Department of Surgery, VA Hospital, UCSD
Dr. Elaine Tanaka is a General Surgeon in the VA San Diego Healthcare System in La Jolla, CA where she teaches residents and medical students. She is currently creating a Breast Program at the VA Hospital and is an advocate for Women’s Health. She is also Founding President of the San Diego Chapter of the UCSD Medical Alumni Association and is actively involved in mentoring medical students. As faculty liaison for the Women in Medicine Group/American Medical Women’s Association at the UCSD School of Medicine, she is actively involved in and interested in gender equity. She received her M.D. from the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine. She completed her internship at UT Southwestern in Dallas, Texas and her residency in general surgery at the University of California, San Diego.