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  • UC San Diego Medical Center
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    200 W. Arbor Drive
    San Diego, CA 92103
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About Margaret Amaral, OTR/L, CHT

Margaret Amaral is a registered and licensed occupational therapist (OTR/L) and certified hand therapist (CHT). Her expertise includes physical agent modalities (PAMs) and treating a wide range injuries and conditions, including tendon repairs, arthritis, fractures, and complex reconstructive repairs of the hand such as digital replantation, crush injures and nerve repairs.

Amaral has been with UC San Diego Health for over 15 years. She feels the best part of her job is seeing her patients achieve their goals and return to their normal level of functioning.

Previously, Amaral served as director of the Hand Therapy Program at Balboa Naval Medical Center. She also held positions with the Occupational Therapy Association of California (OTAC) and the American Society of Hand Therapists (ASHT).

She earned her bachelor's of science degree in occupational therapy from University of Southern California.

Amaral is a member of the National Board of Occupational Therapy and the Hand Therapy Certification Commission.

She received the Marty Evert Service Award from the OTAC San Diego Chapter in 1991.

Outside of work, Amaral enjoys spending time with her family, playing tennis, swimming and hiking.

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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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Gender

  • Female

Date Joined Staff

  • 2007-11-08

Board Certifications

  • Certified Hand Therapist (CHT)
  • National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (OTR®)

Conditions and Treatments

  • Hand Therapy
  • Physical Agent Modalities (PAMs)
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