Founder of Ketamine Clinics of Los Angeles
Steven L. Mandel M.D. is the founder and president of Ketamine Clinics of Los Angeles. He is a board-certified anesthesiologist with a master’s degree in psychology who has been practicing medicine for over 35 years with extensive experience in the provision of anesthesia in both inpatient and outpatient settings for adults and children.
Dr. Mandel 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 an internationally recognized pioneer in the treatment of depression, other mood disorders, and chronic pain conditions with IV Ketamine Infusion Therapy.
He is the only physician providing Ketamine Therapy who has a degree in both anesthesiology and psychology. This unique background is the ideal combination for the provision of IV Ketamine Infusions.
To date, Dr. Mandel has personally administered over 5,000 infusions to over 700 patients. As a result of his contributions to IV Ketamine Infusion Therapy, he has been featured on the hit TV show The Doctors, WIRED video special, ROKU, PBS, CBS national news, written about in WIRED Magazine, VICE, Los Angeles Magazine, Anesthesiology News, Yahoo News, San Francisco Daily, and heard on countless radio interviews on AM & FM stations as well as podcasts and digital broadcast networks. Physicians from all over the United States seek his guidance in developing ketamine infusion clinics of their own. Dr. Mandel is known for his integrity, compassion, and humor and has an impeccable reputation among patients. See the testimonials on this website and visit his yelp page.
When he isn’t caring for patients, Dr. Mandel enjoys spending time with his wife of 32 years, their 4 children, and their golden retriever Magellan. He is also an avid outdoorsman, serving as a sailing instructor and fleet surgeon in Marina del Rey community boating and as a provider of outdoor emergency care as a member of the Mt. Baldy Ski Patrol.
- New York University, majored in psychology in addition to completing his pre-medical studies.
- University of Cincinnati Graduate School in Psychology on a full scholarship, earned his master’s degree.
- University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine, earned his medical degree.
- Massachusetts General Hospital and University of California Los Angeles Center for the Health Sciences Residency in Anesthesiology.