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Closing Remarks

Dr. Angela SciosciaThis year our closing remarks will be provided by Dr. Angela Scioscia, Chief Medical Officer, UC San Diego Health.

Angela Scioscia.pngAngela Scioscia, MD, joined the UC San Diego faculty in 1989, and has been chief medical officer (CMO) of UC San Diego Health System since 2004. As CMO, she works to ensure that the highest safety and quality standards are being met, and that the entire staff works together to provide patient-centered care through a multidisciplinary and integrated approach.

Dr. Scioscia, a professor in reproductive medicine, is board-certified in obstetrics and gynecology, maternal-fetal medicine and medical genetics. Prior to assuming the role of chief medical officer, she was the director of the UC San Diego Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment Center for 15 years.

Dr. Scioscia completed her internship, residency and two fellowships at Yale University School of Medicine. She earned her medical degree at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia and her Bachelor’s of Arts at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville.

She is the recipient of numerous awards, including the San Diego Business Journal’s “Women Who Mean Business” Award in 2009. In her role as Chief Medical Officer for UC San Diego Health, she focuses on clinical quality and patient safety and under her tenure the institution has received numerous awards for superior outcomes.

Dr. Scioscia is married to Steven Plaxe, MD, director of UC San Diego Health Division of Gynecologic Oncology and they have two daughters.