Orange County Medical Association recognizes 115 UC Irvine Health doctors as Physicians of Excellence

April 27, 2015

The 2015 Orange County Medical Association Physicians of Excellence list includes 115 UC Irvine Health doctors. The list was published in a special supplement of Coast magazine inserted into the Orange County Register.

The issue also includes a profile of Dr. Shaista Malik, director of the UC Irvine Health Preventive Cardiology Program and Women’s Heart Program.

The Orange County Medical Association, a voluntary physician member organization that exists to promote the art and science of medicine, the protection of public health, and the betterment of the medical profession, selects the Physicians of Excellence. The list includes approximately 460 Orange County physicians in 60 specialties.

UC Irvine Health doctors practice across the county. Patients may access specialty care services in Orange at the UC Irvine Medical Center, UC Irvine Health Manchester Pavilion and UC Irvine Health Pediatric Cardiopulmonary Clinic; in Irvine at Gottschalk Medical Plaza, Gavin Herbert Eye Institute and University Head & Neck Surgeons; and in Costa Mesa at UC Irvine Health Cancer Center — Newport, Pacific Breast Care Center and UC Irvine Health Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Center.

UC Irvine Health has also opened a multi-specialty care office in Tustin that includes dermatology, ear, nose and throat, gastroenterology and digestive disease care, neurology, podiatry, pain management, rheumatology, obstetrics and gynecology services.    

Additional specialties will continue to open in the coming months, including cardiology, orthopaedics and endocrinology.

In November, more than a dozen primary care physicians opened UC Irvine Health Medical Group offices in Tustin and Orange to deliver care to the surrounding community.

To be eligible for OCMA recognition, physicians were required to be certified by a member board of the American Board of Medical Specialties, a member board of the American Board of Osteopathic Medical Specialties, or an equivalency board recognized by the Medical Board of California or Osteopathic Medical Board of California; be in good standing with the Medical Board of California or Osteopathic Medical Board of California; maintain a primary practice in Orange County for the last five years; and be in practice within his/her specialty for the last five years.  Additionally, physicians were required to meet at least two of the following criteria: physician leadership; teaching/mentoring; medical research/scientific advances; and humanitarian service.

UC Irvine Health comprises the clinical, medical education and research enterprises of the University of California, Irvine. Patients can access UC Irvine Health at physician offices throughout Orange County and at its main campus, UC Irvine Medical Center in Orange, Calif., a 411-bed acute care hospital that provides tertiary and quaternary care, ambulatory and specialty medical clinics, behavioral health and rehabilitation. U.S. News & World Report has listed it among America’s Best Hospitals for 14 consecutive years. UC Irvine Medical Center is home to Orange County’s only National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center, high-risk perinatal/neonatal program, Level I trauma center and Level II pediatric trauma center, and is the primary teaching hospital for UC Irvine School of Medicine. UC Irvine Health serves a region of more than 3 million people in Orange County, western Riverside County and southeast Los Angeles County. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter

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