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About Michael J. Wilkinson, MD

Michael Wilkinson, MD, is a board–certified cardiologist and lipidologist who directs the advanced lipid treatment program at UC San Diego Health.

As an assistant professor of medicine, Dr. Wilkinson is also actively engaged in teaching and mentoring students, residents, and fellows in preventive cardiology and lipidology. UC San Diego Health recognizes his excellence in outpatient specialty teaching.

Dr. Wilkinson's research interests include lifestyle change and novel drug therapies for patients at risk for cardiovascular disease. In addition to those with cardiometabolic conditions and all forms of dyslipidemia. He has received grant support for his research from the American College of Cardiology and the National Institutes of Health, among other agencies.

Dr. Wilkinson has contributed to book chapters and served as a co-editor for a textbook focused on preventing and treating cardiovascular disease through nutrition and diet. He has published many manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals.

Dr. Wilkinson currently serves as a board member and secretary of the Pacific Lipid Association and is an editorial board member of the American Journal of Preventive Cardiology.

Dr. Wilkinson completed a cardiovascular disease fellowship at UC San Diego School of Medicine, serving as chief fellow. He did his residency in internal medicine at The University of Chicago. He earned his medical degree from Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia.

Dr. Wilkinson is board certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular medicine, echocardiography, and clinical lipidology.

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For more information, see Cardiovascular Services.

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

Medical Degree

  • Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

Fellowship

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

Residency

  • The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Gender

  • Male

Date Joined Staff

  • 2018-07-01

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Clinical Lipidology
  • American Board of Cardiovascular Disease
  • National Board of Echocardiography

Conditions and Treatments

  • Heart Disease Prevention
  • Preventive Cardiology
  • Advanced Echocardiography
  • Dyslipidemia
  • Cardiometabolic Disease
  • Complex Lipid Disorders
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Coronary Artery Disease
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
  • Cardiology