Dr. David Friedman is a board-certified psychiatrist whose practice is located in Culver City and Rancho Cucamonga.
He undertook his psychiatric residency training at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles between 1975 and 1978.
He opened his private practice immediately thereafter, specializing in general psychiatry, and additionally studied psychoanalysis, receiving a PhD in psychoanalysis in 1988.
Since the mid-1980s Dr. Friedman has served in the State of California workers compensation system as Primary and secondary Treating Physician.
Dr. Friedman has performed numerous evaluations as Agreed Medical Examiner, Independent Medical Examiner, and he also serves as panel physician for the Los Angeles County Employee Retirement Association.
He also maintains a small individual private practice.
Dr. Friedman has also been active in psychiatric teaching throughout his career. From 1979 until 2008, when Cedars closed its teaching program, he provided direct supervision to resident physicians in psychiatry during their training in Cedars-Sinai’s psychiatry residency training program, as his assignment as an Assistant clinical professor of psychiatry in the UCLA Geffen School of medicine, a position he has held since 1980.
Since 2009 he has been providing volunteer service at the Beit T’Shuvah facility in Los Angeles, a nonprofit 120 bed drug, alcohol, and behavioral disorder treatment program. For his current service to UCLA as a member of the UCLA psychiatric clinical faculty, he spends eight hours there weekly, providing uncompensated direct service to patients there, as well as providing supervision to psychiatry residents from the UCLA Geffen School of medicine who are at Beit T’shuvah for a training experience in addiction psychiatry.