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2021 Top Doctors in San Diego

One Place, Many Extraordinary Doctors

More than 100 UC San Diego Health physicians in 48 specialties were named “Top Docs” in the annual San Diego Magazine “Physicians of Exceptional Excellence” survey.

These outstanding physicians were recognized among San Diego County's best doctors by their peers. Congratulations to our 2021 Top Docs!

Adult Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology

Timothy M. Maus, MD

Cardiothoracic Radiology

Elizabeth K. Weihe, MD

Cardiothoracic Surgery

Eugene Golts, MD
Michael M. Madani, MD, FACS
Victor Pretorius, MBChB

Cardiovascular Disease

Pam R. Taub, MD, FACC

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Gregory Kent Feld, MD

Colon and Rectal Surgery

Nicole Lopez, MD
Sonia Ramamoorthy, MD

Complex General Surgical Oncology

Jula Veerapong, MD

Critical Care Medicine

Jess Mandel, MD
Gabriel Wardi, MD, MPH, FACEP

Diagnostic Radiology

Haydee Ojeda-Fournier, MD

Emergency Medicine

Theodore Chan, MD, FACEP, FAAEM
Christopher Coyne, MD, MPH
Allyson Kreshak, MD, FACEP, FACMT
Aaron Schneir, MD
Vaishal Tolia, MD, MPH, FACEP

Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

Heather L. Hofflich, DO
Kristen Kulasa, MD

Family Medicine

Ian Diaz, MD
Caitlin MacMillen, DO
Cassandra Morn, MD
Divya K. Reddy, MD

Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery

Yahir A. Santiago-Lastra, MD


Syed M. Fehmi, MD
Thomas John Savides, MD

Geriatric Medicine

Parag Agnihotri, MD
Tessa Antalan, MD
Roopali Gupta, MD
Alison Moore, MD, MPH, FACP
Ramin Motarjemi, MD
Ian C. Neel, MD
Khai H. Nguyen, MD, MHS
Anjoulie Pujji, DO
Lindsey Yourman, MD

Geriatric Psychiatry

Steve Koh, MD, MPH, MBA

Hematology Oncology

Caitlin Costello, MD
Aaron Goodman, MD
Sandip P. Patel, MD
Rebecca A. Shatsky, MD


Deepak Asudani, MBBS
Kenton O. Smitherman, MD

Infectious Disease

Shira Abeles, MD
Edward R. Cachay, MD
Michele L. Ritter, MD
Francesca Torriani, MD

Internal Medicine

Ramona Master, MD
Marlene Millen, MD
Amy Sitapati, MD

Internal Medicine Pediatrics

Lawrence Ma, MD

Interventional Cardiology

Mitul Patel, MD

Medical Oncology

Lyudmila A. Bazhenova, MD
Richard Schwab, MD

Medical Toxicology

Daniel R Lasoff, MD


UC San Diego Health does not partake in the classification of Top Doc specialties. The list above includes specialty designations as provided by the San Diego County Medical Society.