Dr. Heinzerling is an Associate Professor in Residence in the UCLA Department of Family Medicine and the MedicalDirector of the UCLA Center for Behavioral and Addiction Medicine.
Dr. Heinzerling treats patients at the Santa Monica clinic location for a variety of addictions including problems with opioids (heroin, prescription pain medications, and patients with addiction and chronic pain), alcohol, marijuana, methamphetamine, and cocaine. He is certified to prescribe buprenorphine/naloxone (Suboxone®) and is experienced in the use of the monthly depot naltrexone injection (Vivitrol®).
Dr. Heinzerling’s research is focused on the development and dissemination of new anti-addiction medications. Dr. Heinzerling is a nationally recognized expert in Addiction Medicine with numerous research papers, presentations, and trainees to his credit. Dr. Heinzerling is a graduate of Stanford University School of Medicine and the Internal Medicine/Primary Care program at NYU/Bellevue Hospital where he was a Chief Resident.