From routine doctor visits to the most advanced procedures, UC San Diego Health is here for you. Our specialty care for complex conditions — including cancer, heart disease, neurosurgery, pulmonology and others — is rated among the nation’s best.
Armed with groundbreaking clinical research from our faculty at our schools of medicine and pharmacy, our health care providers are saving lives and shaping the future of medicine — from primary care to cancer, childbirth and numerous other disciplines. Our more than 1,500 faculty physicians are part of one of the world’s best research-intensive universities, with 50 current and emeriti members of the prestigious National Academy of Medicine. As a patient, you’ll enjoy direct access to the top minds in modern medicine and breakthrough discoveries, made at UC San Diego.
Innovation is in our DNA. UC San Diego Health was the first in the world to perform a pulmonary thromboendarterectomy (PTE) to remove blood clots in the lungs, and the first to perform a domino liver transplant using a liver with methylmalonic acidemia. We also performed the nation’s first removal of the appendix through the mouth and the nation’s first sleeve gastrectomy. Our innovations in new medicines include the first drug therapy for interstitial cystitis and new immunotherapies for cancer.
Our physician-scientists are at the fore of developing better diagnostics to improve patient outcomes with more accurate and earlier diagnoses, too. We were for example, the first, to recognize the neurobiological early warning signs of autism, the first to identify the genetic basis of familial cold auto inflammatory syndrome, and the first to develop a validated glaucoma risk calculator.
Our dedication to developing new medicines and therapies — for both common and rare conditions — bodes well for our patients because, with hundreds of ongoing clinical trials and approximately 7,000 patients in active treatment with investigational therapies, you’ll have immediate access to potentially life-saving medical advancements, too.
UC San Diego Health’s medical centers include UC San Diego Medical Center in Hillcrest, and Jacobs Medical Center, Moores Cancer Center, Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center and Shiley Eye Institute in La Jolla, as well as other primary and specialty practices of UC San Diego Medical Group located throughout Southern California.
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Nowhere else in America can you find such top-notch, cutting edge medical technologies and resources coupled with the finest clinicians in the country. San Diego is where the latest, most cutting edge genomic medicine, oncology diagnostic and therapeutic advances along with almost every other medical treatment has been pioneered. An explosive, nationally recognized biotechnology industry and research and residency collaborations with the University of California and other universities across the nation has catapulted the area to national prominence.