UC San Diego School of Medicine Named One of Nation’s Top Residency Programs

Recognized by physicians for training leadership in Doximity report — 

UC San Diego School of Medicine was today named one of the nation’s top residency training programs in 10 specialties by Doximity. The Doximity report included more than 50,000 peer nominations from board-certified US physicians, and evaluated 3,691 residency training programs across 20 specialties.

“One of the most important functions of our academic health system is residency training for the next generation of physicians. The outstanding training of our residents guarantees great future physicians for San Diego and beyond,” said David A. Brenner, MD, vice chancellor for Health Sciences and dean of the UC San Diego School of Medicine.

UC San Diego School of Medicine placed in the top 10 for residency training in the West in the following specialties: internal medicine, anesthesiology, dermatology, obstetrics & gynecology, orthopaedic surgery, otolaryngology, pediatrics, psychiatry, radiology (diagnostic) and surgery. More than 900 post-graduate trainees, including interns, residents and fellows, train at UC San Diego each year…. Read the full story from the UC San Diego Newsroom

Dr. Simerjot Jassal

Dr. Simerjot Jassal

Simerjot Jassal, MD, MAS, FACP, pictured at left, directs the Internal Medicine Residency Training Program and its Preliminary Medicine track.

Dr. Jassal is clinical professor in the Department of Medicine.

Dr. Mark Ginsberg

Dr. Mark Ginsberg

Mark Ginsberg, MD, professor of medicine, directs the program’s research track, the Physician-Scientist Training Program.

In other Department of Medicine-related training, UC San Diego School of Medicine placed in the top 10 for residency training in anesthesiology, dermatology and pediatrics.

Dr. Jassal co-directs a new Combined Medicine-Anesthesia program track of the Internal Medicine Residency Training Program with Daniel Lee, MD, PhD, associate clinical professor of anesthesiology and pediatrics.

Dr. Lori Wan

Dr. Lori Wan

A Combined Medicine-Pediatrics Training Program track of the internal medicine program is directed by Lori Wan, MD, clinical professor of medicine.

Also rated in the top 10 is UC San Diego’s Dermatology Residency Training Program, directed by dermatology division chief Richard L. Gallo, MD, PhD, and Casey Carlos, MD, PhD, pictured below.

Dr. Gallo is professor of medicine and pediatrics and Dr. Carlos is assistant clinical professor in the Division of Dermatology in the Department of Medicine.

Dr. Richard Gallo

Dr. Richard Gallo

Casey Carlos, MD, PhD

Dr. Casey Carlos




UC San Diego Health System Retains #1 Ranking

US News & World Report Cites Region’s Only Academic Health System Among Nation’s Best 

UC San Diego Health System remains among the nation’s best, according to the U.S. News & World Report’s 2014-15 issue of “America’s Best Hospitals,” released this week. The magazine’s widely cited findings again placed UC San Diego Health System first in the San Diego metropolitan area and fifth in California, with national rankings in 11 specialties, up from 10 last year. This is comparable to the country’s most prestigious health care institutions.  Read the full story from the UCSD Newsroom

Sulpizio Cardiovascular CenterUC San Diego Health System is nationally ranked in eleven medical specialties, including seven in the Department of Medicine:  Cancer, Cardiology, Endocrinology & Diabetes, Gastroenterology, Geriatrics, Nephrology, Pulmonology and Rheumatology.

UC San Diego Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center Listed among Nation’s Best Heart Hospitals

From the UC San Diego Health System Newsroom:

The Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center located at University of California, San Diego Health System has been named among “100 Hospitals with Great Heart Programs” by Becker’s Hospital Review, a business and legal news publication for hospital and health system leadership. … Read the full story from the UC San Diego Health System Newsroom

Forty Department of Medicine Physicians on National “Top Doctors” List for 2012-2013

Forty Department of Medicine physicians are among the 137 UC San Diego Health System doctors designated Top Doctors by U.S.News & World Report for 2012-2013.  |  See a photo gallery of the Department of Medicine honorees

U.S. News teamed with Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., publisher of America’s Top Doctors and other consumer health guides, to create its Top Doctors™ list.

Of the 40 honorees from the Department of Medicine this year, 20 are among Castle Connolly’s top 1% in the nation. All physicians listed as Top Doctors are considered to be in the top 10%.

In the following list, an asterisk indicates the physician is in Castle Connolly’s Top 1%.

U.S. News and Castle Connolly use a combination of peer nomination and physician-directed analysis to create their Top Doctors™ database.

Washington Monthly Again Names UC San Diego No. 1 College in Nation for Positive Impact

The rankings’ methodology is newly modified this year to include college affordability

For the third consecutive year, the University of California, San Diego has been recognized by the Washington Monthly as the nation’s top college in rankings that measure “what colleges are doing for the country.” The rankings, listed in the September 2012 issue, are based on research, social mobility and commitment to service… Read the full story from the UCSD Newsroom.

UC San Diego Ranks 6th Among U.S. Universities for Research & Development Dollars

The University of California, San Diego again ranked 6th among top U.S. universities in total research and development expenditures for fiscal year 2010, with $580,279 million in federal R&D money and $943,219 million in total R&D expenditures. The numbers were announced by the National Science Foundation (NSF)…. Read the full story from the UCSD Newsroom

Researcher in laboratory at UC San Diego.
In fiscal year 2010-2011, the research funding in the Department of Medicine totaled $113.6 million from nearly 380 individual contracts and grants.

More about research in the Department of Medicine:

UC San Diego One of Top 20 Best Research Universities in the World

The University of California, San Diego is ranked the 19th best research university by a new global ranking aiming to provide highly accurate measurements of the scientific impact of universities and their contributions to scientific collaboration…. Read the full story from the UCSD Newsroom

UC San Diego Health System Receives Leapfrog Group’s Top Hospitals Award for its Commitment to High Quality Care

The Leapfrog Group’s annual class of top hospitals – 65 from a field of nearly 1200 – was announced December 6th in Washington, D.C. and included UC San Diego Health System in San Diego, California for the first time…. Read the full story from the UCSD Newsroom

UC San Diego Health System - Medical Center in Hillcrest
More information about quality and safety at UC San Diego Health System is found here.

High Rankings for Internal Medicine Subspecialties in “Best Hospitals 2011-2012”

UC San Diego Medical CenterFour internal medicine specialties received top-50 rankings for UC San Diego Health System in the new “Best Hospitals 2011-2012” from U.S.News & World Report:

* Pulmonology (#16)
* Diabetes and Endocrinology (#25)
* Nephrology (#34)
* Cancer (#47)

Four other internal medicine specialties were high performers, scoring in the top 25 percent of those surveyed: cardiology and heart surgery, gastroenterology, geriatrics and rheumatology.

“Year by year, the Department of Medicine increases in clinical strength and breadth, and I am happy to see this strong representation in the rankings,” said Dr. Wolfgang Dillmann, Professor and Interim Chair of the department.

Dr. Wolfgang Dillmann “It is a testament to the hard work and dedication of all our clinicians, from the clinical service chiefs to the house staff, and the administrative structure that supports them.”

U.S. News evaluated the specialties on a number of points, including the availability of advanced patient care technologies and important patient services. All eight of the ranked and high-performing internal medicine specialties had high or perfect scores in those domains.

“This is one of the strengths of an academic medical center,” said Dillmann. “We offer our patients the latest developments, not only in new tools for diagnosis and therapy but also in approaches to care.”

U.S. News included 16 specialties in the rankings. Not included was HIV/AIDS care, which is ranked in a separate survey. In this year’s rankings, released in March, the HIV/AIDS program (Division of Infectious Diseases and Owen Clinic) is eighth in the nation.

U.S. News determines the “Best Hospitals 2011-2012” rankings from objective and subjective factors that vary by specialty. The factors include reputation among specialists, patient survival and safety, and care-related indicators such as nurse staffing and availability of advanced technologies.

More about the methodology >>

UC San Diego Health System also ranked in orthopedics and psychiatry and was high performing in otolaryngology, gynecology, neurology/ neurosurgery, and urology.

Read the UCSD press release >>

With a total of six top-50 specialties and eight high-performing specialties, UC San Diego Health System placed in the top 3 percent of over 4800 hospitals evaluated.

Two medical centers in the University of California system made the U.S. News “Honor Roll,” which lists the hospitals with high scores in at least 6 specialties. Among the 17 hospitals that qualified, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles is #5 and UC San Francisco Medical Center is #7.

Ranked #1: UC San Diego Health System Ranks First in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals for Metro Areas

UC San Diego Health System has been ranked first in San Diego in U.S. News & World Report’s first-ever Best Hospitals metro area rankings, available online at www.usnews.com/hospitals. This prestigious ranking recognizes UC San Diego Health System as a leader in delivering groundbreaking health care to southern California…. Read the full story from the UCSD Newsroom

UCSD SignUC San Diego Health System is nationally ranked in five medical specialties, including three in the Department of Medicine: Pulmonology, Diabetes and Endocrinology and Geriatrics.