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Top Doctors 2016: Innovation in Health and Medicine

Our annual feature of 700 physicians in 76 specialties



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Orthopedic surgeon Robert Eastlack

San Diego is one of the leading cities for biomedical research, integrative medicine, and senior health services—but we’re not resting on any laurels. Just look at the numerous advances in the local medical landscape for proof. Biotech companies Illumina and Edico just helped Rady Children's Hospital break a Guinness World Record for fastest genome sequencing. Our community is on the front lines of integrative practices. We’re developing unique cross-border programs with our neighbors in Mexico. And we're crusaders for the wellness of our growing Baby Boomer population. Has there ever been a better time to live, breathe, and be healthy in SD?


Pictured above: Orthopedic surgeon Robert Eastlack is a fellowship-trained spine specialist enjoying his fourth year on the Top Docs list. "At Scripps Clinic, we are currently studying stem cell therapy for degenerative disk disease, which may provide a new pathway for nonsurgical treatment of earlier-stage spinal disorders," Eastlack says.

For 699 more peer-recommended physicians practicing the latest and greatest, view the full list of San Diego's Top Doctors 2016.

 

Photography by Robert Benson, Paul Body, Jennifer Siegwart, and Becca Batista


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Top Doctors 2016: Innovation in Health and Medicine

San Diego's 2016 Top Doctors

700 physicians in 76 specialties, from pediatrics and rheumatology to plastic surgery and dermatology.

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