Journal of Athletic EnhancementISSN: 2324-9080

Suraj Achar

Suraj Achar
University of California, USA

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Biography

Suraj Achar, MD, is a board-certified family medicine doctor. He provides primary care for patients of all ages, including preventive care and treatment of acute and chronic diseases. Dr. Achar has repeatedly been named a “Top Doc" in San Diego Magazine’s “Physicians of Exceptional Excellence" annual survey performed in collaboration with the San Diego County Medical Society. Dr. Achar has a special interest and fellowship training in sports medicine. He helps direct the UC San Diego primary care sports medicine fellowship and has a joint appointment at Rady Children’s hospital where he also works with children in “360 sports medicine". He has clinical expertise in ultrasound guided diagnostics and procedures. Dr. Achar is the lead team physician for the San Diego Sockers (San Diego's professional indoor soccer franchise), and team physician for UC San Diego Intercollegiate Athletics, Canyon Crest Academy and Kearny High School. He is also one of the medical directors for the California State Games, an amateur youth competition involving 5,000 athletes in 20 sports. Dr. Achar was inspired to become a physician after learning about the work of Doctors Without Borders, an international medical humanitarian organization. After completing medical school, he spent six months in Kenya as part of the program, providing medical care to children amid war and poverty. Dr. Achar feels the most rewarding aspect of being a physician is "having the opportunity to really make a difference when it counts." His research work includes clinical trials related to sports medicine. He is especially interested in anabolic steroid use in children, adolescents and professional athletes. As a professor of family medicine and public health, Dr. Achar is involved in training medical students, residents and fellows at UC San Diego School of Medicine. Dr. Achar also teaches physicians from around the country at the American Academy of Family Physicians Scientific Assemblies and UC San Diego’s PACE program where he focuses on the law in medicine. Dr. Achar completed his residency and fellowship training at UC San Diego School of Medicine. He earned his medical degree at State University of New York Buffalo School of Medicine and is board-certified in both family medicine and sports medicine.

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Sports Medicine

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