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About Christanne H. Coffey, MD, FACEP

Christanne Hoffman Coffey, MD, FACEP, is a board-certified emergency medicine physician. She treats and cares for people in the emergency department, including those with life-threatening or critical conditions. Her care may include evaluation, resuscitation, stabilization, and referring patients to appropriate medical departments.

As an assistant professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine, Dr. Coffey instructs medical students, residents and fellows at UC San Diego Medical School. She serves as the fellowship director of the wilderness medicine program and co-director of two wilderness medicine courses at UC San Diego School of Medicine. Her research interests include wilderness medicine education, diving medicine, and aquatic injuries.

Prior to becoming full-time faculty at UC San Diego Health, Dr. Coffey worked as an attending physician in the emergency departments at VA San Diego Healthcare System and Pioneers Memorial Hospital in Brawley, Calif.

Dr. Coffey was the inaugural fellow in wildness medicine at UC San Diego School of Medicine. She completed a transitional internship at Scripps Mercy Hospital and completed her emergency medicine residency at UC San Diego School of Medicine, where she was chief resident. She earned her medical degree from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. She is board certified in emergency medicine.

She is a fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians (FACEP) and the chair of the Graduate Medical Education Fellowship Committee for the Wilderness Medical Society.

In her free time, Dr. Coffey enjoys hiking, cycling, scuba diving, and stand up paddle surfing.

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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

  • Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC

Fellowship

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

Residency

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

Gender

  • Female

Date Joined Staff

  • 2014-07-01

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Emergency Medicine

Conditions and Treatments

  • Emergency Medicine
  • Urgent Care
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