Walter Biffl, MD

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Dr. Walter Biffl, MD


9898 Genesee Ave
Fl 1
La Jolla, CA 92037
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  • Trauma Surgery
  • General Surgery


Walter Biffl, MD, is a surgeon with specialized training in general, trauma and emergency surgery. He is medical director of trauma and acute care surgery at Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. 

Dr. Biffl is committed to providing patients the most effective, evidence-based and cost-efficient care available. In his role as trauma medical director he leads an interdisciplinary team of surgeons, physician assistants, nurse practitioners and other specialists who are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to treat patients with life-threatening injuries at the Barbey Family Emergency and Trauma Center. 

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Board Certifications

  • American Board of Surgery, General Surgery, 1998

Medical Education

  • George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences, MD, 1990


  • University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, General Surgery, 1997

Research Fellowships

  • University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Trauma Surgery, 1995
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