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Angela Scioscia, MD

Chief Medical Officer, UC San Diego Health System

Angela SciosciaAngela Scioscia, MD, joined the UC San Diego faculty in 1989, and has been chief medical officer (CMO) of UC San Diego Health System since 2004. As CMO, she works to ensure that the highest safety and quality standards are being met, and that the entire staff works together to provide patient-centered care through a multidisciplinary and integrated approach.

Dr. Scioscia, a professor in reproductive medicine, is board-certified in obstetrics and gynecology, maternal-fetal medicine and medical genetics. She is actively involved in the training of medical students and residents. Prior to assuming the role of chief medical officer, she was the director of the UC San Diego Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment Center for 15 years.

Dr. Scioscia completed her internship, residency and two fellowships at Yale University School of Medicine. She earned her medical degree at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia and her Bachelor’s of Arts at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville.

Dr. Scioscia participates in several professional societies, including the Society of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, the American Society of Human Genetics, and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including the San Diego Business Journal’s “Women Who Mean Business” Award in 2009. She was nominated for Athena San Diego’s Individual in Education Pinnacle Award in 2006. Athena San Diego is the premier organization for executive women in science, technology, health care and business.

Dr. Scioscia is married to Steven Plaxe, MD, director of UC San Diego Health System’s Division of Gynecologic Oncology. In her leisure time, she enjoys relaxing with her husband and two daughters.