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Curtiss Stinis, MD

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Dr. Curtiss Stinis, MD


Phone Number
9898 Genesee Ave
Fl 2
La Jolla, CA 92037
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  • Interventional Cardiology


Curtiss T. Stinis, MD, is an interventional cardiologist who is nationally recognized for his expertise in minimally invasive catheter-based procedures for the treatment of coronary heart disease, valvular heart disease and peripheral arterial disease (PAD).  

Dr. Stinis specializes in percutaneous procedures for the treatment of coronary artery disease with a particular focus on complex cases, chronic total occlusions (CTO) and catheter-based valve replacement procedures, including transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). Dr. Stinis also performs percutaneous procedures for the treatment of peripheral arterial disease and blockages in the arteries of the arms, kidneys, intestines and legs. He has special interest and expertise in complex procedures for lower extremity limb salvage, wound healing and amputation avoidance.

Dr. Stinis joined Scripps Clinic in 2007 and is director of peripheral interventions in the Division of Cardiology. He is also program director for the Scripps Clinic Interventional and Structural Cardiology Fellowship Program and has helped train multiple generations of physicians to become interventional cardiologists. 

In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Stinis conducts research on peripheral vascular disease and minimally invasive treatments for valvular heart disease. His research has been published extensively in medical journals. He is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology and the Society for Cardiac Angiography and Interventions.

Dr. Stinis believes strongly in a patient-centric and individualized approach to medical care because an educated patient is an empowered patient. He understands that everyone is unique, and he strives to educate patients about their specific condition. He develops individualized treatment plans with patients and their families.

Dr. Stinis lives in San Diego with his wife and two children and is an active private pilot. He also enjoys tinkering with anything mechanical in his spare time.

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Vascular Medicine, Endovascular Medicine, 2008
  • American Board of Vascular Medicine, Vascular Medicine, 2008
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Interventional Cardiology, 2007
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease, 2006

Medical Education

  • University of California at Irvine School of Medicine, MD, 2000


  • University of California at Irvine Medical Center, Residency, Internal Medicine, 2003


  • Scripps Clinic, Fellowship, Peripheral Vascular Intervention, 2008
  • Scripps Clinic, Fellowship, Interventional Cardiology, 2007
  • University of California at Irvine Medical Center, Fellowship, Cardiovascular Disease, 2006
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