Lawrence B. Taw, MD

Lawrence B. Taw, MD

Integrative Medicine
Primary Location
Torrance East-West Medicine
3500 Lomita Boulevard
Suite 302
Torrance, California 90505


Dr. Lawrence B. Taw is the director of the UCLA Center for East-West Medicine – Torrance. He is board certified by both the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Integrative and Holistic Medicine and is also certified in Oriental Medicine, Acupuncture and Herbology by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.

Dr. Taw received his medical degree from UCLA. He then completed his residency in internal medicine at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center—an affiliate of Stanford University—and his fellowship in integrative medicine at the UCLA Center for East-West Medicine. He received his bachelor's degree in biomedical sciences from the University of California, Riverside.

As director of the Integrative East-West Inflammation program, Dr. Taw is currently collaborating with UCLA's Division of Rheumatology to utilize an integrative medicine approach for patients with various inflammatory joint and connective tissue diseases. He is also partnering with the UCLA Center for Esophageal Disorders and the Division of Digestive Diseases to establish a unique program and optimize care for patients with functional gastrointestinal disorders.

In addition to his clinical activities, Dr. Taw is an associate clinical professor at the David Geffen School of Medicine.

For more information about Dr. Lawrence Taw's research, presentations and interviews, please visit the UCLA Center for East-West Medicine website.

Additional Medical Board Certifications
Internal Medicine Board Recertification, 2015

Patient Stories

My Story UCLA Health
Discovering the UCLA East-West Medicine Center


Medical Board Certification

Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine, 2005


UCLA Center for East West Medicine, 2006


Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, 2005


Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, 2003


UCLA School of Medicine, MD, 2001

Hospital Affiliations

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center


East-West Medicine and Inflammation


  • 2015 UCLA Exceptional Physician Award
  • Southern California Super Doctors® Rising Stars 2013
  • Fellow, American College of Physicians (FACP)