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Alan Shahtaji, DO

Primary Care Physician
Assistant Professor of Family Medicine and Public Health

Primary Care

Family Medicine

Sports Medicine

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Alan Shahtaji, DO, is a board-certified family medicine doctor. He provides primary care for patients of all ages, including preventive care and treatment of acute and chronic diseases.

As an osteopathic physician, Dr. Shahtaji has a whole-body approach to medicine. He is highly experienced in manual medicine techniques to diagnose and treat restrictions in the body that contribute to pain and disease.

Dr. Shahtaji has a special interest and fellowship training in sports medicine. He is a team physician for the US Soccer Federation, UC San Diego and University of San Diego. During his sports medicine fellowship, he cared for the Division I sports teams and traveled to the College Cup with the women's soccer team and to the Music City Bowl with the football team. He also served as the team physician for the US Soccer under-17 women's team during their international camp in Croatia and Slovenia and during their World Cup in Azerbaijan.

Dr. Shahtaji is experienced in the care of concussions and non-operative orthopedic problems and has strong interest in sports medicine, exercise, nutrition and preventive care.

Dr. Shahtaji’s favorite experience from residency was providing prenatal care to an expectant mom, delivering her baby and then seeing both mom and baby in clinic. He enjoys the scope of family medicine and looks forward to partnering with his patients in the pursuit of biopsychosocial health and well-being.

As an assistant professor of family medicine and public health, Dr. Shahtaji is involved in training medical students, residents and fellows at UC San Diego School of Medicine.

Dr. Shahtaji completed his fellowship training in sports medicine at Wake Forest School of Medicine and his residency training in family medicine at UC San Diego School of Medicine. He earned his medical degree at Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is board-certified in family medicine and sports medicine.

Dr. Shahtaji enjoys yoga, soccer, running, biking, swimming and most other sports.

UC San Diego Health System Links
For more information on family medicine, see Primary Care.
For more information, see Sports Medicine.
Medical Degree:
Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, Chicago, IL (Valedictorian)
Board Certifications:
Family Medicine
Sports Medicine
Clinical Expertise Areas:
Concussion Assessment
Concussion Management
Exercise Prescriptions
Fracture management
Injury Prevention
Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT)

La Jolla - Genesee Avenue

UC San Diego Health System - La Jolla
9333 Genesee Avenue
San Diego, CA  92121

Hillcrest - 4th & Lewis Medical Offices

UC San Diego Health System - Hillcrest
4th & Lewis Medical Offices
330 Lewis Street
San Diego, CA  92103
Contact Numbers
New Patient Registration:
(800) 926-8273
Direct Clinic Line:
(858) 657-8600