Michael VanBuskirk, MD

Started Practice: 1982

Joined Scripps Clinic Medical Group: 1993

Scripps Clinic/Scripps Green Hospital Leadership Roles:

  • Chairman of Family Practice, Scripps Memorial Hospital, Encinitas, California, 1984-1986
  • Chairman, Pharmacy and Therapeutic Committee, Scripps Memorial Hospital, Encinitas, California, 1992-2007

Teaching Roles:

  • Voluntary Clinical Professor, University of California San Diego, Department of Family and Preventative Medicine

Professional Societies:

  • American Academy of Medicine
  • International Dermoscopy Society

Board Membership:

  • Diplomate, American Board of Family Practice, 1982-1988
  • Diplomate of Family Practice, 1988-1994
  • Diplomate of Family Practice, 1994-2001
  • Diplomate of Family Practice, 2000-2007
  • Diplomate of Family Medicine, 2007-2014

Honors & Awards:

  • Mejor Alumni (Magna Cum Laude), Doctor of Medicine, Autonomous University of Guadalajara, Mexico, 1977

Research Focus:

  • Primary care
  • Hepatitis C

Clinical Interests Within Specialty:

  • Hepatitis C
  • Dermoscopy for melanoma and other skin cancers
  • Women’s health
  • Vasectomy
  • Colposcopy
  • LEEP
  • Endometrial biopsy

Dr. Van Buskirk has provided exceptional health care for North County families since 1982. A husband and father of six, he is fluent in English and Spanish and teaches Sunday school at his church. His hobbies include golf, martial arts and fly-fishing.


  • Family Medicine

Areas of Expertise

  • Family Medicine

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Family Medicine, Family Medicine, 1982

Medical Education

  • Universidad Autonoma De Guadalajara, MD, 1977


  • University of So California Medical Ctr Los Angeles County, Internship, 1979


  • University of So California Medical Ctr Los Angeles County, Residency, Family Medicine, 1982
  • Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital, Family Medicine, 1980