Deepa Sannidhi, MD, is a board-certified family medicine physician dedicated to practicing the full breadth of primary care and caring for patients of all ages, including children, adolescents, adults and seniors. Trained in preventive medicine, Dr. Sannidhi provides chronic disease management and also helps people prevent and treat disease through lifestyle and integrative medicine. Her expertise includes women’s health, integrative medicine, and lifestyle medicine, which uses evidence-based therapeutic approaches such as nutrition, exercise, stress management, sleep and other non-drug modalities, to decrease disease risk and illness.
As a clinical instructor in the Department of Family Medicine and Public Health, Dr. Sannidhi enjoys teaching residents and medical students at UC San Diego School of Medicine about lifestyle medicine and nutrition. Her research interests include obesity and behavior change.
Dr. Sannidhi completed her family medicine residency training at Hunterdon Medical Center in Flemington, N.J. and trained as a resident in the UC San Diego/San Diego State University preventive medicine program, where she also served as chief resident. She earned her medical degree from Rutgers New Jersey Medical School and is board certified in family medicine and lifestyle medicine.
She is a member of many professional organizations, including the California Academy of Family Physicians, the American College of Preventive Medicine, the American College of Nutrition, and the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, where serves as secretary on the board of directors.
Dr. Sannidhi is married to her high school sweetheart and they have a young daughter. Outside of work, she enjoys eating at healthy restaurants and finding new ways to cook healthy and delicious food.
In addition to English, Dr. Sannidhi is fluent in Telugu and conversational in Hindi and medical Spanish.