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About Dr. Davidson

I am a board-certified psychiatrist who was trained in general psychiatry at Yale University and who has a successful, private practice in Beverly Hills.


I am a devoted intensive psychotherapist with 40 years of experience who has a passion for the well-being of my patients.


I am descended from a family of 32 physicians, 16 of whom are psychiatrists. I have inherited a passion for treating patients with psychotherapy from my late great uncle, psychoanalyst Philip Lehrman, M.D., who underwent training psychoanalysis with Sigmund Freud; befriended his daughter, Anna Freud; and wrote the forward to several of her classic psychoanalytic books.


I am an expert in both psychotherapy and psychopharmacology.



1974-1981 Private Practice 
New Haven, Connecticut

1975-1976 Medical Director, 
Shoreline Mental Health Service
Clinton, Connecticut 

1976-1981 Director of Admission Service
Elmcrest Psychiatric Institute
Portland, Connecticut

1976-1978 Assistant Director, Adolescent Service
Elmcrest Psychiatric Institute
Portland, Connecticut

1983-1990 Psychiatric Consultant
Department of Rehabilitation
State of California

1982-Present Private Practice

Beverly Hills, California


2009--Circle of Friends

"Recognition of the exceptional care you provide to our patients and your impact on the future of medicine"

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Los Angeles, California

2009--Commendation For Twenty-Five Years of Distinguished Service,

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Los Angeles California 


2019--Commendation For 

Thirty-Five Years of Distinguished Services,

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Los Angeles, California

2020--Top Doctors - Psychiatrist

California Magazine 


Hospital Affiliation

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center:

2010-2019 -- Associate Medical Staff


1985-2010 -- Attending Medical Staff

1985-1997 -- Member, On-Call Panel,
Emergency Room

1985 -- Consultant, 
Out-Patient Department
Department of Psychiatry

1985/1986 -- Attending

Chief, Consultation/Liaison Advisory Committee
Department Of Psychiatry


1987-1998 -- Member, On-Call Panel,
Consultation/Liaison Service

1990-1992 -- Co-Chair, 
Utilization Review Committee
Department Of Psychiatry

1991-1996 -- Psychiatric Consultant,
Swallowing Disorders Center

1992-1994 -- Member,
Psychiatric Advisory Committee
Department Of Psychiatry

1994-1995 -- Recording Secretary,
Psychiatric Advisory Committee
Department of Psychiatry

2000-2001 -- Member, In-Patient,
1995-1997 -- Psychiatric Advisory Committee 

2000-2001 -- Member, Peer Review Committee


1963-1967 B.A., English Literature
University of California at Berkeley
Berkeley, California

1967-1971 M.D.
School of Medicine
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, California

1971-1972 Internship, Psychiatry/Medicine
Hahnemann Division
Philadelphia General Hospital
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

1972-1975 Psychiatric Residency
Yale University
Department of Psychiatry 
New Haven, Connecticut



1972 Certified, Parts I, II, and III
National Board of Medical Examiners 

1980 Diplomate, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (In Psychiatry)




1975-Present Medical License--California



Professional Societies

American Psychiatric Association,

         Life Member


California Psychiatric Association

Southern California Psychiatric Society

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