Dr. Bryan Clary, MD

Dr. Bryan Clary, MD

General Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 53
Dr. Bryan Clary, MD is a general surgery specialist in La Jolla, CA and has been practicing for 18 years. He graduated from Univ Of Ca in 1991 and specializes in general surgery.Read his story

9300 Campus Point Dr

La Jolla, CA 92037

Contact Information

(858) 657-7000

Insurance Accepted

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

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Top Care Areas

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Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
more than 52% of peers
Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
more than 48% of peers
Abdominal Disorders
more than 39% of peers

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Dr. Clary's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Clary "Bryan Clary, MD, is a board-certified surgeon who provides surgical care for patients with diseases of the liver, pancreas and bile ducts. He is a part of the gastroin..."

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Clary "Bryan Clary, MD, is a board-certified surgeon who provides surgical care for patients with diseases of the liver, pancreas and bile ducts. He is a part of the gastrointestinal and pancreatic cancer teams at Moores Cancer Center at UC San Diego Health. Dr. Clary has extensive experience in performing surgeries associated with cancers of the liver, pancreas, gallbladder, and bile ducts. He is nationally recognized for excellent outcomes following these complex procedures.Dr. Clary was recruited in 2015 to lead UC San Diego's highly ranked and widely recognized surgery programs as the chair of the Department of Surgery for UC San Diego School of Medicine and as surgeon-in-chief for UC San Diego Health. Dr. Clary earned his medical degree from University of California, San Francisco, and completed general surgery residency training at Duke University Medical Center. He then performed a fellowship in advanced cancer surgery at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center before returning to Duke to join the surgery faculty. Dr. Clary served as chief of hepatobiliary surgery at Duke University Medical Center for 15 years, and as vice-chief of the Division of Surgical Oncology. He earned numerous awards for his clinical care, teaching and research. His research is focused on developing new therapies for metastatic liver cancer and on improving surgical outcomes in patients undergoing surgery for cancers of the liver, pancreas and bile ducts. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS) and serves on the executive councils of the Society for Clinical Surgery and the Americas Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association. UC San Diego Health Links For more information, see http://health.ucsd.edu/specialties/surgery/Pages/default.aspxSurgical Services.For more information on cancer treatment at UC San Diego Health, see https://health.ucsd.edu/specialties/cancer/Pages/default.aspxMoores Cancer Center."


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1  Specialties

  • General Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

52  Conditions Treated


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33  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biliary Drainage
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Excision of Bile Duct Tumor
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Fecal Impaction Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrotomy
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hepatectomy
  • Hernia Repair
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Pancreatectomy (incl. Pancreas Transplant and Whipple Procedure)
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Tracheal Surgery


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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.


  • Univ Of Ca
    Medical School | Graduated 1991
  • Duke University Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1992
  • Duke University Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1998
  • Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2000

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Clary has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Clary's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Clary to family and friends
7 total reviews (1 has a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (7)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Clary's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    31 to 45 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

Dr. Clary & his team are the best! He performed the “whipple procedure” on May 25th of last year; a very intricate surgery which lasted almost nine hours!He has performed this surgery about 300 times! He is very thorough in his explanation of the surgery; I used to call him “professor”. He was...more
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