Medical Oncology and Integrative Oncology
Medical Director and Director, Integrative Oncology
San Diego Cancer Research Institute. 501 (c) (3)
Integrative Oncology, Chopra Center and Mind Body Medical Group
Co-Founder, San Diego Cancer Center (now U.C. San Diego Cancer Center)
Former Medical Director, SDCC and U.C. San Diego Cancer Center
Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of California San Diego (UCSD)
Dr. Vicario was born and raised in Northern California. At a young age his family moved to Argentina where he received his education. In 1983 he graduated as medical doctor with honors from the University of Buenos Aires, School of Medicine. He then returned to his native California and was a Fellow in Clinical Pharmacology at Stanford University Medical Center. He did his Residency and was Chief Resident in Internal Medicine at the University of California 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 from 1992 to 1994 at UCSD. He has maintained a Voluntary position as Clinical Professor of Medicine at UCSD since. His research interests and publications have focused on Immunotherapy of Hematological Malignancies, treatment of advanced Head and Neck Cancers, comprehensive therapy of GU and GYN malignancies, Integrative Oncology 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 15 years. In 2011, the SDCC became part of the University of California San Diego (UCSD), and Dr. Vicario remained Medical Director until 2014 when he took a sabbatical. Dan also co-founded the San Diego Cancer Research Institute (SDCRI) in the year 2000, a non-profit 501(c) (3) organization.
Dr. Vicario created and directed the Integrative Oncology Program at the SDCC and SDCRI since 1998. He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology and Integrative Medicine. As a physician, he specializes in Medical Oncology and Integrative Oncology. For over three decades, Dan also studied, experienced and practiced several ancient healing traditions including Ayurveda. He’s been a speaker at the Chopra Center Journey into Healing since 2008 and Integrative Oncologist at the Chopra Center Mind Body Medical Group since early 2015.
Dan has served the San Diego community in a wide variety of non-profit health care related functions since 1992, including Medical Director of three Hospices for several years, Chairman of Cancer Committees, several Professional Advisory Boards, speaker for Survivorship San Diego since 1998. He has also been the recipient of several awards. Dr. Vicario has been teaching for over 30 years. He feels that his patients are and have always been his real and true teachers. Dan and his wife enjoy spending time with their four children, hiking, enjoying nature, and traveling.