Faculty & Staff at TUC

JC Buller

JC Buller

College: College of Osteopathic Medicine

Department: Clinical Education

Title: Associate Dean, Clinical Education

Phone: (707) 638-5243

E-Mail: juancarlos.buller@tu.edu

Office: Administration and Faculty 1, Rm. 215

Website: www.tu.edu

JC Buller is the current associate dean of clinical education and associate professor of medicine in the College of Osteopathic Medicine at Touro University California.  He graduated with a Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of California-San Diego and completed his residency training at Loma Linda University in Family Medicine.  He returned to San Diego for his Fellowship in Sports Medicine at the San Diego Sports Medicine Center, a program affiliated with the Stanford University School of Medicine. He has been involved in medical education for the last 11 years and has been on the clinical faculty of the University of California-Davis.  As a Team Physician, Dr. Buller has been affiliated with a number of athletic organizations including the UC Berkeley Golden Bears, Cal Maritime Keelhaulers, Sacramento State University Hornets, San Diego State University Aztecs to name a few.  Dr. Buller is frequently asked to lecture at medical events, and is the author of a number of articles and book chapters.  In the recent past he has operated his own private practice in Napa together with his wife, who is also a physician in Family Medicine.  His current clinical duties include sports medicine at Kaiser Permanente, Napa where he continues to precept 3rd and 4th year medical students and coordinate the Napa core clinical site for Touro.  Aside from sports medicine and medical education, his professional interests include biomedical ethics and ambulatory procedures.  His research and scholarly activities include topics in sports injuries, faculty development and clinical curricular development.

University of California-San Francisco, School of Medicine,San Francisco CA

Fellowship: Faculty Development

Anticipated July 2012

 

Stanford University, School of Medicine,Palo Alto CA

San Diego Sports Medicine & Family Health Center,San Diego CA

Fellowship: Primary-Care Sports Medicine

July 2001

 

Loma Linda University, Medical Center, Loma Linda CA

Residency and Internship: Family Medicine

June 2000

Chief Resident

July 1999—June 2000

 

University of California-San Diego, School of Medicine, San Diego CA

Doctor of Medicine

June 1997

 

Pacific Union College, Angwin CA

University of Southern California,Los Angeles CA

Bachelor of Science: Biochemistry

June 1992

  • Associate Dean of Clinical Education

Associate Professor of Medicine

Touro University California, College of Osteopathic Medicine, Vallejo CA

2010—Present

 

  • Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine

University of California Davis, School of Medicine, Davis CA

2002—Present

 

  • Lecturer in Bioethics

Pacific Union College, Angwin CA

2008—Present

 

  • Team Physician

California State University—California Maritime Academy, Benicia CA

September 2010—June 2011

 

  • Team Physician

University of California Berkeley,Golden Bears, Berkeley CA

2004—2006

 

  • Adjunct Assistant Professor of Family & Sports Medicine

Touro University California, College of Osteopathic Medicine,Vallejo CA

2003—2010

 

  • Team Physician

Sacramento State University, Hornets, Sacramento CA

2001—2003

 

  • Fellow Team Physician

San Diego State University, Aztecs, San Diego CA

2000—2001

  • J.C. Buller; Female Cyclists and Perineal Symptoms: an experimental bicycle seat; Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine, Volume 11.  Number 4.  pp. 289-290;  2001.

 

  • J.C. Buller, M.D., F. Allen Richburg, M.D., M.S., Ken Taylor, M.D., Cheryl Matossian, M.D.; Female Cyclists and Perineal Symptoms: An Experimental Bicycle Seat; Presented at American Medical Society for Sports Medicine Annual Meeting; San Antonio, Texas. April 2001. 

 

  • J.C. Buller, M.D., F. Allen Richburg, M.D., M.S., Ken Taylor, M.D., Cheryl Matossian, M.D.; Female Cyclists and Perineal Symptoms: An Experimental Bicycle Seat; Presented at American Osteopathic Academy of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting; San Antonio, Texas. April 2001. 

 

  • J.C. Buller, M.D., Abel Yarrozu, Carl Ramsey, Kelly Morton, Ph.D., Lawrence Schneiderman, M.D.; Cancer Patients in the Intensive-Care Unit: Prognosis and Survival; Loma Linda University Residency Research Project; June 2000.

 

  • J.C. Buller, M.D., Donna Kritz-Silverstein, Ph.D., Elizabeth Barrett-Connor, M.D., Deborah Wingard, Ph.D.; Type A Behavior Pattern, Heart Disease Risk Factors, and Estrogen Replacement Therapy in Postmenopausal Women: The Rancho Bernardo StudyJournal of Women’s Health.  Volume 7. Number 1. pp. 49-56; 1998.

     

  • Awarded Weiss Preventive Medicine Research Grant

1996

  • Awarded HCOE Medical Research Grant

1996

  • Awarded HCOE Medical Research Grant

1995

  • Awarded HCOE Medical Research Grant

1994

  • National Institute of Health Research Grant

1994

  • JC Buller, M.D., Ronald Wyatt, M.D.; Presentation Given at the Kaiser Permanente Young Adult Symposium, Sports Medicine: Treating the Injured Athlete and Keeping them Safe, October 21, 2011.

 

  • JC Buller, M.D.; Musculoskeletal CME Series; Given to Kaiser Permanente, Napa-Solano; 2010-2011.

 

  • JC Buller, M.D., Walter Hartwig, Ph.D., Jennifer Weiss, D.O.; Clinical Rotations Manual for Medical Students and Faculty; 2011

 

  • JC Buller, M.D.; Presentation Given at the Kaiser Permanente Young Adult Symposium; Back Pain in the Young Adult; October 23, 2010.

 

  • JC Buller, M.D.; Course #: RELT 440, Christian Bioethics; Taught at Pacific Union College; Spring 2008, 2010

 

  • JC Buller, M.D.; Presentation Given at the Kaiser Permanente Musculoskeletal Medicine Conference for the Upper Extremity; The Shoulder That Doesn’t Move; March 26, 2010.

 

  • Mark D. Bracker, M.D., Suraj Achar, M.D., Todd May, D.O., J.C. Buller, M.D., Wilma J. Wooten, M.D.; Musculoskeletal Problems in Children; In Robert B Taylor’s (Ed) Taylor’s Musculoskeletal Problems and Injuries A Handbook; 2006.

 

  • Mark D. Bracker, M.D., Suraj Achar, M.D., J.C. Buller, M.D., Todd May, D.O., Wilma J. Wooten, M.D.; Musculoskeletal Problems in Children; In Robert B Taylor’s (Ed) Family Medicine: Principles and Practice, Sixth Edition; 2002.

 

  • Lauren Simon, M.D., J.C. Buller, M.D.; Back Pain and InjuriesIn Richard B. Birrer’s, M.D., M.P.H., (Ed) Pediatric Sports Medicine in Primary Care; 2002.

 

  • J.C. Buller, M.D.; Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) TearIn Mark Bracker’s, M.D. (Ed) The Five Minute Sports Medicine Consult; 2002.

 

  • J.C. Buller, M.D., Walter Calmbach, M.D.; Flexor Avulsion/ Jersey FingerIn Mark Bracker’s, M.D. (Ed) The Five Minute Sports Medicine Consult; 2002.

 

  • J.C. Buller; Female Cyclists and Perineal Symptoms: an experimental bicycle seat; Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine, Volume 11.  Number 4.  pp. 289-290;  2001.

 

  • J.C. Buller, M.D., F. Allen Richburg, M.D., M.S., Ken Taylor, M.D., Cheryl Matossian, M.D.; Female Cyclists and Perineal Symptoms: An Experimental Bicycle Seat; Presented at American Medical Society for Sports Medicine Annual Meeting; San Antonio, Texas. April 2001. 

 

  • J.C. Buller, M.D., F. Allen Richburg, M.D., M.S., Ken Taylor, M.D., Cheryl Matossian, M.D.; Female Cyclists and Perineal Symptoms: An Experimental Bicycle Seat; Presented at American Osteopathic Academy of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting; San Antonio, Texas. April 2001. 

 

  • J.C. Buller, M.D., Abel Yarrozu, Carl Ramsey, Kelly Morton, Ph.D., Lawrence Schneiderman, M.D.; Cancer Patients in the Intensive-Care Unit: Prognosis and Survival; Loma Linda University Residency Research Project; June 2000.

 

  • J.C. Buller, M.D., Donna Kritz-Silverstein, Ph.D., Elizabeth Barrett-Connor, M.D., Deborah Wingard, Ph.D.; Type A Behavior Pattern, Heart Disease Risk Factors, and Estrogen Replacement Therapy in Postmenopausal Women: The Rancho Bernardo StudyJournal of Women’s Health.  Volume 7. Number 1. pp. 49-56; 1998.

 

  • J.C. Buller; Hepatic Medical Illustration; in Helene M. Hoffman, Ph.D., Ann  E. Irwin, M.D., Susan K. Adornato, Michel Kripalani’s Med Pics Series, An Image Library For Medical Education. Denver: Micron BioSystems; 1995.
  • Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, Vallejo & Vacaville CA

July 2009—2011

 

  • Queen of the Valley Medical Center, Napa CA

February 2003—2010

Chair of Bioethics

2007—2009

 

  • Methodist Hospital, Sacramento CA

November 2001—September 2003

 

  • Alvarado Hospital, San Diego CA

July 2000—July 2001

 

  • Loma Linda University Medical Center, Loma Linda CA

June 1997—July 2001

  

  • Team Physician

California State University—Cal Maritime Academy, Benicia CA

Rugby

September 2010—August 2011

 

  • Event Physician

Napa Valley Marathon, Napa CA

2007, 2010, 2012

 

  • Team Physician

Napa High & Vintage High Football Programs, Napa CA

2003—2009

 

  • Team Physician

University of California Berkeley, Golden Bears, Berkeley CA

Track and Field, Crew

2004—2006

 

  • Team Physician

The East—West Shrine Game

Game 80 of the Annual Post-Season College Football All-Star Game, San Francisco CA

2005

 

  • Event Physician

Folsom International Triathlon, Folsom CA

2003

 

  • Team Physician

Sacramento State University, Hornets, Sacramento CA

Men and Women’s Basketball, Men and Women’s Volleyball

2001—2003

 

  • Fellow Team Physician

Senior Olympics, Chula Vista CA

2000, 2001

 

  • Fellow Team Physician

Olympic Training Center, Chula Vista CA

2000—2001

 

  • Fellow Team Physician

San Diego State University, Aztecs, San Diego CA

Football, Womens Basketball, Men’s and Women’s Soccer

2000—2001

 

  • Event Medical Director

San Diego Bayfair Thunderboats Race, San Diego CA

September 2000

 

  • Event Physician

Suzuki Rock ‘N’ Roll Marathon, San Diego CA

May 1999, June 2000, June 2001

 

  • Event Physician

Ironman California, Oceanside CA

2001

 

  • Event Physician

San Diego Grand Prix

2001

 

  • Fellow Team Physician

The San Diego Spirit WUSA professional women’s soccer team, San Diego CA

2001

 

  • Fellow Team Physician

San Diego Stars Professional Men’s Soccer Team, San Diego CA

2001

 

  • Fellow Team Physician

San Diego Gulls Professional Hockey Team, San Diego CA

2000—2001

 

  • Fellow Team Physician

Grossmont College Athletics, San Diego CA

Football

2000—2001

 

  • Fellow Team Physician

San Diego OMBAC Professional Rugby Organization, San Diego CA

2001

 

  • Team Physician

Horizon High School Football, San Diego CA

2000—2001

 

  • Resident Event Physician

Redlands Bicycle Classic, Redlands CA

1998, 1999, 2000

 

  • Resident Team Physician

University of Redlands Athletics, Redlands CA

Football

1998—1999

  • Hispanic Center of Excellence (HCOE) Scholar

1993—1997

 

  • Associate Dean of Clinical Education & Associate Professor of Medicine

Touro University Califonia, College of Osteopathic Medicine, Vallejo CA

August 2010—Present

 

  • Physician, Sports & Family Medicine

The Permanente Medical Group (of Northern California), Napa CA

March 2009—Present

 

  • Self Employed Co-owner of Medical Practice

JC Buller, MD & AM Clarke, MD, Inc., Napa CA

January 2006—February 2009

 

  • Attending Family and Sports Medicine Physician

George Freidman and Associates, Napa CA

February 2003—February 2006

 

  • Attending Family and Sports Medicine Physician

Associated Family Physicians, Sacramento CA

August 2001—February 2003

 

  • Sports Medicine Fellow

San Diego Sports Medicine and Family Health Center, San Diego CA

July 2000—July 2001

 

  • Family Medicine Resident

Loma Linda University, Medical Center, Loma Linda CA

July 1997—June 2000

 

  • Urgent Care Physician

Beaver Medical Group Extended Care, Highland CA

Sept. 1999—July 2000

 

  • Medical Director

Next Guest Home Hospice, San Bernardino CA

April 1999—January 2000

Last Updated: 3/15/16