Army Aeromedical Unit and started his teaching career with the Texas A&M College of Medicine. Returning to California in 2002, he joined the UCSF Fresno Medical Education Program as clinic director in internal medicine. Six months later, he was promoted to medical director of ambulatory care for the entire hospital. Currently, he oversees 14 primary and specialty care clinics at the University Medical Center and throughout Fresno county, with a total of 180,000 outpatient visits a year. He is also a member of the Cultural Competence Committee in the corporation that owns the teaching hospital as well as a part of the Quality Improvement Committee of the IPA that serves the 4 affiliated hospitals in the network. He is also proud to be among the core faculty at UCSF Fresno and carries the appointment of health sciences assistant clinical professor of medicine. He values his role in educating the future doctors who will primarily stay and practice here in the Central Valley and was awarded Outstanding Faculty of the year in the department of internal medicine. He currently has 3 original UCSF research projects going on locally, which deal with tuberculosis and cultural competence, his special areas of interest. Dr Dizon firmly believes that Fresno is poised to becoming a center of excellence for health care in the Central Valley and that this would raise the level of health care throughout the region for everyone. Dominic is also halfway in his executive MBA program at the Craig School of Business. He and his wife live in Clovis with their 4 children (ages 2 to 7). They are expecting their 5th child in February.