We’re pleased to announce the recent arrival of our newest team members: Mark Kadden, MD (Gastroenterology) and Stefan Moldovan, MD (General Surgery). Both are located at our Escondido Office at 225 East Second Avenue.

Mark Kadden, MD

As a board certified Gastroenterologist, Dr. Kadden is focused on the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the gastrointestinal tract. Dr. Kadden practices general Gastroenterology and Hepatology. He performs Endoscopic procedures including Upper Endoscopy, Colonoscopy, and Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP).

Dr. Kadden received a bachelor’s degree in Economics from UCLA in 1978, graduating cum laude. He earned his medical degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin, where he was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society. He also won the Engstrom Award for exceptional proficiency and scholarship in Internal Medicine, as well as the Quick Award for outstanding scholarship in Biochemistry. He completed his Medical Residency (1987) and Gastroenterology Fellowship (1989) at UCSD. After completing his fellowship he was a Clinical Instructor at UCSD before entering private practice in Escondido in 1990. Dr. Kadden is a member of the American Gastroenterological Association and San Diego County Medical Society. He was named Doctor of the Year at the Escondido Surgery Center in 2009, and is a three-time winner of Best Specialist Office from Sharp Community Medical Group.

Stefan Moldovan, MD

As a board certified General Surgeon, Dr. Moldovan specializes in managing the operative needs of patients with a broad spectrum of conditions, including diseases of the alimentary tract and abdomen.

Dr. Moldovan received his undergraduate and medical training in Bucharest, Romania. He earned his B.S. degree in Mathematics and Physics from the Gheorghe Lazăr National College in Bucharest in 1982, and his Medical Degree from the Carol Davila Institute of Medicine and Pharmacy in Bucharest in 1989. He completed Surgery Internship and Residency Programs at the University of California, Los Angeles Medical Center (UCLAMC) and VA Wadsworth Hospital in 1996. He completed a second Surgery Residency Program at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas in 2002 and served as Chief Resident in Surgery from 2001 to 2002. After finishing his Residency he worked there two years as an Assistant Professor of Surgery.

Dr. Moldovan has co-authored numerous scientific research papers and has received multiple honors and awards for patient satisfaction and quality care. In 2007, he was a nationally-rated Top Physician in Patient Satisfaction and he received the Palomar Medical Center Quality Champion Award for Surgical Care Improvement. He was Palomar Medical Center’s Outstanding Physician of the Year in 2004. His professional affiliations include the Association for Academic Surgery, the American College of Surgeons, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

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