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More than 120 UC San Diego Health physicians in 47 specialties named “Top Docs” in region

UC San Diego Health physicians named “Top Docs” in the region. Congratulations to all who were recognized for providing exceptional care to our San Diego community.


  • Michelle Brubaker

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More than 120 UC San Diego Health physicians have been named “Top Docs” in the 2019 San Diego Magazine “Physicians of Exceptional Excellence” survey, an annual opportunity for doctors across the region to vote for much-admired colleagues.

“I am honored to work with UC San Diego Health physicians who consistently impress me with their exceptional skill, professionalism and the way they go above and beyond for their patients day in and day out,” said Patty Maysent, CEO, UC San Diego Health. “Their hard work and dedication has yet again been recognized by their peers. The ‘Top Docs’ list serves as an excellent reminder to the entire San Diego community that we offer extraordinary medical care in the region.”

Ranging from emergency medicine to surgery, from dermatology to urology, the selected physicians represent more than 47 specialties under the UC San Diego Health umbrella.

“Every single day, the physicians at UC San Diego Health perform superb clinical work in both primary and specialty care. Our strong showing on this year’s list affirms that our colleagues recognize our accomplishments in health care, which makes us all incredibly proud,” said Christopher J. Kane, MD, CEO, UC San Diego Health Physician Group.  

UC San Diego Health patients now have even more access to our “Top Docs” and primary and specialty care with medical centers in Hillcrest, La Jolla and new clinics in Rancho Bernardo and Encinitas, offering primary care, pediatrics and express care options. UC San Diego Health is scheduled to open additional express and primary care sites over the next four years. “Our goal is to bring our multi-disciplinary care and distinguished talent to multiple neighborhood locations across San Diego,” said Kane.

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 with them, please visit

About UC San Diego Health

UC San Diego Health, the region’s only academic health system, is dedicated to delivering outstanding patient care through commitment to community, groundbreaking research and inspired teaching. For 2019-20, U.S. News and World Report ranked UC San Diego Health among the nation’s best in four adult medical and surgical specialties, including pulmonology, geriatrics, neurology and cardiology. The 808-bed academic health system includes UC San Diego Medical Center in Hillcrest and Jacobs Medical Center, Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center, Moores Cancer Center, Shiley Eye Institute, Koman Family Outpatient Pavilion and Altman Clinical and Translational Research Institute, all in La Jolla, as well as primary care and same-day services at clinics throughout Southern California. For more information, visit

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