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Andrew Wittenberg, MD, MPH, FACEP

Andrew Wittenberg, MD, MPH, FACEP

3350 E. 7th Street, # 525
Long Beach, California 90804

Phone(310) 266-6775


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Dr. Wittenberg is the Medical Director of his Emergency Department and a National Oral Board Examiner for ABEM (The American Board of Emergency Medicine). He has 15+ years of clinical experience and is a board certified fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP). Dr. Wittenberg sits on and leads multiple hospital-based quality improvement committees and has been recognized for excellence in teaching with awards from two residency programs. Dr. Wittenberg provides consultation for chart reviews, expert witness depositions, and testimony for both plaintiff and defense.


Dr. Wittenberg provides consultation for chart reviews, and expert witness depositions and testimony.

Areas of Expertise

Additional Expertise:

Sepsis, Pulmonary Embolism, Appendicitis, Ischemia, Testicular Torsion, Ovarian Torsion, Diabetic Ketoacidosis.

Areas Served

California - serving all states

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Professional Experience

Medical Director: Columbia Emergency Medical Group, Inc.
Manage a group of 30 physicians and 15 physician assistants; work with nursing and hospital leadership to maximize best practices in patient care, safety and quality measures
(2020-Present — Long Beach, CA)

Case Reviewer for MDReview©
Review emergency department cases for issues of quality and standard of care. MDReview© is a national peer-review service.
(2020 – Present)

Emergency Department Chairman: Long Beach Memorial Medical Center
Oversaw daily department operations, led improvement projects and helped manage HR issues; reviewed high-risk cases, attended multidisciplinary meetings, served as department liaison
(2014-2020 — Long Beach, CA)

Attending ED Physician: Long Beach Memorial Medical Center
Provide patient care in a 100,00+ visits/year Emergency Department including comprehensive stroke, STEMI, Trauma, and Pediatric Medical Center; precept resident physicians and physician assistants
(2007-Present — Long Beach, CA)

Attending ED Physician: Community Hospital of Long Beach
Provided patient care in a single-coverage 30,000 visits/year Emergency Department; responded to after-hour codes and rapid response calls in the hospital
(2014-2018 — Long Beach, CA)

National Oral Board Examiner: American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM)
Administer oral board exams to physicians applying for board certification; provide feedback and revisions of cases and questions used on the national board exams
(2015-Present — Chicago, IL)

Volunteer Clinical Faculty: U.C. Irvine Emergency Medicine Residency
Precept and teach emergency medicine residents rotating through the ED
(2014-Present — Long Beach, CA)

Base Station Physician: Long Beach Memorial Medical Center
Provide radio support to paramedics and EMTs calling into base station
(2007-Present — Long Beach, CA)

High School Science Teacher: Long Beach Polytechnic High School
Taught high school earth and biological science as part of the Teach for America corps
(1993-1995 — Long Beach, CA)

Emergency Medical Technician: American Medical Response and Oneida County EMS
Provided 911 response and BLS transport
(1990-1993 — Springfield, MA; Clinton, NY)


California Medical License (2004-Present)

Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) Active Registration (2004-Present)

Board Certified Diplomate: American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM) (2008-Present)


Fellow: American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP)

Member: California Chapter of ACEP (Cal-ACEP)

Awards & Honors

Off-Service Faculty Member of the Year: U.C. Irvine Emergency Medicine Residency (2013)

Hometown Hero Award: American Red Cross. Long Beach, CA (2011)

Golden Apple Teaching Award: U.C. Irvine Family Medicine Residency (2009)

Outstanding Achievement in Emergency Medicine: Temple University School of Medicine (2003)


Publications & Presentations

“EKG Interpretation for Nurses and EMT/Paramedics,” Lecture / workshop presentation. Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, Long Beach, CA, October 2017 & 2018

“From Beach to ED, Care for Patients with Cervical Spine Injuries,” Speaker at “Project Wipeout” 38th Annual Conference, Hoag Hospital Center, Newport Beach, CA, July 2017

“Use of the HEART score better allocates resources utilization in Emergency Department Patients presenting with Chest Pain,” Presented at the California ACC Annual Symposium Controversies & Advances in the Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, November 2016

Panelist: “Careers in Community Emergency Medicine,” All Los Angeles Emergency Medicine Conference, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, May 2013

Wittenberg, AG, Richard, AJ, & Conrad, SA. Venous air embolism. (2006). Retrieved from (Has since been revised by another author).

Ufberg J, Harrigan RA, Wittenberg AJ. “Acute myocardial infarction complicated by a ventricular-paced rhythm.” Journal of Emergency Medicine 2004;27(1):81-83.

Wittenberg A. & Coben J. “Evaluation of a Gun Buy-Back Program and Community Coalition Development.” Master's thesis published by the Hahnemann University School of Public Health (now Drexel University), 1998.


Emergency Medicine Residency (PGY 2-4)
LAC-USC Medical Center. Los Angeles, CA (2004-2007)

Transitional Internship (PGY 1)
Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Torrance, CA (2003-2004)

Medical Doctorate (M.D.)
Temple University School of Medicine. Philadelphia, PA (2000-2003)

Preclinical Studies
Sackler School of Medicine. Tel Aviv University, Israel (1998-2000)

Master in Public Health (M.P.H.)
Drexel University (MCP-Hahnemann University). Philadelphia, PA (1996-1998)

Post-Baccalaureate Premed Program
University of Pennsylvania. Philadelphia, PA (1995-1996)

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Psychology
Hamilton College. Clinton, NY (1989-1993)

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