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J. M. Uszler

Languages: English
Specialties:
Accepting New Patients
Professional Statement
John Michael Uszler, M.D., M.S. As a board certified Nuclear Medicine physician he has 4 decades of academic and clinical experience in hospital-based care and in private practice in California and Florida. Dr. Uszler completed an NIH Fellowship in Academic Nuclear Medicine at UCLA, during which time he was awarded a Master's Degree in Medical Physics from UCLA. His Master's Thesis, Human Central Nervous System Perfusion Scanning with 123 I-iodoantipyrine published in Radiology, April, 1975, was the catalyst for his next 40 years of clinical application of brain function imaging. He lectures frequently on SPECT brain imaging in traumatic brain injury and in Autism Spectrum Disorders. Dr. Uszler is nationally recognized for his expertise of brain SPECT imaging of disorders such as Autistic Spectrum Disorders, Cerebral Palsy, ADD/ADHD, near-drowning, closed head trauma, toxic encephalopathy, stroke and dementia, and in using SPECT and PET brain function imaging to follow the effectiveness of various therapies of these conditions, particularly Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy.
Education
Institution
Type
Field of Study
Year
Medical College Of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
Medical School
1968
LAC - USC Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
Internship
1969
UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
Residency
Radiological Sciences (Nuclear Medicine)
1974
Good Samaritan Hospital, Los Angeles, CA
Residency
Internal Medicine
1970
UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
Fellowship
Medical Physics
1975
UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
Fellowship
Nuclear Medicine
1974
Professional Associations
PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES:
  • 2006- Present Scientific Advisory Board, US Autism Asperger Association
  • 2004- Present Medical Advisor, International Hyperbaric Association
  • 1993- 2010 Member, Los Angeles Radiological Society
  • 1991- 2016 Member, Brain Imaging Council, Society of Nuclear Medicine
  • 1990- 2014 Member, Harbor-UCLA Research and Education Institute
  • 1979- 2015 Member, American College of Nuclear Physicians
  • 1970- Present Member, Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
  • 1979-1991 Member, Computer Council, Society of Nuclear Medicine
  • 1979-1990 Member, Academic Council, Society of Nuclear Medicine
  • 1980-1988 Member, Board of Trustees of Southern California Chapter,
  • Society of Nuclear Medicine
  • 1975-1979 Member, American College of Physicians
Health Plans Accepted
  • Aetna POS/EPO
  • Aetna Preferred Provider Organization
  • Anthem Blue Cross California Care HMO
  • Cigna POS/EPO
  • Cigna Preferred Provider Organization (PPO)
  • Health Net PPO/EPO/POS
  • Medi-Cal
  • Medi-Medi (Medicare-Medi-Cal)
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Preferred Health Systems PPO
  • Private Healthcare System PPO/POS
  • United Healthcare EPO
  • United Healthcare POS
  • United Healthcare PPO
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Nuclear Medicine, Nuclear Medicine
Clinical Interests
  • Dementia
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Mild Cognitive Impairment
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
 
Providence Saint John's Health Center - Nuclear Medicine
2121 Santa Monica Boulevard
Santa Monica, CA 90404
(310) 315-6151
Affiliated Facilities
Providence Saint John's Health Center