Dr. Francesca Torriani, MD

Infectious Disease Medicine  |  
Female  |  
Age 59
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Dr. Francesca Torriani, MD
Francesca J. Torriani, MD, is a Professor of Clinical Medicine in the Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Dr. Torriani received her medical degree in 1985 from the University Medical School in Lausanne, Switzerland. In 1995, Dr. Torriani joined the UC San Diego Health System faculty after completing an Infectious Diseases Fellowship. She is fluent in 5 languages: Italian, French, German, Spanish and English. She attends in the Owen clinic, on the General Medicine Wards, on the inpatient Infectious Diseases Transplant and on General ID Consultation services. Dr. Torriani is the Medical Director of the UC San Diego Infection Prevention and Clinical Epidemiology and TB Control Units at UC San Diego Health System.In collaboration with Atlas Public Health, she has been instrumental in creating an extensive electronic microbiology surveillance and pharmacy utilization program called Guardian that allows for internal data mining, surveillance, unit specific antibiogram production, and external reporting of contagious infections to San Diego Public Health and to the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) of Healthcare Associated Infections (HAI). Since 2010, Dr. Torriani has served on the Metrics Group for CA HAI Reporting, an independent group of experts discussing best standards and methods for HAI reporting in California. Dr. Torriani has published extensively in peer-reviewed journals including The Journal of Infectious Diseases, AIDS, Journal of Clinical Microbiology, and Clinical Infectious Diseases and New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM). In June 2013, Dr. Torriani was awarded a 1.35 million dollar 3 year grant from the UC Office of the President to prevent surgical site infections (SSI). The goal of this grant is to standardize and implement the education of patients, CHG bathing and wound care after orthopedic, neurosurgical and colorectal surgeries at all 5 UC academic Medical Centers.

UC San Diego Health - Hillcrest

200 W Arbor Dr

San Diego, CA 92103

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(858) 657-7000

Dr. Francesca Torriani, MD

Dr. Francesca Torriani, MD

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  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • MultiPlan

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Dr. Torriani's Experience

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  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Infectious Disease Medicine
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Infectious Disease Medicine
  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery

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Conditions Treated

  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Fracture
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Wrist Fracture

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0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • University Of Lausanne / Faculty Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1985
  • University Ca San Diego Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Uc San Diego, School Of Medicine
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Egyyptian Arabic
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Spanish

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Dr. Torriani accepts 5 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
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  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
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  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
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Hospitals where Dr. Torriani has admitting privileges

UCSD Medical Center - Hillcrest
200 W Arbor Dr
San Diego, CA 92103
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