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About Michael Self, MD

Michael Self, MD is a board-certified emergency medicine and critical care medicine physician. He treats people of all ages in the emergency department setting, including those with life-threatening or critical conditions, and critically ill adults in the intensive care unit. An expert in resuscitation, he serves as director the emergency department's advance resuscitation training program at UC San Diego Health.

As an instructor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at UC San Diego School of Medicine, Dr. Self is involved in the training and education of medical students, residents, and fellows. He is a member of the ECMO (extracorporeal membrane oxygenation) committee as well as the education committee for the department. His interests include clinical education, resuscitative transesophageal echocardiography, lung protective mechanical ventilation and advanced cardiac arrest management.

Dr. Self completed fellowship training in anesthesia critical care medicine at UC San Diego School of Medicine, where he also completed residency training in emergency medicine. He served as chief resident and was awarded resident teacher of the year in his final year of residency and received the Society of Academic Emergency Medicine Fellow Award in Critical Care in his final year of fellowship. He earned his medical degree from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha honors society.

He is an avid surfer and spends much of his free time enjoying the outdoors with his family.

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For more information, see Emergency Services.

Insurance Information
UC San Diego Health accepts most major health insurance plans, but you should verify that your plan covers this provider and all services and locations. The information in the link below does not apply to affiliate providers, who are not employed by UC San Diego Health.
Health Insurance Plans Accepted
Open Payments Program Notification
For informational purposes only, a link to the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Open Payments web page is provided here. The federal Physician Payments Sunshine Act requires that detailed information about payment and other payments of value worth over ten dollars ($10) from manufacturers of drugs, medical devices, and biologics to physicians and teaching hospitals be made available to the public.
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Medical Degree

  • Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL

Residency

  • UC San Diego School of Medicine, San Diego, CA

Fellowship

  • UC San Diego School of Medicine, San Diego, CA

Gender

  • Male

Date Joined Staff

  • 2022-07-01

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Emergency Medicine

Conditions and Treatments

  • Emergency Medical Services
Insurance Information
UC San Diego Health accepts most major health insurance plans, but you should verify that your plan covers this provider and all services and locations. The information in the link below does not apply to affiliate providers, who are not employed by UC San Diego Health.
Health Insurance Plans Accepted
Open Payments Program Notification
For informational purposes only, a link to the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Open Payments web page is provided here. The federal Physician Payments Sunshine Act requires that detailed information about payment and other payments of value worth over ten dollars ($10) from manufacturers of drugs, medical devices, and biologics to physicians and teaching hospitals be made available to the public.
View Open Payments data for Dr. Self