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Amy Sitapati, MD

Clinical Professor

Contact Information

Medical Director, La Jolla Internal Medicine
8939 Villa La Jolla Drive, Suite 100, La Jolla CA 92037
Patient related calls: (858) 657-8000
Practice administration: John Orellana (858) 657-8367


Dr. Amy M. Sitapati holds a position of Clinical Professor in the Department of Medicine. She is passionate about clinical informatics and population health. Dr. Sitapati enjoys devising solutions in terms of vision and strategy using technology for real-world clinical application at the local level. Over the past decade, she has created a number of programs with national recognition as “best in class”. Applying more than ten years of experience in leadership, quality, grant management, and team-building; Dr. Sitapati strives to develop programs that can be used as the “gold standard”. She is active in a variety of incentive and quality programs including P4P, PQRS, MU, CIN, ACO, DSRIP.

Areas of expertise: Quality Improvement; Population Health & Registries


Current Positions:

Director, Population Health Clinical Systems UCSDH

Medical Director, La Jolla Internal Medicine UCSDH

Key Committees:

Member, Clinically Integrated Network Quality

Member, Patient Safety Committee

Member, Medical Group Quality

Member, UC Primary Care Collaborative

Ad hoc Member, AHRQ HIT


B.S. (1994) Biomedical Engineering, Case Western University, Cleveland, OH   

M.D. (1998) Medicine, Case Western University, Cleveland, OH               

Residency (2001) Internal Medicine, University of California, San Diego

“Mini-MBA” (2008) Business Administration, Anderson School of Business, The University of California, Los Angeles   

Partial Completion (2009) Clinical Research Enhancement Supplemental Training (CREST), The University of California, San Diego, CA

Completion 18 month course (2013) Health Sciences Leadership Academy (HSLA), The University of California, San Diego


Internal Medicine

Clinical Informatics


Lean Expert

Physician Builder Epic

Awards and Honors:


Nominated candidate for Truax Award

VITAL 2015 recipient of the "remarkable project" Gage Award

Current Research:

Use of Population Health Program to Impact Patient Outcomes


MED269: Clinical Decision Support (4 U course)

MED 249: Meditation in Medicine

Past Funded Projects:

(Lead) Delivery System Reform Incentive Pool (DSRIP) for Category 5 HIV transitions

(PI) ANCHOR: A Novel Care Home Optimizing Retention

(PI) Regional AIDS Education and Training Centers Program

(PI) Outpatient Early Intervention Services (EIS/MAI) with Respect to HIV Disease

(PI) HRSA/Capacity Development Award P06HA28065