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Vishar Himanshu Amin, MD

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I speak: English, Spanish

My gender: Male

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About me

Welcome! Thank you for stopping by my Web page and for the opportunity to tell you a little bit about myself. Hopefully this information will help you get to know me, my practice, and why I am excited to be a physician at Kaiser Permanente.


I am originally from Houston. Growing up, I volunteered with the American Red Cross, which is what led to my love for serving others and practicing medicine. I attended medical school in Houston but came to San Diego as quickly as I could. During my residency at UC San Diego, I found my true calling was in palliative medicine. Therefore, after residency I left to complete a fellowship in hospice and palliative medicine before coming back to practice in San Diego. I enjoy working with individuals who have serious illnesses to help them understand their illness, control their symptoms, and navigate the complex medical issues to live their best life. I also volunteer as a mentor for physicians-in-training to share my perspectives and pass on that joy of serving others.

About my practice

As a palliative care physician on the continuing care service, I have the opportunity to care for members in the hospital and at skilled nursing facilities. It is my privilege to spend time getting to know members, their families, and their life stories to build a respectful and trusting relationship. Dealing with a serious illness is life changing and requires someone who knows you as more than just a name on a chart. I have found that by working together and sharing our perspectives, we can control troublesome symptoms, achieve many short- and long-term goals, and ensure that any medical path we walk down respects each member as a whole person.

How I thrive

Keeping a healthy body and mind is extremely important to me. I enjoy running, hiking, rock climbing, and camping to stay physically active. I am about halfway to my goal of visiting every US National Park. Outside of work, I try to keep a balanced mind through reading, spending time with friends, and various activities that promote mindfulness.

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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)
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Acute Care-med/surg Department
4647 Zion Ave, San Diego, CA 92120

Contact information

  • Admitting
  • 619-528-0140
  • Advice/Appointment/Cancellations
  • 1-833-574-2273 (1-833-KP4CARE) (toll free)
  • California Relay Service
  • 711 (TTY for the hearing/speech impaired)
  • Operator
  • 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

Baylor College of Medicine
Houston , TX

Board certification

Internal Medicine

American Board of Internal Medicine


American Board of Pediatrics

Medical training


Internal Medicine & Pediatrics

University of California San Diego Medical Center
San Diego , CA


Internal Medicine & Pediatrics

University of California San Diego Medical Center
San Diego , CA


Hospice and Palliative Medicine

University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
Dallas , TX

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