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About Lawrence Ma, MD

Lawrence Ma, MD, is a board-certified pediatrician and internal medicine doctor who provides primary care for children, adults and seniors, including preventive care and diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic diseases. He is a part of UC San Diego Health's pediatrics program, which offers comprehensive care for infants, children and teenagers, through all their developmental stages, in a supportive, family-friendly environment. Specifically, Dr. Ma's areas of care focus on children with complex medical problems and helping them transition to adult care. He also has advanced training in geriatric medicine, and has a special interest in maintaining the health and wellness of older adults as they transition through the stages of aging.

As a primary care physician in an academic medical center, Dr. Ma is active in teaching medical students, residents and fellows.

He completed a fellowship in geriatrics at Stanford School of Medicine and a residency in internal medicine and pediatrics at UC San Diego School of Medicine, where he also earned his medical degree. Dr. Ma is board-certified in internal medicine, geriatrics and pediatrics. He is a member of the American College of Physicians.

During his residency, Dr. Ma received the Arnold P. Gold Foundation's Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award, one of the greatest honors among residents that recognizes an individual for their demonstrated professionalism and stature as a role model to medical students.

Outside of work, Dr. Ma enjoys cooking with friends and spending time outdoors gardening and surfing. He speaks Mandarin fluently.

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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 San Diego, School of Medicine, San Diego, CA

Residency

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

Fellowship

  • Stanford University, School of Medicine, Stanford, CA

Gender

  • Male

Languages

  • Mandarin

Date Joined Staff

  • 2016-08-29

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine
  • General Pediatrics
  • Geriatric Medicine

Conditions and Treatments

  • Children With Complex Medical Problems
  • Eldercare
  • Senior Health
  • Family Practice
  • Care for All Ages
  • Comprehensive Care for the Individual and Family
  • Overall Health and Well-Being
  • Management of Common and Long-Term Illnesses in Children and Adults
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