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"For me, being a psychiatrist is
a calling. I am passionate about what I do."


Lance Steinberg, M.D.  has taught psychopharmacology internationally using humor and emphasizing clinical relevance. As Assistant Clinical Professor at UCLA (Geffen) School of Medicine, he has taught Fellows in Child Psychiatry at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, and has received two Golden Apple Awards for “Outstanding Teaching”. His seminar “Child Psychopharmacology” was awarded ‘Highest Rated Course” from 2000-2010.

Dr. Steinberg received the "Exceptional Teaching award in child psychopharmacology for 2018" from the Child Psychiatry Fellowship Program of UCLA/ San Fernando Veterans Administration.

Child Psychiatry Fellowship

UCLA San Fernando VA


 Lance Steinberg, M.D. graduated from Dartmouth Medical School and was designated a Rock Sleyster Scholar by the A.M.A. as one of the top ten medical students in psychiatry for the United States. He completed a full residency in pediatrics at UCLA and Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles, then a fellowship in adolescent medicine with an emphasis on medical-psychiatric interface at Stanford University Hospital and Clinics.  Lance Steinberg, M.D. then trained in psychiatry at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center where he has taught advanced child psychopharmacology, CBT, and self-hypnosis for over twenty years.

 Lance Steinberg, M.D. specialties include Tics, Tourette’s, OCD, ADHD, mood & anxiety disorders, Asperger’s, and Autism. Dr. Steinberg has offices in Calabasas, Encino, and Valencia.

 Lance Steinberg, M.D.



Undergraduate Degree:  BA, Magna Cum Laude (Biology & Psychology), University of  Southern California 1974-1978

Post-Graduate Degree: M.D., Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, New Hampshire 1978-1981

Fellowship: Fellow in Adolescent Medicine, Stanford University Medical Center, Palo Alto, California 1984-1985



PG-4 Psychiatry, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA            1987-1988

PG-3 Psychiatry, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA            1986-1987

PG-2 Psychiatry, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA            1985-1986


PL-3 Pediatrics, Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles, CA (USC)                1983-1984

PL-2 Pediatrics, University of California, Los Angeles, CA (UCLA)           1982-1983

PL-1 Pediatrics, University of California, Los Angeles, CA (UCLA)           1981-1982


Fellow, American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology

Diplomat, American Board of Adolescent Psychiatry

Practice Information

Practice Style: private practice and teaching

Theoretical Orientation: Psychopharmacology, CBT, Self-Hypnosis

Type of Patients: individuals, Children, adolescents, adults

Diagnostic Interests: ADHD, OCD, Tourettes, Autism Spectrum, Affective Disorders

Specialties & Hospital Affiliations

Hospital Affiliations:

  • Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

  • UCLA Medical Center

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