Dr. Joseph Hopkins Rapp MD

Dr. Joseph Rapp is a vascular surgery doctor in San Francisco, California and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including San Franciso Veterans Affairs Medical Center and St. Mary's Medical Center. He received his medical degree from Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine and has been in practice for 41 years. Dr. Rapp accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 6 doctors at San Franciso Veterans Affairs Medical Center and one of 12 at St. Mary's Medical Center who specialize in Vascular Surgery.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

General Vascular Surgery

Hospital Affiliation

San Franciso Veterans Affairs Medical Center

UCSF Medical Center

VA Northern California Health Care System

St. Mary's Medical Center

Education & Medical Training

Tufts Medical Center
Residency, General Surgery, 1974–1978

VA Medical Center (Boston MA)
Residency, General Surgery, 1978–1978

Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
Residency, Internal Medicine, 1973–1974

Oregon Health & Science University
Residency, Internal Medicine, 1979–1980

Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine
Class of 1973

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Surgery
Certified in Surgery

American Board of Surgery
Certified in Vascular Surgery

CA State Medical License
Active through 2014

Awards, Honors & Recognition

Fellow (FACS), American College of Surgeons

Publications & Presentations

Natural varicella-zoster virus reactivation shortly after varicella immunization in a child.
Kohl, S., Rapp, J., La Russa, P., Gershon, A. A., Steinberg, S. P.

Vitamin D deficiency is associated with mortality and adverse vascular access outcomes in patients with end-stage renal disease.
Walker, J. P.,Hiramoto, J. S.,Gasper, W. J.,Auyang, P.,Conte, M. S.,Rapp, J. H.,Lovett, D. H.,Owens, C. D.

Inducible Apoe Gene Repair in Hypomorphic ApoE Mice Deficient in the Low-Density Lipoprotein Receptor Promotes Atheroma Stabilization with a Human-Like Lipoprotein Profile.
Eberlé, D.,Luk, F. S.,Kim, R. Y.,Olivas, V. R.,Kumar, N.,Posada, J. M.,Li, K.,Gaudreault, N.,Rapp, J. H.,Raffai, R. L.

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Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna HMO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Blue Shield California PPO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • CIGNA PPO
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
  • BCBS California PPO
  • CIGNA HMO
  • Health Net California Large Group PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO - Kaiser
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS

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