Highly Respected Breast Surgeon Mary Wilde, MD, Joins Scripps Clinic Medical Group

SAN DIEGO (Oct. 6, 2011) – Mary Wilde, MD, a surgical specialist in diseases of the breast, joined Scripps Clinic on Oct. 1, 2011.

Dr. Wilde joins more than 400 Scripps Clinic physicians practicing in more than 50 areas of medicine and surgery. Scripps Health contracts for the exclusive services of the Scripps Clinic Medical Group physicians through the Scripps Medical Foundation.

Dr. Wilde is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and has a long-standing relationship with Scripps Health as the medical director of the Scripps Polster Breast Care Center at Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla .

“Dr. Wilde is a highly respected physician in the San Diego medical community and an excellent addition to our network of physicians,” said Robert Sarnoff, MD, president of Scripps Clinic Medical Group. “Dr. Wilde will now have additional resources to further her commitment to providing the best care for her patients.”

Dr. Wilde earned a bachelor’s degree in human biology from Stanford University, where she was a member of a primate facility work group under the direction of famed researcher Jane Goodall.

After receiving her medical degree from University of California, San Francisco, she completed her postdoctoral training at Beth Israel Hospital, Harvard Medical School. She was a research assistant at Boston’s Dana Farber Cancer Institute and an instructor in surgery at Harvard Medical School.

Scripps will purchase the assets of the practice, which will remain at its current location at Suite 510 in the XiMED building on the campus of Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla .

Current patients of Dr. Wilde will see no change in access to care. Her practice will continue to coordinate their medical needs during the transition and beyond.

“This is an ideal partnership for future patient care,” said Dr. Wilde. “Scripps is a strong organization with a well-deserved reputation for delivering care of the highest quality, and I am very impressed with its commitment to the most advanced level of breast care. I look forward to continuing to care for my patients under the Scripps Clinic name.”

Scripps Health has acquired six medical groups since 2008. Previous acquisitions include Sharp Mission Park Medical Group, Penn Elm Medical Group, Del Mar Medical Clinic, North Coast Women’s Care, North County OB-GYN Medical Group and Del Mar Family Practice.

About Scripps Health

Founded in 1924 by philanthropist Ellen Browning Scripps, Scripps Health is a $2.3 billion nonprofit integrated health system based in San Diego, Calif. Scripps treats a half-million patients annually through the dedication of 2,600 affiliated physicians and 13,000 employees among its five acute-care hospital campuses, home health care services, and an ambulatory care network of physician offices and 23 outpatient centers and clinics. Scripps is at the forefront of clinical research, genomic medicine, wireless health and graduate medical education. With three highly respected graduate medical education programs, Scripps is a longstanding member of the Association of American Medical Colleges. More information about Scripps can be found here.

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