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Viji Sankar, MD

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My specialty:
Pulmonary Diseases

My provider affiliation:
Kaiser Permanente provider

I speak: English, Hindi, Tamil

My gender: Female

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About me

Welcome to my Web page. I'm pleased to introduce myself and share with you information about my practice.

Biography

Born in a beautiful small town in North India, I completed my medical school training in Chennai (in South India) with honors. My pursuit of education brought me to the United States. I completed my internship, residency, and a year as chief resident at DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital in Detroit. The challenges of a fast-paced intensive care environment contrasted with the management of complex lung disease appealed to me. The pursuit of fellowship training in pulmonary and critical care medicine and the lure of sunny California weather brought to me to Stanford University. After three fruitful years of training, family ties drew me to San Diego, where I joined Kaiser Permanente. I am board certified in internal medicine, pulmonary medicine, and critical care medicine. I am an active member of the American College of Chest Physicians.

About my practice

With eleven other pulmonary specialists, I share an active, clinic-based practice specializing in the diagnosis and management of a variety of lung disorders. Additionally, we provide quality management of critically ill patients admitted to the intensive care units and offer inpatient consultation services to members admitted to the hospital with breathing disorders. I also have an interest in the management of patients with sleep disorder-related breathing. I believe in delivering the best possible medical care to all my patients in a compassionate, caring manner. To this end, our team will do its best to educate you about your health and help you lead a healthy life .

How I thrive

Outside of work, I strive to practice the healthy lifestyle I advocate to my patients. I enjoy running and playing badminton. My other interests include traveling and reading.

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My office

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My Provider type

Physicians and Surgeons

Medical groups and plans

Southern California Permanente Medical Group

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  • Exclusive Provider Organization (EPO)
  • HMO
  • Medi-Cal Managed Care
  • Point-of-Service Plan (POS)
  • Senior Advantage/Medicare Cost
Pulmonary Department
4647 Zion Ave, San Diego, CA 92120

Contact information

  • Admitting
  • 619-528-0140
  • California Relay Service
  • 711 (TTY for the hearing/speech impaired)
  • Operator/information
  • 619-528-5000
  • Pharmacy information/refills by phone
  • 1-866-370-1958 (toll free)

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My training, certifications and licensing

Medical school

Kilpauk Medical College
Madras

Board certification

Pulmonary Disease

American Board of Internal Medicine

Critical Care Medicine

American Board of Internal Medicine

Internal Medicine

American Board of Internal Medicine

Medical training

5th Pathway

Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge , LA

Chief Resident

Internal Medicine

Grace Hospital
Detroit , MI

Fellowship

Pulmonary Disease&Critical Care Med

Stanford University School of Medicine
Stanford , CA

Joined Permanente Medical Group

2004

Active license information

License number

A73797

License type

PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON

License issuing state

CALIFORNIA

National Provider Identifier (NPI)

1164570156
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My hospitals

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9455 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA 92123

I have admitting privileges at this hospital.

Setting the standard: Measuring care quality in our hospitals(PDF)

4647 Zion Ave, San Diego, CA 92120

I have admitting privileges at this hospital.

Setting the standard: Measuring care quality in our hospitals(PDF)

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This page was last updated on:

11/14/2018