San Diego’s Top Doctors 2021: The List

For almost two decades, the San Diego County Medical Society (SDCMS) has worked collaboratively with San Diego Magazine to recognize physicians who are held in the highest regard by their peers. Votes and nominations are open to all physicians in San Diego. The voting physicians are asked to vote for physicians within and outside their specialty to whom they would refer their friends and family. Through this process we have identified 730 physicians in 109 specialties.

In a synchronized effort, SDCMS confirmed every individual nominee’s Medical Board of California licensing and current practicing status. Through this exhaustive process, 730 physicians are being honored this year. Many of them have also been recognized for multiple years since we began publishing this list. (These physicians have the number of years they have been selected listed in brackets behind their name.)

Many superb physicians are not represented on this list. The selection criteria are strict, with only a few percent of physicians selected in each specialty. Many physicians received multiple votes from their peers but did not reach the threshold to be on the list. The best choice of physician for a patient should include many factors. All physicians in San Diego work collaboratively to provide the very best care for all of their patients.

We welcome and encourage all San Diego County physicians to participate in their county and state medical societies as we work toward the SDCMS vision: “Physicians United for a Healthy San Diego.” We appreciate the assistance of all of the physicians who voted, and we thank San Diego Magazine for their support.

Congratulations to all of our 2021 Top Doctor selectees! – Sergio Flores, MD; President 2021-2022 San Diego County Medical Society


Shira Ruth
 Abeles, MD
UC San Diego Health
200 W Arbor Dr, MC 8409
San Diego, CA 92103
(619) 543-3995

Edward Rafael Cachay, MD
UC San Diego Health
4168 Front St, 3rd FL
San Diego, CA 92103
(619) 543-3995

Fadi Assad Haddad, MD, FIDSA
Haddad Clinic
8860 Center Dr, Suite 320
La Mesa, CA 91942
(619) 376-1904

Michael Joseph Preziosi, MD
Scripps Clinic Medical Group
9898 Genesee Ave, 6th FL
La Jolla, CA 92037
(858) 824-5484

Christian B Ramers, MD, MPH
Family Health Centers of San Diego
4094 4th Ave
San Diego, CA 92103
(619) 515-2300

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