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Elaine Tanaka, MD

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


9850 Genesee Ave
Ste 570
La Jolla, CA 92037
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  • General Surgery
  • Breast Surgery

Hospital Affiliations


  • Spanish
  • English


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


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


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

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