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About Mark Kalina, MD
Mark Kalina, MD, is a board-certified internal medicine physician providing primary care through Perlman Clinic, an independent practice with clinic offices throughout San Diego. He is a member of the UC San Diego Health Physician Network.
UC San Diego Health Physician Network is an alliance of health care providers based in San Diego, Riverside and Imperial counties. Members of the network collaborate on developing shared systems, infrastructure and quality initiatives to provide high-value health care in the region.
As an internal medicine physician, Dr. Kalina takes care of the primary care needs of people 18 and older. He has special interest in holistic primary care and values the physician-patient relationship. He likes knowing and caring for the whole person and has enjoyed his 30-year career in San Diego.
Prior to joining Perlman Clinic, Dr. Kalina was a primary care doctor for 17 years at Scripps Health, an integrative palliative care specialist at the San Diego Cancer Center and most recently worked at Pacific Pearl in La Jolla as part of an integrative team of doctors specializing in integrative medicine and reversing cardiovascular disease. His special projects include holding positions as medical director and group support leader of the Dean Ornish Program for Reversing Heart Disease in the 1990s, medical director for Scripps Clinic Community Wellness and Prevention Program and physician leader on medical missions to Fiji in 2010 and 2012.
Dr. Kalina earned his medical degree at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio and completed his internship and residency in internal medicine at UC San Diego School of Medicine. He is board certified in internal medicine.
Outside of work, Dr. Kalina enjoys the ocean, San Diego's beauty and outdoor life. He also provides support for end-of-life care through Hospice by the Sea in Solana Beach and the new movement in assisted dying.
For more information, visit Perlman Clinic.
- Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH
- UC San Diego School of Medicine, San Diego, CA
Date Joined Staff
- American Board of Internal Medicine
- This provider is an affiliate of the UC San Diego Health Physician Network but is not employed by UC San Diego Health.