Dr. Bard Cosman, MD

Dr. Bard Cosman, MD

Spinal Cord Injury Medicine  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 55
Dr. Bard Cosman, MD is a spinal cord injury specialist in San Diego, CA and has been practicing for 31 years. He graduated from Columbia University College Of Physicians and Surgeons in 1987 and specializes in spinal cord injury medicine.Read his story

4168 Front St

San Diego, CA 92103

Contact Information

(858) 657-7000

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan

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Anal Disorders
more than 44% of peers
Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
more than 36% of peers
Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
more than 36% of peers

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Dr. Cosman's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Cosman "I like the combination of dealing with people and learning natural science. Also, there were role models: my father and grandfather were physicians, and my mother taught medical law and history." Dr. Cosman received the Kaiser Teaching Award, given by the third-year medical students. He has also been nominated for Humanism in Medicine Award. He is active in the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons. He has a special interest in chronic inflammatory lesions such as anal fistula, pilonidal sinus, and hidradenitis suppurativa, and in anal dysplasia and cancer, especially in the setting of HIV. He has published several articles and studies. Dr. Cosman spends his free time with his wife and four sons. He loves bicycling, running, and reading to his children.
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1  Specialties

  • Spinal Cord Injury Medicine

3  Board Certifications

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Colon & Rectal Surgery*
  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
  • Spinal Injury Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation*

15  Conditions Treated

12  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Anoscopy With Removal of Anal Tumor
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Hernia Repair
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Columbia University College Of Physicians and Surgeons
    Medical School | Graduated 1987
  • Stanford University Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1988
  • Stanford University Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • University Minn Hosps
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1995

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Cosman has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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