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Interesting Articles

Aztec Game Dr. Coufal

Physician Shares Stroke Knowledge at San Diego
State Game

First Scripps La Jolla is named a comprehensive stroke center by the Joint Commission, and now everyone wants to recognize the physicians that helped the hospital earn that honor.

Maybe that’s not exactly how it happened, but Dr. Frank Coufal was honored on the court at last Saturday’s San Diego State basketball game.

Dr. Coufal was presented with a signed basketball and also participated in a live radio interview prior to the Aztecs game. Among the topics he discussed were how to recognize the signs, symptoms and treatment for stroke. Dr. Coufal was also able to include a plug for the hospital and our most recent accolade.

The whole was made possible through Scripps ongoing partnership with San Diego State. Scripps maintains a presence at Aztecs basketball games throughout the year.

Thank you to Dr. Coufal for being such a great representative of Scripps La Jolla and sharing your expertise with the community!

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Personal Best

This article explores the idea of a Surgeon Coach and the importance of striving to constantly improve professionally and personally.

Article by Boston Surgeon, Atul Gawande, found in the October 3rd issue of The New Yorker. Read Full Article

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Creating hope for children with Rare Diseases

Read about The Creating Hope Act, and the incentive to drive pharmaceutical companies to develop treatments for rare pediatric diseases. Congressman McCaul was Dr. Coufal's former classmate.

Article by U.S. Rep. Michael McCaul and U.S. Rep. G.K. Butterfield, found in the Wednesday, September 21, 2011 issue of the Houston Chronicle. Read Full Article

Direct Press

Surgery that sidelined Tiger Woods is common.Minimally invasive procedure helps Woods return to the short-game

The San Diego Union Tribune – May 2014


New case study available detailing a successful Spine Trauma Case featuring Dr. Coufal. (pg.4)



Need Neck Surgery? Dr. Coufal was recommended as the Neurosurgeon for Orange County the author Dr. Alan Cheng

OC Family Magazine – August 2011


Despite a Demanding Schedule, Top Neurosurgeon a True Renaissance Man

Rancho Santa Fe Review – July 12, 2007