Welcome to Scripps Clinic Medical Group

Bringing the Best of Healthcare to San Diego for Over 95 Years

Scripps Clinic Medical Group (SCMG) is a multispecialty practice featuring one of the most diverse, accomplished medical teams in the country; over 950 physicians and Advanced Practice Clinicians across 60+ specialties comprise our membership. Composed of 9 departments and approximately 60 divisions, our average department size is 100 members and our average division size is approximately 15 members.

Medical care at Scripps Clinic began in 1924 with the creation of the Scripps Metabolic Clinic via the foresight of Ellen Browning Scripps. As the Scripps Clinic’s reputation for quality and diversity of clinical and scientific disciplines and graduate medical education programs grew, a need for its renowned and burgeoning clinical staff to organize became evident. Hence, in the 1970s, Scripps Clinic Medical Group was born. SCMG works in collaboration with Scripps Health to provide high quality comprehensive primary, secondary and tertiary medical care to their patients across San Diego and the Southwest United States, offering care at large and small clinical practice sites in La Jolla (Torrey Pines campus Geisel Pavilion and La Jolla campus Anderson Medical Pavilion), Bankers Hill, Carmel Valley, Del Mar, Rancho Bernardo, Encinitas, Coronado, Rancho San Diego, Santee, Mission Valley, Hillcrest, and Loma Portal/Liberty Station. Moreover, SCMG is recognized widely as a premiere local and regional tertiary referral center for the evaluation and management of a multitude of difficult to diagnose or treat disorders. We provide inpatient medical care at Scripps’ world-renowned hospitals: Scripps Green Hospital, Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas, and Scripps Mercy Hospital.

Inpatient and outpatient, we are proud to provide over 1.5 million patient visits per year.

As Scripps’ 100th anniversary, and SCMG’s 50th anniversary, approach, we will be celebrating the past many decades that we have honored Scripps’ and SCMG’s mission to bring the very best of medical expertise and care to San Diego residents and all who seek the expertise of SCMG clinicians.

Advancing Medical Practice from Every Perspective


Scripps Clinic Medical Group takes a three-pronged strategy to promote better science and healthcare:


    We prioritize exceptional clinical care, delivering state-of-the-art health services across our full spectrum of sixty medical, surgical and diagnostic specialties. Combining the highest quality medical services with advanced technology and true compassion for our patients, we are proud to be a key ingredient to a repeated #1 healthcare provider ranking in San Diego County for Scripps La Jolla Hospitals and Clinics.


    We cultivate a promising future for medicine with our hands-on training of the next generation of physicians through our Department of Graduate Medical Education. By providing a variety of programs for medical students, residents, fellows and more, we invest time and effort into assuring that our medical knowledge and experience, and our values of patient-centric, evidence-based care, are shared and spread throughout the practitioner community.


    How can a better understanding of medical science transform healthcare? Every day, we aim to advance the world’s understanding of science and medicine through ongoing clinical and translational biomedical research studies, along with publication and presentation of our work nationwide and worldwide.

    Learn more about our Medical Services.
    Learn more about our Research. Learn more about our Graduate Medical Education.

Our Mission

The Scripps Clinic Medical Group continuously strives for excellence in healthcare, education and research in service to our patients.

Our Vision

To be the region’s top performing multi-specialty medical group recognized for providing excellence in patient centered care, quality, cost effectiveness, safety, innovation, research and medical education.

Our Values

    We focus on achieving the best, most cost effective outcomes for our patients by continuously evolving our best practice models and measuring our results, to thereby continuously improve upon our results.


    We integrate as a group internally while aligning with community partners to grow and adapt, furthering our commitment to superior healthcare for the patients we serve.

    We provide care with the highest regard for the emotional and physical needs of our patients and their families.
    We adhere to the highest ethical standards of our profession in all aspects of our day to day operations, including those that involve direct patient care, clinical research, medical education, and business management.
    We commit to superior medical education and research in our endeavour to improve the standard of care offered to our patients and patients everywhere.

Our Success

Scripps Clinic Medical Group is proud to be recognized by the medical and scientific communities, as well as the public, for its work. A partial list of recent awards follows:

  • 2020 US News & World Report Orthopedics #1 in SD, #10 in US*
  • 2020 US News & World Report Cardiology and Heart Surgery #1 in SD, #30 in US*
  • 2020 US News & World Report Gynecology #1 in SD, #31 in US*
  • 2020 US News & World Report Urology #1 in SD, #32 in US*
  • 2020 US News & World Report Gastroenterology and GI Surgery #2 in SD, #41 in US*
  • 2020 US News & World Report Neurology and Neurosurgery #2 in SD, #48 in US*
  • 2020 US News & World Report Geriatric Care #2 in SD, #48 in US*
  • 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade (Scripps Green Hospital – A)
  • 2020 50 Best Hospitals/ Healthgrades (Scripps Green Hospital)
  • 2020 “Best Performance – Large Group” from American Medical Group Association (AMGA) for Together 2 Goal diabetes campaign with Scripps Medical Foundation
  • 2019 US News & World Report- Scripps La Jolla Hospitals and Clinics is #1 in San Diego and #4 in Southern California*
  • 2019 US News & World Report Orthopedics #1 in SD, #3 in Southern CA and #11 in the United States
  • 2019 US News & World Report Pulmonary #1 in SD, #4 in Southern CA and #12 in US*

  • 2019 US News & World Report Gynecology #1 in SD, #3 in Southern CA and #22 in US*
  • 2019 US News & World Report GI & GI Surgery #1 in SD, #4 in Southern CA and #25 in US*
  • 2019 US News & World Report Cardiology & Heart Surgery #1 in SD, #4 in Southern CA and #29 in US*
  • 2019 US News & World Report Diabetes/Endocrinology #1 in SD, #3 in Southern CA and #31 in US*
  • 2019 US News & World Report Geriatrics #2 in SD, #5 in Southern CA, #36 in US*
  • 2019 US News & World Report Neurology + Neurosurgery #2 in SD, #7 in Southern CA, #48 in US*
  • 2019 Right Care Initiative – Top Performer (>90th percentile in California) 2019 in BP, BPDM, A1c
  • 2019 Press-Ganey Guardian of Excellence Award for Patient Experience to Carmel Valley Ambulatory Surg Center
  • 2019 Health Grades Outstanding Patient Experience Award for Scripps Green Hospital
  • 2019 5 Star rating for patient experience from State of CA Office of the Patient Advocate
  • 2019 APG Elite Status 2019
  • 2018 4.5 Star Rating from Integrated Health Care Association for Medicare Advantage patients
  • 2018 APG Elite Status
  • 2018 AMGA Together to Goal Best Performance for a large group 2018
  • 2019 Scan Award for Top Performer

*Award granted to Scripps La Jolla (Green and Memorial) Hospitals and Clinics in which SCMG practices