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 is also a Credentialed Pain Practitioner of the Academy of Integrated Pain Management.

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, American Academy of Pain Management, 2008 through present
    • Diplomate of Academy of Integrative Pain Management; 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, 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
  • AIPM, Academy of Integrative Pain Management
  • and other organizations