Daniel Vicario, M.D., ABIHM
Dr. Vicario was born and raised in Northern California. At the age of seven he moved to Argentina with his family. He did his schooling in Buenos Aires. In 1983 he received his M.D. degree with honors from the University of Buenos Aires, School of Medicine. After graduating, he returned to his native California. He was a Fellow in Clinical Pharmacology at Stanford University Medical Center. Then he moved to Southern California where he did his Internship, Residency and was Chief Resident in Internal Medicine at the University of California at Irvine. From 1989 to 1992 he was a Fellow in Hematology/Oncology at the University of California San Diego (UCSD). He was then appointed Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine from 1992 to 1994 at UCSD. He has maintained a Voluntary position as Clinical Professor of Medicine at UCSD since. His research interests early on at UCSD and publications have focused on the treatment of advanced Head and Neck Cancers, Immunotherapy of Hematological Malignancies, comprehensive therapy of GU malignancies, and improving the quality of life of patients with cancer.
In 1994 Dr. Vicario joined the Medical Group of North County (MGNC) and was co-founder of the San Diego Cancer Center (SDCC) where he was Medical Director for over a decade. In February 2011, the SDCC became part of UCSD and Dr. Vicario has become full time UCSD Medical Oncologist and Integrative Oncologist. He remains Medical Director of the U.C. San Diego Cancer Center. His subspecialty interest is Integrative Oncology.
Dr. Vicario also co-founded the San Diego Cancer Research Institute (SDCRI) in the year 2000, a non-profit 501(c)3 organization. Dr. Vicario is a pioneer in the research and application of mind-body medicine and in Integrative Medicine. He created and directs the Integrative Oncology Program at the SDCC and SDCRI since 1998. As a physician, Dr. Vicario specializes in Medical Oncology and Integrative Oncology.
Dr. Vicario has served the San Diego community in a wide variety of non-profit health care related functions since 1992, including Medical Director of two Hospices in San Diego for several years, Chairman of Cancer Committees, Professional Advisory Board and speaker for Survivorship San Diego since 1998, The Wellness Community and American Cancer Society. In 1999 Dr. Vicario was the recipient of the annual CHAD Health Hero Awards. In 2006 he received the Channel 10 News Leadership Award for the creation of the Integrative Medicine Program. In 2008 Dr. Vicario was recipient of the "Health Care Champion Award" by the San Diego Business Journal.
Dr. Vicario is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology and Integrative Medicine. Since the year 2000 he has specialized in Integrative Oncology. He enjoys teaching medical students, medical residents, fellows, other physicians, nurses, medical staff and sharing information and knowledge with cancer patients. Dr. Vicario feels that his patients are and have always been his real and true teachers.
Dr. Vicario and his wife enjoy spending time with their four children, hiking, going to the beach, and traveling.