Dr. Andrew Shubov is director of the inpatient East-West medicine consult service at UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center. As part of the service, he and other East-West medicine physicians provide acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine diagnostic and treatment strategies to critically ill hospitalized patients. He also works alongside physicians in the outpatient extensivist clinic in Westwood to bring integrative East-West medicine to complex patients with multiple medical conditions, and he sees patients part-time in the Westlake Village East-West Medicine office. He is board certified in internal medicine and integrative medicine.
Dr. Shubov believes that the integrative East-West approach is an excellent companion to traditional Western medicine, as it incorporates the treatment of the whole patient and minimizes side effects of common modern therapies. He frequently works with patients who have chronic conditions, including inflammatory bowel disease, autoimmune disorders and chronic pain.
Dr. Shubov obtained his medical degree from the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine, and completed his internal medicine residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. He then completed his integrative medicine fellowship at the UCLA Center for East-West Medicine.
In addition to his clinical work, Dr. Shubov is an assistant clinical professor at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He is involved in research on transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation on acupuncture points for the treatment of chronic constipation and other disorders, and is also interested in research on inpatient conditions, such as advanced heart failure, autonomic dysfunction and chronic abdominal pain.
Medical Board Certification
Areas of Focus
- Acupuncture in end-stage cardiomyopathy
- Acupuncture for autonomic neuropathy
- Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) and transcutaneous electrical acupoint stimulation (TEAS) for at-home acupuncture-like effects in non-pain conditions such as chronic constipation, insomnia, anxiety, nausea
- Inpatient integrative medicine
- Shubov A, Taw L. Treatment of Posttraumatic Abdominal Autonomic Neuropathy Manifesting as Functional Dyspepsia and Chronic Constipation: An Integrative East-West Approach. Global Advances in Health and Medicine. 2015;4(4):56-60. doi:10.7453/gahmj.2014.081.
- Kevin Liou, MD; Andrew Shubov, MD; and Lawrence B. Taw, MD. "More than a Gut Feeling: An Integrative East-West Approach to Managing Severe Abdominal Pain Associated with Irritable Bowel Syndrome" Proceedings of UCLA Healthcare. Vol 19, July 2015.
- Shubov A, Jagannathan P, Chin-Hong PV. Pantoea agglomerans pneumonia in a heart-lung transplant recipient: case report and a review of an emerging pathogen in immunocompromised hosts. Transpl Infect Dis. 2011 Oct;13(5):536-9.