Neil S. Wenger, MD, MPH

Neil S. Wenger, MD, MPH

Internal Medicine
Primary Location
Westwood Internal Medicine
200 Medical Plaza
Suite 420
Los Angeles, California 90095


Neil S. Wenger is Professor in the Division of General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research at the University of California, Los Angeles and a practicing general internist with an interest in patients with complex illness. He also directs the UCLA Health System Ethics Center and leads the Advance Care Planning and Services initiative. At RAND, he is a senior scientist and has directed the Assessing Care of Vulnerable Elders (ACOVE) project. Dr. Wenger's current efforts focus on building health system-level advance care planning structures and on measuring and improving the quality of care for vulnerable older persons. Dr. Wenger's educational efforts focus on training physician fellows in health services and primary care research, training resident physicians in primary care general internal medicine, and teaching clinical ethics. He directs the HRSA-funded National Research Service Award Primary Care Research Fellowship in the Division of General Internal Medicine at UCLA. Wenger received his MD from the UCLA School of Medicine and his MPH from the UCLA School of Public Health.


Spanish, English


Medical Board Certification

Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine, 1987


UCLA School of Medicine, 1989


UCLA School of Medicine, 1990
UCLA School of Medicine, 1987


UCLA School of Medicine, 1985


UCLA School of Public Health, MPH, 1989
UCLA School of Medicine, MD, 1984


Hospital Affiliations

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center

Areas of Focus


Advanced Directives: Planning Ahead


  • Top Doctors, Los Angeles Magazine, 2021
  • Top Doctors, Los Angeles Magazine, 2018