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UC San Diego Health Physicians Top the List in San Diego County

More than 100 UC San Diego Health physicians in 48 specialties named “Top Docs” in region

UC San Diego Health physicians named “Top Docs” in the 2021 San Diego Magazine “Physicians of Exceptional Excellence” survey. Congratulations to all who were recognized for providing exceptional care to our San Diego community.

More than 100 UC San Diego Health physicians have been named “Top Docs” in the 2021 San Diego Magazine “Physicians of Exceptional Excellence” survey, an annual opportunity for doctors across the region to vote for much-admired colleagues.

“UC San Diego Health physicians have always provided the most professional, compassionate, high-quality care,” said Patty Maysent, CEO, UC San Diego Health. “But to watch how our teams have gone above and beyond for their patients during the COVID-19 pandemic has been truly remarkable, and for them to be recognized by their peers is a reminder to the entire San Diego community that we offer the most advanced and comprehensive medical care in the region.”

Ranging from emergency medicine, pulmonary critical care, medical oncology and surgical oncology, to cardiovascular disease, urology and family medicine, the selected physicians represent 48 specialties at UC San Diego Health.

“Our physicians perform extraordinary clinical work in both primary and specialty care. This recognition is from our peers in the San Diego County medical community who honor our physicians and their teams as the very best for their patients and their families. Our research teams are integrated with our physicians, providing the most leading-edge, advanced care,” said Christopher Kane, MD, CEO, UC San Diego Health Physician Group.

Recently, U.S. News & World Report named UC San Diego Health the #1 hospital in San Diego and #5 in California with 10 specialties ranked among the nation’s best in the 2020-2021 survey. The annual rankings are designed to assist patients and their doctors in making informed decisions about where to receive care for a variety of health conditions, common elective procedures and complex surgeries.

From clinical trials that tested therapeutics to administering more than 536,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to our community, UC San Diego Health experts across specialties have also led the way regionally and nationally during the global pandemic in treatment and research, as well as educating the public using evidence-based data.

“As the region’s only academic medical center, UC San Diego Health provides the highest and broadest quality of care, from the research lab to a patient’s bedside. The pandemic has been an all-hands-on deck effort,” said Maysent.

“Teams across the organization have been working together around-the-clock to address COVID-19 while continuing to care for every patient in our hospitals and clinics.”

UC San Diego Health has primary and specialty care centers in Hillcrest and La Jolla, as well as clinics throughout San Diego County, offering services such as pediatrics, urgent care and express care.

"We continue to grow throughout San Diego County, so patients have more locations and options for their health care needs,” said Kane. “The ‘Top Docs’ list is another example of the exceptional medical teams in our health system that are committed to caring for all our patients.”

The full list of “Top Docs” can be found in the October issue of San Diego Magazine.

San Diego Magazine, in conjunction with the San Diego County Medical Society, works collaboratively to distribute and manage the annual survey. Voting is open to all physicians in San Diego County and participating physicians vote for one colleague within their own specialty, as well as one from outside.

To learn more about our "Top Docs” and how to make an appointment at UC San Diego Health, please visit health.ucsd.edu/ucsd_md/pages/top-doctors.

About UC San Diego Health

UC San Diego Health is the only academic health system in the region and is comprised of UC San Diego Medical Center in Hillcrest and Jacobs Medical Center, Sulpizio Cardiovascular Institute, Moores Cancer Center, Shiley Eye Institute and the Altman Clinical and Translational Research Institute, all in La Jolla, as well as primary care and same-day services at clinics throughout Southern California. UC San Diego Health Medical Center is home to the area’s only Regional Burn Center and one of only two Level I trauma centers in the county.


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