Dr. Gary Vilke, MD

Dr. Gary Vilke, MD

Emergency Medicine  |  
Male  |  
Age 51
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Gary Vilke, MD is an emergency medicine doctor who practices in La Jolla, CA. He is 51 years old and has been practicing for 22 years.Read his story

9300 Campus Point Dr

La Jolla, CA 92037

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Insurance Accepted

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan

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Dr. Vilke's Experience

Dr. Vilke's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Emergency Medicine
  • Board certified in Emergency Medicine
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

Dr. Vilke's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Vilke "Gary M. Vilke, MD, is a board-certified emergency medicine physician. He is the clinical service chief of Emergency Medicine at UC San Diego Health and co-medical director of the Emergency Departments in Hillcrest and La Jolla, where he oversees the care for people with acute illnesses and injuries. Dr. Vilke’s expertise includes evaluation, immediate decision making and treatment to prevent further harm or disability in patients.Dr. Vilke enjoys being able to care for patients seeking medical help often at one the toughest times in their lives. He also embraces the opportunity to help ease pain, improve medical ailments and offer emotional support. In addition to patient care, Dr. Vilke is the medical director of Risk Management at UC San Diego Health and serves on numerous hospital committees. He also serves as the medical director of the Carlsbad Fire Department and AirLink Air Ambulance. As a professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine, Dr. Vilke instructs medical students, residents and fellows at UC San Diego School of Medicine. Within the department, he is the director of Clinical Research and leads several large, multi-center clinical trials funded by the National Institute of Health (NIH), including the Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium which studies out-of-hospital cardiac arrest and severe traumatic injury.Dr. Vilke’s research focuses on prehospital care, cardiac arrest and the delivery of medical services for law enforcement, also known as tactical medicine. He is interested in the use of tasers, restraints, neck holds and pepper spray. Dr. Vilke has coauthored over 60 book chapters and 200 articles, and his work has appeared in Resuscitation, The New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA, and Annals of Emergency Medicine, among others. He is also on the editorial board for four major medical journals and reviews for 15 journals.Dr. Vilke completed a residency in emergency medicine at UC San Diego School of Medicine, where he also earned his medical degree. He is board-certified in emergency medicine, and is a fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians (FACEP) and the American Academy of Emergency Medicine (FAAEM). He is consistently elected as a top doctor in San Diego Magazine’s “Physicians of Exceptional Excellence" annual survey performed in collaboration with the San Diego County Medical Society."


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  • Emergency Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Emergency Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Emergency Medicine*

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 1992
  • Uc San Diego Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1993
  • Uc San Diego Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1996

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Vilke has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Vilke accepts 6 insurance carriers
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Select Plus HMO
  • Cigna
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Vilke has admitting privileges

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