Christopher Suhar, MD

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Dr. Christopher Suhar, MD

Contact

Phone Number
858-554-3339
Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine
10820 N Torrey Pines Rd
La Jolla, CA 92037
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Specialties

  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Integrative Medicine

Biography

Christopher Suhar, MD, is an integrative cardiologist with expertise in general cardiology and integrative medicine. He also has subspecialty training in echocardiography and nuclear cardiology. In addition to utilizing conventional medicine, Dr. Suhar uses evidence-based alternative therapies to treat patients with coronary artery disease, irregular heartbeat, high cholesterol and hypertension. He also believes in prevention, working with patients to identify potential risk factors, including family history, to prevent cardiovascular disease.


In addition to his clinical practice, he conducts research on the outcomes and long-term benefits of integrative medicine and lifestyle changes in people with cardiovascular disease. He is also involved in researching the benefits of new technologies for patients in cardiac rehabilitation.


Dr. Suhar currently sees patients at Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine. He believes emotional and spiritual health are as important as physical health, and that a person is more than their physical illness. He believes that lifestyle changes such as diet, exercise and stress reduction can not only improve heart health but also reverse heart disease.


When he is not caring for patients, he enjoys spending time with his family and participating in sports. He is also an Eagle Scout and enjoys hiking and camping.


Dr. Suhar is the current division head of the Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine.

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease, 2008

Medical Education

  • Medical College of Ohio at Toledo, MD, 2001

Residencies

  • Loma Linda University Medical Center, Intern/Resid, Pediatrics, 2005

Fellowships

  • University of Arizona Health Science Center, Fellowship, Integrative Medicine, 2008
  • Scripps Clinic, Fellowship, Cardiovascular Disease, 2008
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