Board-certified anesthesiologist, masters in psychology, Steven L Mandel M.D. is the founder and president of Ketamine Clinics of Los Angeles. Steve has had a passion for healing since he was a little boy, starting with nursing a robin back to health by feeding it with an eye-dropper after its unfortunate encounter with the neighborhood cat. Since then, he's become a pioneer among depression specialists and pain management doctors. His unique combination of experience and education in both anesthesiology and psychology makes him especially well-suited to provide IV Ketamine Infusion Therapy. He attended NYU where he majored in psychology in addition to completing his pre-medical studies. He continued his education at the University of Cincinnati Graduate School in Psychology on a full scholarship, earning his master's degree. After graduating from the USC Keck School of Medicine, Dr. Mandel did his residency in Anesthesiology at Massachusetts General Hospital and at UCLA's Center for the Health Sciences. He is board certified in Anesthesiology, with extensive experience in the provision of anesthesia in both inpatient and outpatient settings for adults and children. When he isn't caring for patients, Dr. Mandel enjoys spending time with his wife of 31 years, their 4 children, and their golden retriever Magellan. He is also an avid outdoorsman, serving as a sailing instructor and fleet surgeon for his yacht club and as a provider of outdoor emergency care as a member of the Mt. Baldy Ski Patrol.
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Steven L. Mandel M.D. believes that the keys to outstanding patient care are knowledge, experience, science, compassion, and humor. He offers personalized care geared towards service and achieves excellent results. His general view is minimal intervention necessary and patient empowerment.
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Likelihood of recommending Dr. Mandel to family and friends is 4.3 out of 5
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