Dr. Bruce Michael Potenza MD Internist

Dr. Bruce Potenza is an internist in San Diego, California and is affiliated with UC San Diego Health System. He received his medical degree from Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine and has been in practice for 31 years. He is one of 61 doctors at UC San Diego Health System who specialize in Internal Medicine.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Internist: Critical Care Medicine

Hospital Affiliation

UC San Diego Health System

Education & Medical Training

C T Hayden VA Medical Center
Residency, General Surgery, 1987–1988

Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center
Residency, Internal Medicine, 1984–1987

SUNY Upstate Medical University
Residency, General Surgery, 1990–1993

University of California at San Diego
Fellowship, Surgical Critical Care, 1993–1995

Lutheran Hospital - La Crosse
Internship, Transitional Year, 1983–1984

Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine
Class of 1983

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Internal Medicine
Certified in Critical Care Medicine

American Board of Internal Medicine
Certified in Internal Medicine

American Board of Surgery
Certified in Surgery

American Board of Surgery
Certified in Surgical Critical Care

CA State Medical License
Active through 2015

AZ State Medical License
Active through 2015

Awards, Honors & Recognition

Super Doctor, SuperDoctors.com

Fellow (FCCM), American College of Critical Care Medicine

Fellow (FACS), American College of Surgeons

Publications & Presentations

Cell surface localization and release of the candidate tumor suppressor Ecrg4 from polymorphonuclear cells and monocytes activate macrophages.
Baird, A., Coimbra, R., Dang, X., Lopez, N., Lee, J., Krzyzaniak, M., Winfield, R., Potenza, B., Eliceiri, B. P.

Combat versus civilian open tibia fractures: the effect of blast mechanism on limb salvage.
Doucet, J.J., Galarneau, M.R., Potenza, B.M., Bansal, V., Lee, J.G., Schwartz, A.K., Dougherty, A.L., Dye, J., Hollingsworth-Fridlund, P., Fortlage, D., Coimbra, R.

Beach and campfire burns: a site of pleasure and tragedy.
Fraga, A.A., Fraga, G.P., Noordenbos, J., Tenenhaus, M., Castle, S., Bhavsar, D., Lee, J.G., Coimbra, R., Potenza, B.M.

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