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About Stephen Bickler, MD

Dr. Bickler is a pediatric surgeon whose dedication to children has taken him to distant places.

He is professor of surgery and pediatrics at UC San Diego School of Medicine, where his research interests include surgical epidemiology in low-to-middle-income countries, pediatric malnutrition and resources for global surgery.

He spent many years working as a pediatric surgeon in developing nations. He has traveled to India, Pakistan and Guyana as part of a team of plastic surgeons providing free reconstructive surgery to children.

Dr. Bickler received the 2020 American Pediatric Surgical Association Humanitarian Award for providing surgical care to underserved children. He also received the Dennis Burkitt Fellowship to the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene in London.

He is widely published and has done presentations in the United States and Africa, Australia, Amsterdam and Hong Kong.

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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.
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Medical Degree

  • UC Irvine, School of Medicine, Irvine, CA

Gender

  • Male

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
  • Pediatric Surgery

Conditions and Treatments

  • Pediatrics
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