Christopher Suhar, MD - Director of the Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine


Scripps is a private, nonprofit, integrated health system in San Diego, California committed to providing the highest quality care to you and your family. Whether you are looking for some of the best doctors in San Diego or need care at one of our top-ranked hospitals, Scripps offers excellent medical care as well as preventive services and wellness screenings for every stage of life. Read the 2015 Scripps Annual Report to learn more about how our forward-thinking philosophy guides our growth, collaboration, innovation, and commitment to caring for our patients — and the community. Quality Health Care: •Ranked among the nation’s best hospitals by U.S. News & World Report •Named one of the nation’s top 5 large health systems by Truven Health Analytics We Take a “Whole Person” Approach to Your Health ~ We Believe in a Universe of Wellness …where health is enriched by knowledge and practice, both ancient and modern …where the most advanced medical science and compassion meet mind, body and spirit …where the ultimate goal is wellness, vitality and quality of life At Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine, we take a “whole person” approach to health and wellness. We believe that health is dynamic, continually influenced by how we live our lives and how we relate to the world around us. And, we believe that healing starts from within. From the moment you walk through the doors of the health and healing center, you sense that the integrative approach is unlike any other. We blend evidence-based complementary and alternative therapies with conventional Western medicine in a “best of both worlds” approach to treating disease, healing, and improving health. Collaboration from East to West Because there is no magic pill for health and well-being, the road to healing requires a diverse, collaborative team of integrative medicine professionals dedicated to treating mind, body and spirit. From physicians and nurses trained at the country’s most prestigious medical centers to our full spectrum of licensed and certified practitioners in allopathic and alternative medicine, the center’s specialists are at the forefront of integrative medicine. Who we serve We care for people with cancer, diabetes, stress, women’s health issues, and many other health concerns. We empower you to promote your own healing with a full range of conventional and complementary treatments and therapies. Through clinical research, education, prevention, and lifestyle changes, you’ll discover powerful new ways to take control of your health. Meet the director ~ Dr. Christopher Suhar, director of the Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine, is passionate about blending conventional western medicine with a whole person approach. Dr. Suhar has practiced cardiology and integrative medicine at Scripps since 2005. He earned his medical degree from the Medical College of Ohio at Toledo and completed a combined residency of internal medicine and pediatrics at Loma Linda University Medical Center. He also completed fellowships in cardiovascular disease at Scripps Clinic and in integrative medicine at the University of Arizona Health Science Center. He is board certified in cardiovascular disease, internal medicine, nuclear cardiology and comprehensive echocardiography. Dr. Suhar is a member of the American College of Cardiology. As director of Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine, Dr. Suhar is responsible for overseeing all of the center’s treatment and educational programs and operations. He will continue seeing patients in his clinical practice and will maintain his clinical research work in the fields of integrative medicine and cardiology. “I’m honored and privileged to continue the strong legacy in integrative medicine that has been created for our patients at Scripps,” Dr. Suhar said. Comprehensive approach Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine was established in 1999 to provide a comprehensive and holistic approach to maintaining health. The center takes a “whole person” approach by examining both physical and psychosocial elements of health, such as emotional, spiritual and behavioral well-being. It blends evidence-based complementary therapies with conventional Western medicine, in a “best of both worlds” approach to preventing and treating disease, healing and improving health. The center offers state-of-the-art imaging technology, clinical research, education and lifestyle change programs to effectively diagnose and treat a wide range of conditions, such as heart disease, cancer, diabetes, stress, pain, weight management and other health issues. Among its many services are acupuncture, meditation, yoga, healing touch, mind-body classes, nutritional guidance, traditional medical care and a state-of-the-art fitness center. The center is part of the Scripps Health system. A native of Cincinnati, Ohio, Dr. Suhar resides in Carmel Valley with his wife and three children. Learn more about Scripps Health, a nonprofit integreated health system in San Diego, Calif.

Dr. Christopher Suhar on Integrative Cardiology


  • Scripps Health is a non-profit health care delivery network in San Diego, California, that includes:
  • * Five hospital campuses
  • * Extensive outpatient care network
  • * More than 2,600 affiliated physicians
  • * Clinical research and genomic medicine

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