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Elaine Tanaka, MD

  • Surgery
Elaine Tanaka, MD
Accepts new patients
age-group-adults-color Treats adults

Contact

9850 Genesee Ave
Ste 570
La Jolla, CA 92037
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Phone Number
858-457-4917

Expertise

  • General Surgery
  • Breast Surgery

Hospital Affiliations

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Biography

Started Practice: 2002


Joined Scripps Clinic Medical Group: 2002


Scripps Clinic/Scripps Green Hospital Leadership Roles:


  • Tissue & Procedure Review Committee
  • Operating Room Committee


Teaching Role:


  • Career Night Volunteer, UCSD School of Medicine


Professional Societies:


  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons


Honors & Awards:


  • Association for Academic Surgery Student Research Award
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Golden Key


Research Focus:


  • Cancer vaccine for brain tumors


Clinical Interests Within Specialty:


  • Colorectal surgery
  • Melanoma surgery
  • Breast surgery

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Surgery, Surgery (General Surgery), 2004

Medical Education

  • University of California, San Diego, MD, 1997

Internships

  • University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, General Surgery, 1998

Residencies

  • University of California, San Diego, Residency, General Surgery, 2002
  • University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Residency, General Surgery, 1999

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