Meet Dr. Steven L. Mandel: Founder & President
Dr. Steven L. Mandel, Founder & President, is a board-certified anesthesiologist with a master’s degree in psychology. Dr. Mandel has over 35 years of experience using ketamine and founded Ketamine Clinics Los Angeles, in 2014 and quickly became a world-renowned expert in treating depression, suicidality, PTSD, anxiety, and chronic pain with IV Ketamine Infusion Therapy. His extensive experience in the provision of anesthesia in both inpatient and outpatient settings for adults and children, along with his background in psychology, equip him with rare expertise when administering Ketamine Infusion Therapy. In fact, Steven Mandel, MD is the only physician providing Ketamine Therapy to have earned degrees in both fields.
Dr. Mandel’s passion for healing began at a young age, starting with nursing a robin back to health by feeding it with an eye-dropper after its unfortunate encounter with the neighborhood cat. Since then, he has worked to heal as many people as possible in a wide variety of clinical settings. As of the start of 2020, he has administered over 9,000 infusions to over 1,500 patients.
As a pioneer who has made countless contributions to Ketamine Infusion Therapy, he has been called upon by various films, television networks, podcasts, radio programs, magazines, and news outlets, such as The Doctors, WIRED video special, BuzzFeed, VICE, ROKU, PBS, CBS national news, ABC News, WIRED Magazine, Los Angeles Magazine, The Hollywood Reporter, Anesthesiology News, Yahoo News, San Francisco Daily, and countless others to offer his expertise on the procedure. In addition, physicians from all over the United States seek his guidance on adhering to the best practices of ketamine infusion clinics.
Meet Sam Mandel – Co-founder & Chief Operating Officer
He is a lifelong mental health advocate, actor, and entrepreneur who started Ketamine Clinics LA with his father, Dr. Steven Mandel, in early 2014. As Chief Operating Officer, Sam has made it his mission to ensure each patient receives the caliber of attention and service once exclusively reserved for celebrity clientele. This focus has translated to the highest level of patient satisfaction and treatment outcomes. Since opening its doors, KCLA has become the world’s premier clinic offering Ketamine Infusion Therapy, with a “white-glove” concierge approach to all patients.
While Dr. Mandel oversees the medical aspects of treatment, Sam brings superior service