The Docs
  • About Select Medical Specialists

    Select Medical Specialists is a multi-specialty medical group offering a full range of services. We treat those injured as a result of automobile accidents, slip and fall events, dog bites or other injuries. We also treat a full spectrum of Orthopaedic, Musculoskeletal, Nerve and Soft Tissue conditions with offices conveniently located throughout San Diego, CA and Murrieta, CA. Our physicians serve as medical experts upon request.

    Our Physicians and staff are committed to quality patient care and have a diverse provider base. We are able to provide the full gamet of medical care including:

    • Medical evaluations and treatment in Orthopaedics, Spinal Surgery, Pain Management, Plastic Surgery, General Surgery, Micro and Hand Surgery.
    • Diagnostic Testing: X-Rays, MRI, CT Scans, Ultrasound, NCV/EMG Testing.
    • Durable Medical Supplies.
    • Chiropractic Care.
    • Physical Therapy.
    • Pharmacy.
    • Surgery.
  • About Our Doctors

    David Kupfer M.D.

    After finishing undergraduate education at University of California, San Diego graduating as Summa Cum Laude and receiving the states Regent Scholar Award, Dr. Kupfer went to one of the nations most prestigious medical schools, University of California, San Francisco. He then spent an additional 11 years of medical and surgical training before entering practice in San Diego in 1991.

    The depth of his medical training allowed him to become triple board-certified in Plastic Surgery, Hand and Microsurgery, and in General Surgery.

    He is a Fellow member of The American College of Surgeons, The American Society of Plastic Surgeons, and multiple other medical Societies.

    Since entering practice more than 20 years ago, Dr. Kupfer has served as Chief of Plastic Surgery at Sharp Hospital San Diego, served as Medical Director to multiple outpatient ambulatory surgical centers in San Diego County and has authored and published numerous research articles. He has given multiple scientific presentations in both hand and microsurgery as well as cosmetic surgery.

    Joshua Pal M.D.

    Dr Joshua Pal graduated Cum Laude and subsequently attended medical school with training at Portsmouth Naval Hospital. After recovering from spine surgery, he went on to complete his internship in Riverside. In 2008, Dr Pal completed the requirements for licensure in medical acupuncture at Harvard Medical School.

    Dr Pal subsequently completed his residency in anesthesiology at Harvard Medical School and attended fellowship training at Stanford University. He has been on the Medical Staff at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) since 2012 as an Affiliate and Attending. He is a Diplomate with double board-certification in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, with a focus on image-guided minimally invasive procedures for the diagnosis and treatment of pain.

    Since entering practice more than 10 years ago, Dr. Pal has served as a Medical Director for outpatient ambulatory surgery centers and consulted in the development of pain therapeutics. He has given multiple scientific presentations on spinal cord stimulation, Stem Cell therapy, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injections, and other Regenerative Medicine techniques, and was recently invited to present to the County of San Diego on these topics. Dr Pal has won awards for his research in neurology and pain medicine, has published in scientific journals on non-opiate treatments of pain, and authored a textbook chapter on the advanced treatment of headaches.

    Dr Pal has extensive personal and professional interests in the minimally invasive treatment of sports injuries, as he pursues a variety of recreational athletics in his free time. He also volunteers as a ringside doctor for youth boxing in the South Bay, as well as providing pediatric anesthesia for surgical missions in developing countries, most recently with Smiles of Tecate.

  • Client Referrals

    Select Medical Specialists and our team of doctors are readily available to consult patients and their attorneys. Simply click the link below to download our New Patient Injury Form and our Lien Agreements, fill them out and either scan and email, or fax back to our office.

    FAX: (858) 560-1974

    Email Address is located on the bottom of our form


    Click on any of the links below to obtain detailed diretions to any of our office locations.

    San Diego, CA: 5395 Ruffin Road Suite 201 San Diego Ca 92123

    Chula Vista, CA: 450 4th Avenue Suite 201 Chula Vista CA 91910

    Murrieta, CA: 25495 Medical Center Dr. Suite 303 Murrieta Ca 92562

    Surgery Center - San Diego, CA 4910 Directors Place Suite 100 San Diego Ca 92121

  • Main Office:

    5395 Ruffin Road #201
    San Diego, CA 92123


    Main: (858) 560-0242
    FAX: (858) 560-1974

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