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David M. Kupfer, MD

Plastic Surgery

Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.


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Dr. David Kupfer received his medical degree at the prestigious University of California, San Francisco. He then served his internship and General Surgery residency at the University of California, San Diego. Dr. Kupfer continued his medical training by completing his Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery fellowship at the University of Utah Medical Center.

Dr. Kupfer specializes in plastic surgery and he is highly trained to perform a wide array of surgeries that can restore or correct the form and function of the human body. He has a special interest in corrective surgery for abnormalities of the body and malformations caused by birth defects, trauma, tumors, or disease. Dr. Kupfer also has extensive training in Hand Surgery.

Dr. Kupfer has over 20 years of medical experience and is triple board certified in General Surgery, Plastic Surgery, and Hand & Microsurgery. He has served as the Chief of Plastic Surgery at Sharp Memorial Hospital and as Medical Director at multiple outpatient ambulatory surgical center.  Dr. Kupfer is currently welcoming new patients.

Languages Spoken
  • › English
  • › Spanish
Board Certifications
  • › American Board of Plastic Surgery
Hospital Affiliations
  • › University of Utah Medical Center, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship - 1991
  • › University of California, San Diego, General Surgery Residency - 1989
  • › University of California, San Diego, Internship - 1985
  • › University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine, MD - 1984
Memberships & Associations
  • › American Society of Ambulatory Surgeons
  • › American Society for Peripheral Nerve
  • › California Society of Plastic Surgery
  • › California Society of Industrial Medicine & Surgery
  • › American College of Surgeons, Fellow
  • › The American Association for Surgery of the Hand
  • › American College of Surgeons, San Diego Chapter
  • › San Diego Society of Plastic &Reconstructive Surgeons
  • › California Medical Association
  • › American Society of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeons
  • › American Medical Society
  • › California Ambulatory Surgery Association
  • › Federal Ambulatory Surgery Association
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5395 Ruffin Road
Ste. 201
San Diego, CA, 92123

Insurances Accepted
  • Aetna
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage
  • Arizona Foundation
  • Beech Street
  • Beech Street (Workers' Comp)
  • CorVel (Workers' Comp)
  • Coventry / First Health
  • Coventry / First Health (Workers' Comp)
  • Focus Healthcare
  • Fortified Provider Network
  • Galaxy Health Network
  • Great-West Healthcare
  • Health Management Network, Inc.
  • Humana ChoiceCare
  • Interplan / HealthSmart
  • Interplan / HealthSmart (Workers' Comp)
  • MultiPlan
  • MultiPlan (Workers' Comp)
  • Pacific Foundation SISC (Workers' Comp)
  • Pacific Foundation for Medical Care
  • Pacific Health Alliance
  • Prime Health Services
  • Prime Health Services (Workers' Comp)
  • Private Healthcare Systems (PHCS)
  • Scripps Employee Medical Plan
  • St. Paul's Eldercare
  • Three Rivers
  • Three Rivers (Workers' Comp)
  • USA MCO (Workers' Comp)

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