Practice Locations

  • Moores Cancer Center at UC San Diego Health
    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM 8:00 AM - 5:00 PMClosed Today Closed Today
    3855 Health Sciences Drive
    La Jolla, CA 92037
    US
  • PET/CT Center at UC San Diego Health
    8:00 AM - 4:30 PM 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM 8:00 AM - 4:30 PMClosed Today Closed Today
    3960 Health Sciences Drive
    La Jolla, CA 92037
    US
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About Andrew Bruggeman, MD

Andrew Bruggeman, MD, is a radiation oncologist who specializes in using therapeutic radiation for palliative care. He works closely with the palliative care team at Moores Cancer Center to provide relief with palliative radiotherapy to people with cancer. He also treats patients with lymphoma and brain cancer and uses non-invasive cardiac radiotherapy to treat heart disease, including heart rhythm problems (arrhythmias).

An assistant professor in the Department of Radiation Medicine and Applied Sciences, Dr. Bruggeman has published many scholarly articles on palliative care, addressing topics such as pain management and end-of-life care. He was a 2018 recipient of the American Society of Clinical Oncology Young Investigator Award to improve the integration of palliative care into radiation oncology.

Dr. Bruggeman completed a residency in radiation oncology and internal medicine at UC San Diego School of Medicine. He earned his medical degree from the University of Toledo College of Medicine. He is board-certified in internal medicine. He is a member of the American Medical Association, the American Society of Radiation Oncology and the American Society of Clinical Oncology.

Outside of work, Dr. Bruggeman enjoys golf and road cycling, and was a five-year participant of Padres Pedal the Cause, an annual cycling fundraiser for cancer research in San Diego. He is conversant in Spanish.

UC San Diego Health Links
For more information, see Radiation Oncology and Cancer 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

  • University of Toledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences, Toledo, OH

Residency

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

Residency

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

Gender

  • Male

Date Joined Staff

  • 2019-08-26

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine

Conditions and Treatments

  • Lymphoma
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Central Nervous System (CNS) Tumors
  • Palliative Radiotherapy
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Tumors
  • Leukemia
  • Irregular Heartbeat (Arrhythmia)
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