Family Medicine and Sports Medicine Physician | David Schechter, MD

David Schechter, M.D. is a family medicine and sports medicine physician who has been practicing for over 25 years. His practice is located in Culver City, California. (For many years he also had an office in Beverly Hills, California).  He obtained his Bachelor’s degree from Princeton University and his Medical Degree from New York University.

David Schechter has served as a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. He has lectured to patients, medical students, psychologists, and doctors around the region and nationally.  He is the author of several books and medical articles.  He has consulted with a number of companies to ensure quality care.

Board Certifications

  • Sports Medicine
    • Board certified 1993, (CAQ), re-certified 2003 and 2013
  • Family Medicine
    • Board certified 1987, re-certified 1994, 2001, 2008, 2018
  • Credentialed Pain Practitioner, and Diplomate Academy of Integrative Pain Management and AAPM, organizations now defunct.  Not board certified in pain management


  • Top Doctor, Men’s Health Magazine
    • 2007, Sports Medicine,
  • Top Doctor, US News and World Report
    • 2011, with special “top 1% in specialty” designation
  • Top Doctor, Los Angeles Magazine
    • 2018, 2019 Sports and Family Medicine

Career Highlights

  • Princeton University
  • NYU Medical School
  • Residency UCLA/Santa Monica Hospital
  • USC Residency Teaching
  • Quality Assurance Consultant
  • Private Practice Physician
  • Cedars-Sinai Medical Staff
  • Author
  • Dad


  • AAFM (Academy of Family Medicine)
  • APM, Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine
  • Board of Directors, Psycho-physiologic Disorders Association (PPDA)