Elaine Tanaka, MD

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Dr. Elaine Tanaka, MD

Contact

Phone Number
858-546-0420
Office
2702 Chatsworth Blvd
San Diego, CA 92106
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Accepts new patients

Specialties

  • Surgery

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, 2004

Medical Education

  • University of California, San Diego, MD, 1997

Residencies

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