David E.J. Bazzo, M.D., FAAFP, CAQSM, is a Clinical Professor of Family Medicine at the UCSD School of Medicine. He is board certified in Family Medicine and has a Certificate of Added Qualification in Sports Medicine. He is Director of the Fitness for Duty Program for the UCSD Physician Assessment and Clinical Education (PACE) Program as well as Course Director for a number of their educational offerings. Dr. Bazzo has an active practice in Family and Sports Medicine. He is Co-Director of the Primary Care Core Clerkship for 3rd year medical students in addition to his clinical teaching roles for all medical students, family medicine residents and sports medicine fellows. He has an active interest in physician assessment and meaningful education at all levels of medicine - medical school through active practice. He has lectured nationally and internationally on a number of topics including Sports Medicine, Osteoarthritis, Headache, Neurologic issues, Communications, Pain management and Physician Assessment.
Dr. Bazzo is President of the California Academy of Family Physicians and Past President of the San Diego County Medical Society. He serves as Head Team Physician for the San Diego Seals Professional Indoor Lacrosse and is team physician or consulting physician for numerous sports teams including other professional, Olympic, collegiate, and high school level. He was voted one of San Diego’s “Top Doctors” for the last 15 years in Family Medicine and/or Sports Medicine by his peers. He is the 2011 recipient of the Barbara Harris Award for Educational Excellence. The selection was made by the California Academy of Family Physicians Foundation Board. He also received the California Medical Association Board of Trustees 2019 Gary Nye, M.D. Award for Physician Health & Well-Being.