Adrian Jaffer, MD

Adrian Jaffer MD

Adrian Jaffer, MD

Appointments by referral only.

For more information or to schedule a visit, please talk to your primary care provider.


Member of Mammoth Hospital Medical Staff Since 2015


Allergy and Rheumatology

Board Certification

Internal Medicine

Allergy and Immunology



Fellowship Training

Scripps Clinic and Research Foundation - Division of Allergy and Immunology, La Jolla, CA, 1973-1974

Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Hospital, Boston, MA, 1972-1973

Residency Training

Northwestern Medical School, Chicago, IL, 1970-1972 – Internal Medicine


Loyola University Hospital, Maywood, IL 1969-1970

McNeal Memorial Hospital, Berwyn, IL, 1969

National Service, South Africa Army, (Medical Officer) 1968-1969

Groote Schuur Hospital, South Africa, 1966-1967

Medical Degree

University of Cape Town Medical School, Cape Town, South Africa - MBChB

Undergraduate Degree

Christian Brothers College, Cape Town, South Africa

Teaching or Professional Positions

Full Clinic Professor, Department of Medicine, UCSD School of Medicine, La Jolla, CA

Professional Memberships

Fellow of the American College of Physicians

Member of San Diego Medical Society

Member California Medical Association

Fellow of American Academy of Allergy

Member, American College of Rheumatology

Member San Diego Allergy Society


Adrian Jaffer was born in Capetown, South Africa. He attended school at Christian Brother College. His medical school training was at the University of Capetown Medical School, South Africa and his first internship was at Groote Schurn Hospital. In 1969, he immigrated to the United States because of a strong opposition to apartheid.

Dr. Jaffer repeated his internship at Loyola University Hospital in Maywood, Illinois and then a residency in Internal Medicine at Northwestern University, Chicago.

He started his fellowship in Allergy and Immunology at the Beth Israel Hospital at Harvard and came to California to complete it at Scripps Clinic and Research Foundation. In 1976, he went back to Northwestern to add another specialty in Rheumatology and went into practice in 1976 associated with Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla. Dr. Jaffer has practiced in this community since then in the specialties of Rheumatology and Allergy & Immunology. He is a Clinical Professor of Medicine in the departments of Rheumatology, Allergy and Immunology at UCSD and has actively taught the fellows in training for many years and continues to do so.

At Scripps Memorial Hospital, he was Chief of Medicine, then Chief of Staff. Dr. Jaffer has a special interest in bioethics, and headed the Bioethics Committee at Scripps Memorial for nearly 20 years - he continues to be involved in that aspect of healthcare. His personal philosophy is that the humanities are extremely important in the applications of technology to helping the sick and he has tried to maintain this balance through most of his career.

His hobbies include horseback riding, skiing and exercising.

Office Information

Doctor's Contact Information

  • Office Phone: (760) 924-4102
  • Fax: (760) 924-4146

Office Hours

Available Monthly By Appointment


Mammoth Hospital Specialty Clinic

85 Sierra Park Rd.
Mammoth Lakes,California 93546

Main: (760) 924-4102
Fax: (760) 924-4146