Christopher Suhar, MD

  • Integrative Medicine
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Adult Comprehensive Echocardiography
  • Nuclear Cardiology
Christopher Suhar, MD
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Scripps Shiley Pavilion
10820 N Torrey Pines Rd
La Jolla, CA 92037
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Scripps Clinic John R. Anderson V Medical Pavilion
9898 Genesee Ave
La Jolla, CA 92037
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Cardiovascular DiseaseIntegrative Medicine


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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.

Medical Education

Medical College of Ohio at Toledo, MD, 2001


Loma Linda University Medical Center, Residency, Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, 2005


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

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