Steven L Mandel, MD Anesthesiologist

Steven L Mandel, MD

Anesthesiologist, Psychology and Pain Medicine
Los Angeles, CA 90045
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About Steven L Mandel MD

Steven L Mandel, MD is a health care provider primarily located in Los Angeles, CA. He has 49 years of experience. His specialties include Anesthesiologist, Psychology and Pain Medicine. Mandel is affiliated with Saint John's Hospital. He speaks English and Spanish.

Steven Mandel has received the following award:


Ketamine Clinics of Los Angeles 6801 Park Ter Ste 525 Los Angeles, CA 90045


Steven L Mandel has the following 3 specialties

Specialty Expertise

Steven L Mandel has the following 2 areas of expertise

  • Anesthesia
  • Ketamine Infusion Therapy


1 Award

  • Vitals Preferred Provider

    • Vitals Preferred Provider Award
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49 Years Experience

Keck School Of Medicine Of The University Of Southern California

Graduated in 1973

Steven L Mandel Accepts the Following Insurance

  • Cash/Self pay

More about Steven L Mandel

Ketamine Infusion Therapy

Depression Treatment | Chronic Pain Management | PTSD Relief

Steven L. Mandel, M.D. founded Ketamine Clinics of Los Angeles as part of his commitment to helping people live happier lives.  Depression and pain do not need to control you or your future.

Dr. Mandel, a founding member and the first president of the American Society of Ketamine Physicians (ASKP), is a board-certified anesthesiologist with a master’s degree in psychology.

Innovative Treatment For Depression and Mood Disorders

A series of low-dose, intravenous infusions of ketamine administered over the course of two to three weeks can provide significant relief without the negative side effects associated with antidepressant medications.  Since 2014, Ketamine Clinics Los Angeles has delivered results with over 13,000 infusions and maintained an 83% success rate - one of the highest rates of relief among any depression treatment center.  KCLA is also the first and only Ketamine Clinic accredited by AAAASF, raising the bar on patient safety and comfort.

Complex Pain Management

Ketamine provides and effective alternative for pain management, especially patients who are narcotic resistant or prefer to avoid its negative side effects.  For those who have found conventional treatment ineffective, Ketamine Infusions can reset pain receptors in the brain and restore a healthier balance, providing hope and relief.

Education, Training, and Background

Dr. Mandel completed his undergraduate education at New York University,  earned a master's degree in psychology at the University of Cincinnati Graduate School, attended medical school at the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine, and completed his post-graduate medical education at Massachusetts General Hospital and University of California in Los Angeles. 

When he isn't caring for patients, Dr. Mandel enjoys spending time with his wife of 34 years, their four children, and their dog Magellan. He can also be found aboard a sailboat or on skis atop a mountain.

As an internationally-recognized pioneer in the use of Ketamine Infusion Therapy to treat depression, suicidality, PTSD, and chronic pain conditions, Dr. Mandel has appeared on television, radio, podcasts, and in numerous publications including: The Doctors, CBS, PBS, VICE, Inc Magazine, BuzzFeed, Wired, and LA Magazine. He has personally administered over 8,500 infusions since opening Ketamine Clinics Los Angeles in 2014.