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Faces of Healthcare 2023


Health is our most precious commodity and, in a city praised for its active lifestyle, San Diego knows its worth better than most. We’re privileged to be residents of a city at the forefront of medical technology and sciences, with a breadth of local providers bursting with pride to ensure those superior services are available for all San Diegans in need of care. From family doctors to niche specialists, the following pages will show off the best in San Diego medical and dental care, no matter what service you require. Invest in your health with this guide of consummate professionals.

Margo Aura Emami, MD


What They Are Known For

Physician-administered & customized, non-surgical face & body rejuvenation, with minimal down-time


9850 Genesee Avenue, Suite 840, La Jolla, California 92037

858-461-8543 |

Compassionate and intuitive by nature, Dr. Margo Aura Emami embodies the art and science of natural beauty. “True beauty begins at the cellular level and is intimately tied to our physical and mental health,” she explains. This Harvard-trained physician with 30 years of experience and fellowships in aesthetic, regenerative, and anti-aging medicine, founded AURAE MD as a comprehensive center for preventive and restorative therapies.

Known for her warm bedside manner, Dr. Emami performs each procedure herself, including nonsurgical face and neck lifts, radio frequency micro needling, IPL, lasers, fillers, and Botox (she is one of the first to offer Daxxify, the new wrinkle relaxer that lasts for six months).

“Patients desire minimally invasive, comfortable treatments with little to no downtime and natural results. It’s important to not only use the most highly proven and effective technologies, but to know how to choose the right treatment in the right combination for each patient.” 

AURAE MD also offers effective body contouring that decreases fat, tightens skin, and tones muscle all without surgery.  Additional services include everything from state-of-the-art skincare, Hydrafacials, and acne management to nutritional support.

Dr. Emami is a frequent expert contributor on the San Diego Localist, and her extensive knowledge and advanced techniques attract not only world-class athletes and celebrities, but anyone looking to feel vibrant, healthy, and youthful. What sets her serene La Jolla clinic apart is the time and care that she devotes to understanding each patient to ensure truly transformative results and a sense of overall well-being and confidence.

Orthopedic Specialists of North County


Erik Stark, MD; Andrew Hartman, MD; Grant Seiden, MD

What They Are Known For

Providing cutting-edge and non-surgical care, arthroscopic rotator cuff repair, minimally invasive procedures, and implementing advanced biologic treatments


6121 Paseo Del Norte, Carlsbad, California 92011 

760-724-9000 | |

At Orthopedic Specialists of North County, a trio of distinguished surgeons—Dr. Erik Stark, Dr. Andrew Hartman, and Dr. Grant Seiden—unite their expertise to deliver exceptional orthopedic care to northern San Diego.

Dr. Stark, a leader in sports medicine and a Boston University alumnus, concentrates on advanced knee and shoulder procedures. Complementing this, Dr. Hartman, a graduate of The Medical University of South Carolina, boasts proficiency in shoulder reconstruction and surgery encompassing the elbow, hand, and wrist. Their synergy is evident in their collaboration on intricate shoulder surgeries, often integrating cutting-edge biologic enhancements for optimal recovery. Notably, their athletic backgrounds and roles as educators at the esteemed San Diego Shoulder Institute underscore their commitment to advancing global surgical knowledge.

Dr. Seiden employs the latest techniques in elbow, forearm, wrist, and hand surgery. His comprehensive training spans orthopedic surgery at Tufts Medical Center in Boston, augmented by a specialized year at the Philadelphia Hand Center, including microsurgery. His scholarly contributions to tendon, nerve, and muscle surgery are showcased in publications such as the Journal of Hand Surgery.

Collectively, these three practitioners share an ardent dedication to incorporating cutting-edge techniques and state-of-the-art technology, ensuring that their patients benefit from the pinnacle of innovative medical solutions. With empathy and proficiency, they guide individuals back to their cherished activities and active lifestyles.

Orthopedic Specialists of North County


Neville Alleyne, MD and Payam Moazzaz, MD

What They Are Known For

The first spinal surgeons in San Diego County to adopt robotics into their surgical practices and have extensive experience performing robotic spinal surgery


6121 Paseo Del Norte, Carlsbad, California 92011 

3905 Waring Road, Oceanside, CA 92056

760-724-9000 | |

At Orthopedic Specialists of North County, you have access to dedicated and skilled spine specialists who share one common goal: ensuring every patient can live their best life, free of physical pain and limitations. 

Dr. Neville Alleyne is an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in adult spinal surgeries and is currently a consultant for several spine companies. In addition to his lectures and publications, Dr Alleyne is also responsible for a number of patents. These include a spinal cord protective device, a cardiac protective device, a tummy tutor and a radiofrequency coblation used in spinal surgery. In addition, he was selected to the board of the National Spine Health Foundation.

Dr. Payam Moazzaz is a spine surgeon who applies a decade’s worth of accumulated experience as an orthopedic physician and surgeon to the diagnosis and treatment of a vast variety of complex spine disorders.  Dr. Moazzaz treats his patients as he would want his own family members treated.  Through minimally invasive procedures and robotic surgeries, his patients garner a welcome release from debilitating pain. 

Orthopedic Specialists of North County is committed to helping people lead active, healthy lives. With surgical expertise and state-of-the-art technology, they never lose sight of the fact that one of the most powerful healing forces in medicine is personalized patient care.

Navneet Boddu, MD

Advanced Pain and Regenerative Specialists

What They Are Known For

Using leading-edge technology like PRP, autologous stem cells, and other biologics to harness the power of the body’s own cells to repair and heal joints, tendons, ligaments, and spine disorders


2125 S El Camino Real, Suite 200, Oceanside, California 92054

760-429-7172 |

Dr. Boddu is an experienced, regenerative medicine Specialist and board-certified pain medicine specialist who combines medication management, physical therapy, interventional pain blocks, and regenerative medicine to provide personalized treatment to patients. Dr. Boddu has been practicing interventional pain management for more than 25 years. He practices anesthesiology with an emphasis on cardiac anesthesia at Scripps Memorial Hospital, Encinitas. He was chairman of the anesthesiology department at Tri-City Medical Center, Oceanside and South Coast Medical Center, Laguna Beach.

Dr. Boddu is one of the few physicians who has conducted FDA-authorized stem cell treatment for patients with severe Covid.

He has published articles in medical journals about stem cell therapies. Dr. Boddu is the author of multiple chapters in the upcoming textbook, Manchikanti’s Essentials of Regenerative Medicine in Interventional Pain Management. Dr. Boddu is also a contributing author of several chapters about nerve blocks and pain injections in the Atlas of Interventional Orthopedics Procedures.

He was recognized as a Top Doctor in 2023, 2022, 2021, and 2017.

Seated: (left to right) 
Marilyn Giroux; Audrey Morales; Maria Gonzalez; Tawnya Wallinder, Cecilia Camacho; Dr. Divya Krishnamoorthy; Dr. Catharine Marshall; Dr. Preeti Mehta; Karley Holguin; Ara Mae Papa; Cayleen Smith; Ning Savatdy; Jackie Medrano
Middle row: (left to right) 
Emily Magbanua; Dr. Caleb Roberts; Dr. Mohammed Ahmed; Nayeli Pacheco; Dr. Jorge Zapatel; Dr. Nirav Shah; Dr. Randall Mohler; Dr. Harish Hosalkar; Dr. Ritvik Mehta; Dr. Jared Brummel; Dr. Anisa Yalom; Chonnatcha Carrington; Dr. Kevin Yoo; Atty. Seth Bobroff; Joseph Morales
Top row: (left to right)
Morgan Cohen; Dr. Jenica Lanier; Dr. Rakhesh Guttikonda; Dr. Rana Ram; Dr. Monali Patel; Dr. Rana Ahadi

Alliance Medical Group

What They Are Known For

Highly skilled medical providers that offer a wide range of specialties under one roof, giving patients access to necessary expertise for their specific injuries


2323 E. Eighth Street, Suite 103 , National City, California 91950 

2023 W. Vista Way, Suite C , Vista, California 92083 

43517 Ridge Park Drive , Temecula, California 92590 


Alliance Medical Group (AMG), the premier multispecialty medical group, is dedicated to providing comprehensive care to patients with injuries. Led by the visionary Dr. Harish Hosalkar, a nationally and internationally renowned orthopedic surgeon who has been consistently nominated as one of the “Top Doctors” in San Diego in the last decade, AMG has established itself as a leader in clinical excellence and coordinated treatment. 

Highly skilled and experienced medical providers at AMG offer a range of specialized expertise, ensuring that every patient receives the highest standard of care. With a diverse team of respected specialists, it provides a comprehensive approach to injury management, from initial assessment to diagnostics, therapeutic treatments, and ongoing management. 

What sets Alliance Medical Group apart is its commitment to personalized and timely care. It prioritizes the needs patients and their families, providing convenient access to comprehensive treatment within the group. Unlike systems burdened by restrictions and delays, AMG offers a streamlined and efficient process, eliminating unnecessary obstacles to care. 

Recognized regionally and nationally for its expertise in treating injury patients, including brain injuries and joint preservation surgeries, AMG is dedicated to delivering exceptional results. With an unwavering focus on coordinated care and a commitment to excellence, Alliance Medical Group stands as a trusted partner on the journey to recovery.

Changes Plastic Surgery & Spa

Gilbert Lee, MD, FACS; Michael T. Rossi, MD; Paul Clark, MD ; Jourdain Artz, MD

What They Are Known For

World-class plastic surgery, cutting edge technology, and non-invasive services such as scarless skin tightening


11515 El Camino Real, Suite 150, San Diego, California 92130


As a top plastic surgery practice in the country, Changes Plastic Surgery & Spa delivers world-class aesthetic surgical, laser, and injectable results with a personalized touch and recognizable artistic flare. Dr. Gilbert Lee and Dr. Michael Rossi are renowned in the field of plastic surgery and continually refine their techniques and the technology utilized to deliver “artistry with precision” for patients of all ages and aesthetic goals. This year is a particularly exciting time for the practice with the addition of two highly touted plastic surgeons, Dr. Jourdain Artz and Dr. Paul Clark, who are aligned with the Changes mantra of delivering world-class, natural results with compassionate care. 

Despite consistent recognition as “the best,” Changes has not slowed in the pursuit of remaining industry leaders in innovation, quality, and patient safety. Changes is widely regarded as a top center in the country for the natural-appearing and long-lasting deep plane facelift, and  culpted waistline and breast rejuvenating “mommy makeover” procedure, as  well as an authority on complex revision breast augmentation and breast lift procedures. Changes recognizes when you look good, you feel good, and their dedication to patients is unmatched.

CORE Orthopaedic Medical Center

Ryan C. Meineke, MD; Gregory J. Loren, MD; Nathan C. Hammel, MD; Justin H. Chan, MD; Luke F. Bremner, MD; Christopher A. Hajnik, MD

What They Are Known For

Combining advanced surgical techniques with cutting-edge clinical research to provide a patient-centered approach to recovery


332 Santa Fe Drive, Suite 110, Encinitas, California 92024


CORE Orthopaedic Medical Center has provided the highest quality of compassionate orthopaedic services, physical therapy, and occupational therapy to the North County San Diego community for over 30 years. CORE was designed to offer patients one location for evaluation and treatment of every orthopaedic need. You can count on a team of experts to evaluate your condition and develop a comprehensive plan for your recovery. This unique center combines the expertise of board certified, fellowship trained surgeons to ensure patients receive the best of all available treatment options.

Our mission is to provide you with quality orthopaedic care, making every effort to return you to the level of activity to which you are accustomed, all while ensuring that your visit with us is a pleasant experience.

Services and Specialties

Arthritis; Arthroscopy; Athlete Services; Cartilage Restoration; Computer Assisted Surgery; Diagnostic Services; Elbow; Foot & Ankle; Hand & Wrist; Hip & Knee; Joint Reconstruction/Replacement; Ligament Reconstruction; Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP); Regenerative Medicine Clinical Research; Shoulder; Sports Medicine; Viscosupplementation; Xiaflex Injections; Workers Comp; Occupational; Hand Therapy; Physical Therapy; Deep Tissue; Laser Therapy; Vestibular; Physical Therapy

Dermatologist Medical Group of North County, Inc.

Robert Scheinberg, MD; Susan Shimomaye, MD; Alice Liu, MD, PhD; Sherry Rotunda, MD; Michelle Jackson, MD; Alina Goldenberg, MD, MAS; Susan Detwiler, MD; Tyler Maly, MD; Christine Finnin, MD; Alexandra Edelman, MD; Mitzi Bray, PA-C; Amanda McConnell, PA; Melissa Janovitch, PA-C; Susan McKim, PA-CNaomi Travers, MSN, DCNP

What They Are Known For

Comprehensive contact allergy testing 

and multi-modal skin cancer treatment


3613 Vista Way, Oceanside, California 92056

1200 Garden View Road, Suite 108, Encinitas, California 92024

11943 El Camino Real, Suite 220, San Diego, California 92130

760-758-5340 |

Dermatologist Medical Group of North County (DMG) is proud to be the home of Top Doctors serving San Diego. In fact, all eligible members of our team have been recognized this year, which distinguishes DMG with the highest number of Top Doctors of dermatology in San Diego. This recognition by our colleagues is something we are very proud of. Our practice’s consistent commitment to professional, personalized, friendly, and compassionate care is who we are in our community. 

DMG has served San Diego for over four decades at our state-of-the-art offices in Oceanside, Encinitas, and Carmel Valley. Our patients can rely on caring, personalized treatment provided with respect and integrity in a comfortable atmosphere. Plus, we conveniently offer telehealth appointments from the comfort of your home. 

We provide comprehensive treatment and preventative care for skin cancer as well as other dermatologic conditions such as acne, alopecia, psoriasis, eczema, rosacea, and autoimmune disorders. Additionally, DMG offers custom, comprehensive patch testing for allergic contact dermatitis and metal hypersensitivity. DMG’s medical professionals are skilled in cosmetic procedures including rejuvenating dermal fillers, neuromodulators, chemical peels, and more.

Our entire team at DMG looks forward to welcoming you and working together to optimize your skin health. To the generations we’ve cared for, thank you for the opportunity to serve you.

Gwendolyn Henao, MD

Dolce Vita Aesthetic Medicine

What They Are Known For

Consistently natural results, enhancing natural beauty for a refreshed look rather than being overdone


5531 Cancha de Golf, Suite 101, Rancho Santa Fe, California 92091

858-832-8404 |

Dr. Gwendolyn Henao is renowned for her premier luxury medical practice  in the heart of Rancho Santa Fe. She is dedicated to helping her patients rejuvenate and sustain their natural beauty with a variety of aesthetic services and top-notch medical grade products. Known for her holistic approach to beauty and wellness, Dr. Henao provides the most advanced minimally invasive aesthetic treatments and head-to-toe rejuvenation, from body contouring, lasers, facial fillers and injectables.  

Her welcoming office feels like a spa sanctuary where clients can also enjoy rejuvenating facials, waxing, peels, massage, vitamin B shots, and lash extensions by one of her talented team members. Clients are also welcome to host a Botox party in her Rancho Santa Fe retreat or unwind with a hot stone massage with polished stones from the Mediterranean Sea. 

Dr. Henao completed her residency in OB/Gyn while also training with plastic surgeons during and after residency. She has now tailored her practice to focus predominantly on cosmetic medicine and the latest innovative techniques. 

“It’s important for me to educate my patients to help them embrace their natural beauty. I take a ‘less is more’ approach when it comes to cosmetic enhancement. I spend ample time listening to my patients, and together we decide on the treatment plan that will achieve their goals.”

Choll W. Kim, MD, PhD

Excel Spine Center

What They Are Known For

Performing state-of-the-art minimally invasive spine surgery including Laser Endoscopic Spine Surgery and Artificial Disc Replacement


6719 Alvarado Road, Suite 304, San Diego, California 92120

619-344-6918 |

Dr. Choll Kim’s reputation extends far beyond San Diego, as he is internationally recognized for his unparalleled expertise in resolving complex spinal cases.

Harvard Medical School alum Dr. Kim holds international acclaim in laser endoscopic spine surgery (LESS) and is an expert in computer-assisted minimally invasive spine surgery. With over 20 years of experience, he’s a trailblazer in advancing spine surgery methodologies, sharing expertise at global conferences, and providing hands-on training to peers.

Dr. Kim’s surgical techniques utilize next-generation equipment and computer navigation, promoting swift recovery through small incisions that preserve spinal integrity.

Dr. Kim’s practice adopts a concierge-type model, spending substantial time with each patient to tailor treatment plans. “Each and every patient is unique in the way their body responds to treatment,” says Dr. Kim.

While Dr. Kim’s medical excellence is recognized, it’s his compassionate approach that truly sets him apart. He fosters a familial environment, ensuring his team treats patients with utmost care. “We want patients leaving Excel Spine Center knowing I am with them every step of the way. I provide every patient with my personal cell phone number and encourage them to reach out to me at any time,” says Dr. Kim.

At Excel Spine Center, patients depart assured of Dr. Kim’s unwavering support. His mission? To be a guiding presence throughout their journey to well-being.

Minoos Hosseinzadeh, MD, FRCPS, FACOG

Fertility Institute of San Diego

What They Are Known For

As an international fertility destination, the practice also offers personalized concierge service for many aspects of the fertility journey.


9850 Genesee Avenue, Suite 300, La Jolla, California 92037 

858-457-2229 |

Dr. Minoos Hosseinzadeh, founder and medical director of Fertility Institute of San Diego, is a nationally recognized, double board-certified specialist in reproductive endocrinology and infertility with over 25 years of experience. 

“We realize that undergoing fertility treatment is an intimate, complex, and emotional process. That’s why we treat each patient as we would our own family,” says Dr. Hosseinzadeh. 

Dr. Hosseinzadeh is your personal physician who will treat you, attend all your visits, and perform all of your ultrasounds and procedures, including egg retrievals and embryo transfers. 

“We believe patients deserve the very best. We spare no expense to be the first program in the U.S. to have the most technologically advanced laminar flow hood, the first program in San Diego County to have our sophisticated, high-tech ultrasound machine, and the first program in San Diego to have the most comprehensive IVF electronic health medical records,” adds Dr. Hosseinzadeh. 

Fertility Institute of San Diego offers comprehensive fertility testing and treatment, including in vitro fertilization, preimplantation genetic testing, elective single embryo transfer, egg and sperm donation, egg freezing, and gestational surrogacy. They also specialize in treating patients with failed IVF cycles at other programs.

“We love what we do and feel blessed to be able to make a difference in people’s lives,” Dr. Hosseinzadeh says.“We look forward to helping you grow your family two feet at a time.”

Left to right:
Robert Goldklang, MD; Tahir Ijaz, MD, FRCP, FACRO; Reza Shirazi, MD, EE, FACRO; Siavosh Vakilian, MD, FRCP(C), DABR  

Genesis Healthcare Partners

What They Are Known For

Providing advanced, compassionate service that helps patients while putting them at ease.


Radiation Oncology: 619-722-9792 

Gastroenterology: 760-278-8431

Genesis Healthcare Partners (GHP) is a multi-specialty practice offering services in urology, radiation oncology, and gastroenterology.

Dr. Robert Goldklang, who has been named a Top Doctor multiple years, holds board certification in both internal medicine and gastroenterology. He was previously president of the San Diego GI Society and has served on the professional conduct committee of the San Diego County Medical Society. He is also vice president of Scripps Mercy Physician Partners.

GHP’s radiation oncology team includes three board-certified radiation oncologists who have been named Top Doctors. 

Dr. Siavosh Vakilian specializes in treating brain, central nervous system, head and neck, pulmonary, and hematological cancers. His current clinical focus is the treatment of brain and spinal cord tumors with CyberKnife stereotactic radiosurgery. He’s helped run several clinical trials and authored several publications.

Dr. Reza Shirazi provides expertise in CyberKnife stereotactic radiosurgery; image-guided radiotherapy for treatment of prostate, breast, pancreas, GI, and skin tumors; and Barrigel and SpaceOar for selected prostate cancer patients. He is the former chair of American Cancer Society San Diego County and active member of the research arm of GHP.

Dr. Tahir Ijaz has nearly 30 years of clinical experience and was previously in academic practice as an instructor and faculty member at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. He specializes in the treatment of head and neck, brain, breast, and lung cancers and is trained in the use of CyberKnife stereotactic body therapy and intensity modulated radiotherapy.

Abhay Gupta, MD, FACS

Gupta Plastic Surgery

What They Are Known For

Gupta Plastic Surgery offers the latest in minimally invasive plastic surgery techniques


1067 Wexford Street, Suite 275, San Diego, California 92131

351 Santa Fe Drive, Suite 250, Encinitas, California 92024

858-621-6000 |

With over two decades of expertise, Dr. Abhay Gupta, the medical director of Gupta Plastic Surgery, is one of San Diego’s most respected plastic surgeons. Known for his well-honed skills and calm, reassuring bedside manner, he comes from a family of surgeons, and he takes this legacy seriously.

“My family always treated patients like family,” he says. “I have built my reputation on this principle. I pride myself on being up-front and honest, really listening to my patients’ needs, and offering all the options—even if that means no surgery at all.”

Dr. Gupta gives patients an exceptional experience from the moment they arrive. His practice is appointed with soothing colors and water features, and patients always meet personally with Dr. Gupta himself. Highly skilled in all areas of plastic surgery, Dr. Gupta stays apprised of the latest proven techniques. He offers a range of reconstructive and cosmetic services with a commitment to optimal results and patient safety.

Dr. Gupta is driven by a passion for helping people—healing them after illness or injury and truly changing their lives. Nationally recognized for his knowledge, skill, and precision in aesthetic surgery, breast surgery, and cancer reconstruction, Dr. Gupta focuses on treating the whole patient—restoring not only their appearance but also their self-esteem.

“Medicine is all about helping people,” he  says. “Every day when I go to work, I know that’s what I’ll be doing. That’s what inspires me.”

Amanda Holden, MD

Holden Timeless Beauty

What They Are Known For

Minimally invasive medical aesthetics treatments for both face and body including Botox, Dermal Fillers, Hydrafacial, laser hair removal, micro-needling, body sculpting, and more


711 Center Drive, Suite 106, San Marcos, California 92069 


Additional locations: La Mesa, Fallbrook, and Oceanside, plus a Mission Valley location coming in 2024

Recognized nationally and internationally as an expert in the field of medical aesthetics, Dr. Amanda Holden works to educate patients on how to age differently using innovative aesthetic treatments. During a consultation with Dr. Holden or any of her team members, you can learn how to hold time back. Throughout San Diego, she shares her hard-won industry knowledge to help patients achieve beautiful, natural-looking outcomes.

“The products and technology we have at our disposal can make you look younger and refreshed—never botched or overdone.”

With medical licenses in California and Florida, Dr. Holden frequently teaches other practitioners how to use injectables in a safe and natural way. Her expert team offers a comprehensive menu of services using products from top manufacturers such as Allergan, Galderma, and BTL. The product menu includes Botox Cosmetic, Dysport, Juvederm and Restylane, and EMSCULPT NEO. Additionally, Holden Timeless Beauty offers advanced body sculpting, innovative laser technologies, medical-grade skincare, and other state-of-the-art beautifiers.

With a focus on the patient experience that begins the moment you arrive, Holden Timeless Beauty takes a customized approach, allowing you to focus on your top three beauty concerns. 

“I enjoy teaching patients how they can age differently and truly becoming their lifetime beauty partner.”

Harish S. Hosalkar, MD

The Hosalkar Institute

What They Are Known For

Trauma, deformity correction and joint preservation and reconstruction, and neuromuscular orthopedics


2323 E. Eighth Street, Suite 103, National City, California 91950

2023 W. Vista Way, Suite C, Vista, California 92083

43517 Ridge Park Drive, Temecula, California 92590

619-512-1600 | |

Renowned orthopedic surgeon Dr. Harish Hosalkar, founder of “The Hosalkar Institute,” has gained national and international acclaim for his exceptional contributions to the field of medicine and orthopedic surgery. Named one of San Diego’s Top Doctors consistently since 2016, Dr. Hosalkar believes that “life is motion, and motion is life.” 

With nearly 28 years of medical expertise, Dr. Hosalkar merges cutting-edge techniques with traditional methods to help patients achieve functional improvement and live pain-free lives. The Hosalkar Institute has become a trusted and celebrated institution, boasting an exceptional team of subspecialty physicians, surgeons, and clinical programs that collaborate closely to deliver outstanding care and treatment. 

Affiliated with esteemed hospital systems including Scripps, Sharp, and Paradise Valley Hospital, Dr. Hosalkar takes great pride in alleviating musculoskeletal ailments, empowering patients to regain their mobility and function while effectively managing their pain. He actively participates in charitable initiatives and mission work, extending his healing touch to those in need worldwide. 

Beyond his professional achievements, Dr. Hosalkar is a devoted family man, cherishing his beautiful wife and two adored children. He finds joy in cooking, reading, hiking, traveling, singing, and, above all, connecting with patients.

Keeran Kumar, MD

Interventional Spine and Pain Management

What They Are Known For

Providing fluoroscopically guided, virtually painless spinal procedures and major joint injections in order to provide pain relief


320 Santa Fe Drive, #308, Encinitas, CA 92024

858-764-3837 |

Based in Encinitas, Keeran Kumar, MD, is a private practice interventional spine and pain management physician who is double board-certified in pain medicine and anesthesiology. Dr. Kumar specializes in minimally invasive procedures to treat a full spectrum of spine-related conditions that cause neck and back pain including various degenerative diseases, failed spine surgery, and spinal fractures. Practicing medicine since 2004 and specializing in pain management since 2009, he has long been recognized as a leading pain specialist by colleagues and medical societies across San Diego. Every patient at Spine and Pain Management is seen personally by Dr. Kumar and can expect committed care utilizing advanced techniques and a treatment plan individually tailored to their needs.

Dr. Kumar obtained his undergraduate degree in physiology and a master’s degree in public health biostatistics from UCLA. He went on to earn his medical degree from UCSD where his academic achievement was recognized with a Dean’s Scholarship. He finished at UCSD with an anesthesiology residency where he received an award for Academic Excellence in Anesthesiology, followed by an Interventional Pain Fellowship. He participates in his community by providing local educational presentations, mentoring pre-medical students, and publishing peer-reviewed publications in research journals. Dr. Kumar remains at the forefront of treating patients with kindness, compassion, and advanced, evidence-based pain management techniques.

Ankur Bindal, MD

KAB Medical Group Inc (KMG Psychiatry)

What They Are Known For

Helping patients as a sleep specialist and TMS specialist


6496 Weathers Place, Suite 100 & 110, San Diego, California 92121 

858-925-6137 |

KAB Medical Group Inc (KMG Psychiatry) is an integrative psychiatry practice that strives to help individuals heal and discover their strengths. KMG Psychiatry’s quality, compassionate, and multifaceted treatment offers a unique, individualized care plan for every patient. It provides services to help individuals experiencing depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, panic disorders, and autism spectrum disorders, among other things, and also specializes in treating depression and PTSD for military personnel.

Dr. Ankur Bindal is the CEO, founder, and president of KAB Medical Group Inc. A highly trained physician with more than 16 years of experience in medicine, Dr. Bindal is a board-certified psychiatrist and board-certified sleep specialist. His comprehensive care includes everything from medication management and cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) to sleep medicine, ketamine treatment, and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) as he works with patients to help them live healthy, fulfilling lives. 

A respected member of his field, Dr. Bindal has been appointed the board member with the Structural Pest Control Board of the Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) and has been named a Diamond Circle Provider for three straight years, which is awarded to the highest volume TMS practices, the Outstanding Leadership Award, and the Outstanding Corporation Award by Health Conference 2.0.

Nasrin Mani, MD

La Jolla Cosmetic Laser Clinic

What They Are Known For

Acne scar removal and fully ablative skin resurfacing for lifting and tightening without surgery performed at her AAAHC accredited center


7720 Fay Avenue, La Jolla, CA 92037 

858-225-8380 |

La Jolla Cosmetic Laser Clinic offers advanced, nonsurgical treatments in a comfortable and welcoming environment to help patients feel their best. This comprehensive clinic was founded by Dr. Mani, a board-certified ophthalmologist and subspecialist in vitreoretinal surgery. After years of performing delicate eye surgery—and seeing the gratifying results—Dr. Mani established La Jolla Cosmetic Laser Clinic to provide beautiful, natural-looking results for men and women. 

Dr. Mani specializes in fully ablative skin resurfacing lasers. By combining her gentle touch and artistic eye with the most advanced technology available, Dr. Mani is able to tighten, lift, and refine skin texture for a more youthful appearance—without incisions. In 2021, Dr. Mani introduced board certified–dermatologist Faryal Siddiqui, MD, to the clinic, offering full medical, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology services. The clinic also offers everything from injectables, skin tightening and rejuvenation. 

Dr. Mani is known as an international leader in the field of aesthetic lasers and has consistently 

been named a San Diego Top Doctor for over a decade. Still, throughout her career, her goal has never been to earn accolades; it has always been to help others. 

“My favorite part of my job is getting to know my patients and tailoring a customized program to meet their needs,” Dr. Mani says.

La Jolla Neurosurgical Associates, AMC

Frank J. Coufal, MD, FACS

What They Are Known For

Management of complex surgical disorders of the brain and spine


9834 Genesee Avenue, Suite 411, La Jolla, California 92037

858-677-1755 |

Technical innovation in the setting of compassionate patient care. This is the mission statement of La Jolla Neurosurgical Associates, AMC, and it’s exactly what patients receive when they enter the office of Dr. Frank J. Coufal, a renowned, fellowship-trained neurosurgeon who’s been practicing for 24 years. 

Dr. Coufal specializes in complex, post-traumatic and degenerative spinal reconstruction, brain and spinal tumors, traumatic brain injury, neurovascular diseases, neuromodulation for pain, and chiari/hydrocephalus surgery. He operates La Jolla Neurosurgical Associates, AMC as an independent, private practice within the Scripps system from the main office in La Jolla as well as Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas and Scripps Mercy Hospital. 

When it comes to patient care, his record speaks for itself. In 2007, he introduced cervical artificial disc technology to San Diego. He’s currently the director of neurotrauma and neurosurgical emergency services at the two level-one trauma centers within the Scripps system and is the past medical co-director of the comprehensive stroke center at Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. In all of his work, Dr. Coufal never forgets his mission statement, offering patients his breadth of experience and knowledge of advances in the field while treating them with compassion and respect.

La Jolla Vein & Vascular

Sarah Lucas, MD, FACS, RPVI; Nisha Bunke, MD, FAVLS, RPhS; Amanda Steinberger, DO

What They Are Known For

Region’s No. 1 rated vein treatment center and first to earn accreditation by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC)


9850 Genesee Avenue, Suite 410, La Jolla, California 92037

858-550-0330 |


Celebrating their tenth consecutive year of participating in the San Diego Magazine Top Doctor’s issue, the vascular specialists at La Jolla Vein & Vascular (LJVV) continue to offer leading-edge care for vein conditions of the lower body. 

More than 80 million Americans suffer from some type of vein disorder, with the most common being varicose veins and spider veins. These conditions often have an underlying cause called venous reflux disease. LJVV specializes in nonsurgical treatment of this root cause, using methods such as laser, radiofrequency, and chemical ablation. With locations in La Jolla and North County (Vista), LJVV features a full-service diagnostic laboratory for precise diagnosis with noninvasive ultrasound imaging of the blood vessels in the legs.   

“Patients seek treatment for different reasons,” explains Dr. Nisha Bunke, medical director of LJVV. “We individualize treatment plans based on individual goals, whether it be relieving pain and discomfort, healing leg ulcers, or obtaining a cosmetic improvement. We address each patient’s unique concerns and use our expertise to guide them toward the best approach and optimal outcome.” 

A patient-centered care approach and compassionate care are hallmarks of the patient experience at LJVV. “We empower and educate patients every day regarding treatment options, guidance on conservative care, and prevention.”

Olde Del Mar Surgical

Sunil Bhoyrul, MD, FACS, FRCS; Pascal Bortz, MD, FACS, FASMBS; David Bortz, MD, FACP; Kirsten Goshen, FNP-BC

What They Are Known For

Exceptional outcomes with a higher level of care in general surgery, weight-loss surgery, and medical weight-loss programs


9850 Genesee Avenue, Suite 570, La Jolla, California 92037

858-457-4917 |

Olde Del Mar Surgical has delivered expert medical and surgical care to several thousand patients since 2007, specializing in advanced, minimally invasive and robotic surgery.

The practice is led by Dr. Sunil Bhoyrul, a specialist in General, Bariatric, and Oncologic surgery who coedited one of the first textbooks on laparoscopic surgery and is recognized as one of the best doctors in the U.S. Dr. Pascal Bortz has advanced skills in Minimally Invasive Surgery and is a Master in Robotic Surgery. Kirsten Goshen is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner with advanced training in Minimally Invasive Surgery. Dr. David Bortz brings experience in Internal Medicine and is board certified in Obesity Medicine.

Olde Del Mar Surgical treatment options for obesity include medications, sleeve, bypass and revision surgery. The San Diego practice also offers the Single Anastomosis Duodeno-Ileal Bypass (SADI) for patients with severe obesity or who regained weight following a sleeve gastrectomy. The practice’s enhanced follow-up program supports patients for years post-surgery, providing the greatest chances of success.

In addition, the practice has decades of experience with complex surgeries including gallbladder, hiatal hernia, gastric cancer, diverticulitis, colon cancer, adrenal, splenic and pancreatic surgery, and inguinal and abdominal wall hernias. Olde Del Mar Surgical accepts transfers from surgical colleagues throughout San Diego to bring its expertise to those most in need.

Ortho1 Medical Group

What They Are Known For

Personable surgeons with excellent bedside manner and a tireless dedication to their craft


5643 Copley Drive, Suite 300, San Diego, California 92111 

9834 Genesee Ave, Suite 228, La Jolla, California 92037

750 Medical Center Court, Suite 14, Chula Vista, California 91911

7910 Frost Street, Suite 340, San Diego, California 92123

230 Prospect Place, Suite 230, Coronado, California 92118

858-824-1703 |

Founded to provide patients with access to physicians who are ardent proponents of independent private practice, Ortho1 offers the very best timely service to patients in need of orthopedic surgery from the neck to fingers and toes. At Ortho1 Medical Group, the team of board-certified orthopedic surgeons evaluates every patient with elite care and technical expertise to identify the problem and design an individualized treatment plan.

The fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeons of Ortho1 specialize in a variety of procedures including anterior cervical discectomy and fusion, lateral lumbar interbody fusion, laminoplasty, surgical arthroscopy of the shoulder/elbow/wrist/knee/ankle, endoscopic carpal tunnel release, endoscopic cubital tunnel release, thumb basilar joint reconstruction, total shoulder replacement, anterior total hip replacement, robotic minimally invasive total knee replacement, rotator cuff repair, Laterjet shoulder stabilization, and sports medicine. 

Ortho1’s Dr. Kristopher Downing is honored to be named a San Diego Magazine Top Doctor in 2023. He’s joined at Ortho1 Medical Group by James Andry, MD, Norman Kane, MD, Nicholas Kusnezov, MD, Braden McKnight, MD, and Chris Pallia, MD. Together, these physicians are grateful to have the opportunity to meet the orthopedic needs of the San Diego community and look forward to meeting you and kindly caring for you in your time of need.

Orthopedic Specialists of San Diego

John G. Finkenberg, MD; Mark D. Jacobson, MD; James E. Bates, MD; Ralph E. Rynning, MD; Matthew Wilson, DPM; Steven R. Allsing, MD; Scott H. Barker, PA-C

What They Are Known For

Excellent results and patient-first service for more than 50 years


5555 Reservoir Drive, Suite 104, San Diego, California 92120

230 Prospect Place, Suite 210, Coronado, California 92118

619-286-9480 |

Patients have trusted Orthopedic Specialists of San Diego with their care for more than 50 years. The fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeons provide outstanding treatment and specialize in spine, hand, hip, knee, joint replacement, shoulder, foot, and ankle. Our physicians work to help patients reduce and eliminate their pain while improving the function of their bodies. Our goal is to get patients back to their normal activities. 

We attribute the longevity of our practice to our physicians’ commitment to the people we treat. We measure the success of our practice by the success of our patients. Our physicians are here to listen, and they combine a wealth of experience with modern, advanced techniques to improve pain and function and provide patients with the best outcomes. In most cases, we can handle all patient needs right on-site. No matter the situation, we’re with patients from their initial appointment to final recovery, providing compassionate care and convenient communication throughout to make treatment as easy as possible. 

Orthopedic Specialists of San Diego is honored to have helped so many people over its five decades of service. Patients are our number one priority, and we look forward to helping many more in the years that follow.

Srinivas S. Iyengar, MD, FACS

San Diego Eyelid Specialists

What They Are Known For

A true eyelid expert consistently recognized as San Diego’s top surgeon for cosmetic eyelid surgery


8950 Villa La Jolla Drive, B206, La Jolla, California 92037

477 North El Camino Real, Suite A304, Encinitas, California 92024

858-432-2700 |

Consistently recognized by his physician peers as a top San Diego doctor, Dr. Srinivas S. Iyengar has earned many prestigious accolades and awards—but it is his amazing results that speak for themselves. His popular Instagram (eyelidmd) showcases numerous testimonials and stellar patient reviews from a roster of clientele that includes celebrities, athletes, models, and other top professionals. Most notable are the numerous other physicians and globally renowned athletes who trust Dr. Iyengar’s artistic eye and surgical skills to give them the natural-looking results they seek.

When considering cosmetic or reconstructive eyelid surgery, skill, training, and experience make all the difference. With his focused area of expertise, Dr. Iyengar is a remarkably skilled plastic surgeon who focuses purely on the area around the eye. Having achieved the highest possible surgical training in this area, Dr. Iyengar is a member of and examiner for the prestigious American Oculofacial Society and serves as the oculoplastic surgeon at Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas.

Committed to giving back, Dr. Iyengar also dedicates his time to caring for the county’s most complicated eyelid injuries and is recognized for his international volunteer work as one of the only Americans to serve on the DC-10 Orbis Flying Eye Hospital.

Standing (left to right): Stephanie Haua, PA-C, Davina Lam, PA-C, Dr. Jeffry Mercado, Josephine Turner, Administrator, Dr. Sunil Jeswani, Michelle Ly, PA-C, Sophea Bergen, PA-C Sitting (left to right): Dr. Paul D. Kim, Dr. Ramin Raiszadeh

Spine and Brain Institute of San Diego

Ramin Raiszadeh, MD; Paul D. Kim, MD; Sunil Jeswani, MD; Jeffry Mercado, MD

What They Are Known For

Offering world-class service driven by compassion, experience, and innovative technology


6719 Alvarado Road, Suite 308, San Diego, California 92120

619-265-7912 |

Patients looking for innovative spinal and brain care will likely find their way to the Spine and Brain Institute of San Diego, where the physicians believe that compassionate, advanced care is the best form of healthcare.

Dr. Ramin Raiszadeh, Dr. Paul D. Kim, Dr. Sunil Jeswani, and Dr. Jeffry Mercado lead a team that specializes in using advanced, minimally invasive treatment for spinal and brain conditions. Treatment begins with a customized course of action where the doctors aim to solve each patient’s needs with nonsurgical options first. Drs. Raiszadeh, Kim, and Jeswani, treat spinal disorders caused by adult degenerative diseases, traumatic injuries, spinal deformities, and complex disorders of the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine.With the addition of Dr. Sunil Jeswani, the Spine and Brain Institute of San Diego now offers cutting edge surgical treatments for complex brain pathologies. Dr. Jeswani specializes in the surgical treatment of brain tumors, endoscopic pituitary tumor surgery, surgical treatment of cerebral aneurysms and arteriovenous malformations, and the surgical treatment of trigeminal neuralgia. He is well known for his attentive, thoughtful care. 

Dr. Jeffry Mercado, an interventional spine and musculoskeletal medicine physician, gives each patient a tailored plan to fit their goals, using traditional and regenerative treatment options that include interventional procedures, neuromodulation, radiofrequency ablation, and orthobiologic therapies.

These physicians consider it an honor to help patients by offering honest, well-informed, and compassionate care.

Jimmy Wu, DDS

Sutra Dental Spa

What They Are Known For

Dr. Wu works with board certified anesthesiologists combined with CAD/CAM dentistry to treat even the most difficult cases


7851 University Avenue, Suite 206, La Mesa, CA 91942 | 619-589-6060

1301 Ynez Place, Coronado, CA 92118 | 619-435-6227

Imagine actually looking forward to a cosmetic dentistry appointment! It’s possible when you’re a valued patient at La Mesa’s Sutra Dental Spa and Coronado Dental Group. “Enjoy a period of blissful relaxation while we maintain the health of your teeth and gums and the aesthetics of your smile,” says Jimmy C. Wu, DDS, one of San Diego’s most respected cosmetic dentists. “Our top priorities are safety, comfort, effective treatment, and results that look and feel natural,” says the nationally recognized Dr. Wu. “We’re proud to offer the most advanced dental technologies and techniques available in a calming, even meditative, environment.” Sutra Dental Spa and Coronado Dental Group offer a wide range of services, including restorative options, such as dental implants, cosmetic treatments like porcelain veneers and teeth whitening, and routine dental care. “Dentistry has always been thought of as something you have to do versus something you want to do,” Dr. Wu says. “My goal is to change that perception.”

Jason D. Toranto, MD

Jason D. Toranto, MD, FACS

What They Are Known For

Helping patients solve complex problems


5395 Ruffin Road, Suite 102, San Diego, California 92123

858-266-0575 |

No matter the reason for their visit, patients who see Dr. Jason Toranto can expect exceptional care, transformative surgical skills, and world-class customer service. Dr. Toranto’s Kearny Mesa office provides a welcoming, kind, and comfortable environment that puts even the most anxious patients at ease. He feels that by listening to patients it helps him understand their needs, allowing him to provide them with personalized results.

The dual board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon completed rigorous training and has expertise in complex reconstructions, such as Mohs, cranioplasties, cancer, and more, as well as aesthetics procedures. He is a well-respected surgeon—having been named a “Top Doc” numerous times—and his expertise is often sought out for the most challenging cases. 

Dr. Toranto strives to provide highly skilled, comprehensive care. By collaborating with other physicians when necessary, he’s able to offer patients information from a diverse team of specialists. He utilizes both invasive and noninvasive approaches in his work, all with the aim of creating positive patient outcomes. 

“Each patient deserves to be heard and treated with compassion and respect,” Dr. Toranto says. 

When he is not caring for patients, Dr. Toranto can be found sailing, fishing, watching college football, and enjoying San Diego with his wife and two children.

United Medical Doctors

Matthew Schultzel, DO; Mark Schultzel, MD, MBA; Dan Burgess, DO

what they are Known for

Specializing in robotics, minimally invasive colorectal surgery, arthroscopy, and shoulder arthroplasty while providing excellent patient experience, mentorship, leadership, teamwork, and medical innovation.


Colorectal/General Surgery:

4150 Regent Park Row, Suite 345, La Jolla, California 92037  


Orthopedic Surgery:

3750 Convoy Street, Suite 201, San Diego, California 92111

858-526-3842 | |

The Schultzel brothers: twin surgeons and top doctors proudly representing United Medical Doctors.

Dr. Matthew practices colorectal and general surgery, specializing in advanced robotic surgery and minimally invasive techniques. As the leading robotic surgeon in San Diego, he maintains Southern California’s highest volume of general surgery robotic cases, with expertise in colorectal and anorectal diseases. He also enjoys mentoring pre-med and medical students; one of his students, Dr. Daniel Burgess, became his junior partner and has been named a San Diego Magazine Top Doctors again this year, as well! Dr. Schultzel is a pioneer in robotics as the only surgeon in San Diego offering single incision robotic general surgery procedures.

Dr. Mark is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in shoulder/elbow surgery. He is among few San Diego surgeons admitted to the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons and elected to the American Orthopedic Association, an honor society exclusively for the country’s top orthopedic surgeons. He is chairman of Orthopedic Specialty Council at Sharp Community Medical Group and chief medical officer at Modiv Health. Equally passionate about mentorship, he volunteers as an associate clinical professor at UCSD School of Medicine.

The Doctors Schultzel offer a concierge level of service and elite quality care, plus the same compassion you’d get from a caring family member. You might even meet their Great Dane, Thor, who serves as a therapy dog! You’re in excellent hands with this dynamic duo of surgeons.

West Dermatology

Brook Brouha, MD (La Jolla); Shane Hamman, MD (La Jolla); Monica Boen, MD (La Jolla) 

Julie Gladsjo, MD (Encinitas)

What They Are Known For

Providing comprehensive dermatology services and education to its patients


9339 Genesee Avenue, Suite 350A, San Diego, California 92121


477 N. El Camino Real, Suite D-308, Encinitas, California 92024

760-452-8289 |

West Dermatology is an accomplished, caring, and comprehensive practice that loves helping patients meet their skincare goals, whether that’s a simple skin check or more complex treatment. The practice’s friendly medical assistants and manager are committed to providing successful patient experiences, and the staff of dedicated and board-certified dermatologists makes sure patients are always the priority.

This year, West Dermatology is proud to have four of its board-certified dermatologists named Top Doctors. 

Dr. Brouha is a prolific researcher in the dermatology field, having presented to national audiences and authored numerous articles and scientific abstracts, and he uses his knowledge to help patients get the best outcomes. 

Dr. Hamman is one of the most prominent skin cancer specialists in San Diego. Specializing in Mohs micrographic surgery, he brings unparalleled knowledge and experience to his patients. 

Dr. Boen understands that treating someone’s skin disease impacts their quality of life, and this belief guides her commitment to her work and her patients.  

Dr. Gladsjo is an accomplished Mohs surgeon who believes informed patients can make the best treatment decisions, so she spends ample time with patients while providing compassionate care.  

Together, these physicians’ experience, knowledge of recent advancements in the field, and passion for building genuine relationships with patients make West Dermatology a premiere practice in San Diego.

Alexus Surgery Center & Medspa

John T. Alexander II, MD and Jordan Kaplan, MD

What They Are Known For

Offering patients exceptional experience and trusted techniques that deliver natural and predictable results


5720 Oberlin Drive, San Diego, California 92121

858-455-7557 |

“The simpler the solution, the more excellent the outcome.” 

At Alexus Surgery Center & Medspa, simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. With simplicity as the ideal, we have created San Diego’s most refined surgical center and medspa, where patients feel comfortable and confident while improving their appearance, health, and well-being.

Dr. John Alexander continues his father’s tradition of excellence in patient care and unparalleled expertise in plastic surgery.

He is pleased to introduce his new associate, Dr. Jordan Kaplan, a gifted plastic surgeon who specializes in aesthetic surgery of the face, breast, and body.

We welcome you to visit us!

Cancer Center Oncology Group

Kai Zu, MD; Reema Batra, MD; David Bodkin, MD; Igor Medic, MD

What They Are Known For

Personalized Oncology/Hematology care in East County


5555 Grossmont Center Drive, La Mesa, California 91942 

619-644-3030 |

Cancer Center Oncology Group provides a healing, calming atmosphere that gives patients access to advanced treatment during some of their most vulnerable moments. The only oncology/hematology center in East County, its patients come from all over for state-of-the-art treatments, including immunotherapy and chemotherapy.

The compassionate team of seven includes four physicians and two physician assistants who are easily accessible. The team conducts weekly multidisciplinary conferences to review new patient cases and assure the best care for each individual. There is also an in-house pharmacy and a 25-chair infusion room. 

They accept almost all insurances, with in-house financial counseling available. Cancer Center Oncology Group is with you every step of the way, helping you navigate this difficult time.

Gregory J. Loren, MD, FAAOS

CORE Orthopaedic Medical Center

What He Is Known For

Assisting athletes in the prevention of injuries and in the advanced treatment of bone and joint disorders.


332 Santa Fe Drive, Suite 110, Encinitas, California 92024

760-943-6700 |

Dr. Loren, a UCLA School of Medicine graduate and Division I scholar-athlete at UCI in swimming and water polo, is the founding partner at CORE Orthopaedic Medical Center.

Dr. Loren is a recognized expert in advanced, precise, minimally invasive, and arthroscopic surgical techniques but prefers nonsurgical approaches and biologic alternatives when possible. Dr. Loren remains active in the community, teaching at national and international conferences, and publishing scientific articles on innovative and emerging research.

Dr. Loren provides customized treatment for local and international athletes from youth to professional levels and is the team physician for several San Diego collegiate and high school sports programs.

Rishi Jindal, MD

What He Is Known For

Aesthetic and reconstructive breast surgery, including complex revisions; body contouring for weight loss patients; hand and microsurgery


6386 Alvarado Court, #330, San Diego, CA 92120

858-458-0100 |

As a board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Rishi Jindal is dedicated to giving his patients beautiful, natural-looking outcomes. He earned his medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh where he also completed the prestigious Plastic Surgery residency program and additional fellowship training in hand surgery. 

Dr. Jindal’s extensive experience with complex reconstructive and aesthetic surgery has led to excellent outcomes and high patient satisfaction. His calm presence and warm bedside manner put his patients at ease. Dr. Jindal is honored to be one of San Diego’s most sought-after plastic surgeons.

North County Cardiovascular Specialists

Anitha Rajamanickam, MD and Ashish Kabra, MD

What They Are Known For

Both board-certified cardiologists have a strong belief in patient-centric care and a shared vision to deliver the highest quality individualized cardiovascular care.


3907 Waring Road, Suite 3, Oceanside, CA  92056

760-224-7766 |

North County Cardiovascular Specialists was formed by Dr. Anitha Rajamanickam, MD, and Dr. Ashish Kabra, MD. Dr. Anitha Rajamanickam completed her interventional cardiology training at Mount Sinai, New York, and has performed over 2,000 complex cardiac interventions. She is well respected by her peers and authored multiple research papers and textbooks that have received numerous accolades. Dr. Ashish Kabra completed his general cardiology fellowship in Allentown, Pennsylvania, and completed a further year of advanced cardiac imaging at Scripps Clinic in La Jolla. He has been practicing general cardiology for over 10 years. He specializes in preventative cardiology and cardiac imaging. 

Both doctors are accepting new patients and are exceedingly proud of their team in Oceanside.

Brad Sainsbury, DDS, MS

TMJ & Sleep Therapy Centre of San Diego

What They Are Known For

Advanced technology to provide accurate diagnosis and treatment.


7879 EL Cajon Boulevard, La Mesa, California 91942

619-466-2774 |

With over 15 years of experience, Dr. Brad Sainsbury is a board-certified orofacial pain specialist who enjoys helping his patients identify and treat the root causes of symptoms related to orofacial pain, headaches, temporomandibular joint dysfunctions (TMDs), snoring and obstructive sleep apnea.

Dr. Sainsbury began his career as a primary care dentist who advanced his career through a residency program at the University of Southern California, where he obtained a master’s degree in orofacial pain and oral medicine.

At TMJ & Sleep Therapy Centre, he utilizes a non-surgical, therapeutic approach in collaboration with other medical and dental specialists, so patients can breathe, sleep, heal, and live healthier lives.

Ranch & Coast Plastic Surgery

Paul E. Chasan, MD, FACS and Cameron S. Francis, MD

What They Are Known For

Performing every procedure with the utmost attention to detail and the most advanced surgical techniques for elegant, sophisticated results.


1431 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar, California 92104

858-450-1555 |

Located in Del Mar Village, Ranch & Coast Plastic Surgery was designed to be a center of excellence in cosmetic surgery. In practice for more than 28 years, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Paul E. Chasan specializes in rhinoplasties, facial rejuvenation, and revision breast surgery. He is recognized throughout the plastic surgery field for his outstanding artistry, superb surgical techniques, and sophisticated, elegant results. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Cameron S. Francis specializes in breast surgery, liposuction, tummy tucks, mommy makeovers, and ear surgery (otoplasty). A standout for his technical abilities and consistently outstanding, natural-appearing results, he is also known for the warmth and personalized care he provides his patients. Ranch & Coast Plastic Surgery offers a soothing ambiance, friendly atmosphere, and a wide range of nonsurgical procedures such as Botox, dermal fillers, Coolsculpting, Endermologie, laser treatments, and more.

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