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Meet Mark H. Hyman, MD, FACP, FIAIME

Mark H. Hyman, MD, FACP, FIAIME is an internist with more than 30 years of experience and head of the HymanHealth primary care medical practice located in the Westside of Los Angeles, California

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Personal Data

Born Detroit, Michigan. Married, 4 sons.

USA Citizenship.

Education and Postgraduate Training

1976-80  University of Michigan, BS. Cellular and Molecular Biology

1980-84  UCLA School of Medicine, M.D.

1984-87  UCLA CHS Internship and Residency in General Internal Medicine

1987-88  UCLA/Cedars-Sinai Kennamer Fellow in General Internal Medicine

Practice Overview

Special Presentations/Participation

Workshop leader for IEA Annual Awards Luncheon-five locations

Catholic Healthcare West Annual Meeting “ Disability Management and Your Medical Provider”

2004  Workshop leader for IEA Annual Awards Luncheon-five locations

Seminar, AADEP and CSIMS, “Advanced Impairment Evaluation”

Seminar, Hawaii, “Disability Management”

Seminar, ACOEM Annual Meeting, AMA Guides Brigham and Associates

Seminar, Annual Worker’s Compensation Defense Attorney’s Association        

Meeting in Palm Springs “Cardiology, Where’s the Meat”

Seminar, California AAA, “The Art of Cross Examination”

Seminar, California AAA Annual Meeting San Francisco, “ADL’s”

Invited witness, Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial                          Affairs of the US House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs

Workshop, California Worker Compensation Forum in Huntington Beach,“Deposing the Doctor”

Seminar in Reno Nevada, Use of the AMA Guides 5th and 6th editions

AADEP Annual Meeting, “ Introduction to Toxicology Causation”

CSIMS, Almaraz and Guzman, Buena Park California WCDAA, Las Vegas “Cardiovascular Evaluation” and “Deposing the AME”

 WOEMA, WOHC, “AMA Guides and Causation”

AADEP Annual Meeting, “Sleep Disorders”

California Orthopedic Association Annual Meeting, “Disease and Injury


 San Francisco, Workers’Comp Forum,“Making Workers’ Compensation 


UC Irvine Grand Rounds, “Psychometric Questionnaires”

 LA County RTW “Comprehensive Cardiovascular Evaluation and Return to Work”

 Lecture, Drasin, Yee, Klippel, “Comprehensive Cardiovascular Evaluation”

 Lecture, City of Los Angeles, “Comprehensive Cardiovascular Evaluation”

Lecture, Prindle, Amaro, Goetz, Hyllard, “Stress and Medicine”

Lecture, Bredfeldt, Odukoya & Suarez, “Comprehensive Cardiovascular   


Prevalence of Opioid Misuse and Sleep Disorders”

Lecture, AADEP, “Non-Muscoloskeletal Issues for the Disability

Evaluator” and “New Approaches to Return to Work”

Lecture, City of Los Angeles, “Deposing the Doctor” 

Lecture, Dixon & Daley, “Comprehensive Cardiovascular Evaluation”

Lecture, Lerner, Moore, Silva,Cunningham & Rubel,“Research inWorkers’        

Compensation Patients: a) Prevalence of Opioid Misuse b) Sleep Disorders 

  1. c) Gastrointestinal Complications”

Lecture, Lister, Martin &Thompson,“Deposing the Doctor”

Lecture, Adelson, Testan, Brundo & Jimenez, “Sleep, Psych, Sex and Deconditioning.”

Lecture, Scoll and Associates, “Deposing the Doctor”

Lecture, Murphy and Bean, “Comprehensive Cardiovascular Evaluation”

Lecture, Floyd, Skeren & Kelly“Comprehensive CardiovasculaEvaluation”

Summer CAAA Convention, “Compensable Consequence of Medication”

Lecture, Mcnamara & Drass, “Research inWorkers’ Compensation Patients:        

  1. a) Prevalence of Opioid Misuse b) Sleep Disorders 
  2. c) Gastrointestinal Complications”

                     Lecture, Rifenbark & Zuraswki, “Deposing the Doctor”

                     Lecture, Floyd, Skeren & Kelly, “Sleep Disorders”

                    Lecture, Adelson, Testa, Brundo & Jimenez, “Research inWorkers  

                     Compensation Patients:        

  1. a) Prevalence of Opioid Misuse b) Sleep Disorders 
  2. c) Gastrointestinal Complications”

                     Lecture, Fabiano Gilmore & Siefkes, “Sleep, Psych, Sex &     


                     Lecture, AAOS, “Activity Daily Living” and “Psychometric

                     Questionnaires” AND continues annually

Lecture, Scoll and Associates, “Sleep, Sex, Psych, & Deconditioning”

Lecture, Adelson, Testan, Brundo & Jimenez, “Deposing the Doctor”

Lecture, Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith, “Deposing the Doctor”

Lecture, Brenner & Streener, “Comprehensive Cardiovascular Evaluation”

Lecture, Albert & Mackenzie, ““Deposing the Doctor”

Lecture, AOHC, Work Ability and Return to Work”

Lecture, Tristar, “Sleep, Psych, Sex & Deconditioning”

Lecture, Dietz,Gilmor & Chazen, “Sleep, Psych & Deconditioning”

Lecture, Domingo Elias & Vu, “Deposing the Doctor”

Lecture, Rose, Klein & Marias, Comprehensive Cardiovascular Evaluation”

Lecture, Loui & Steller, Sleep & Deconditioning”

Lecture, Goldman, Magdalin & Krikes, “Disability Management-a  physician’s perspective”

Lecture, Rose, Klein&Marias,“Comprehensive Cardiovascular Evaluation”

Lecture, Rose, Klein & Marias, “Sleep & Deconditioning”

Lecture, Williams, Beck & Forbes, “Comprehensive Cardiovascular Evaluation

Lecture, Orange County CAAA Chapter Meeting, “Comprehensive  

Cardiovascular Evaluation”

Lecture, Early, Maslach & Van Dueck, “Comprehensive Cardiovascular Evaluation”

Lecture, Mullen & Fillipi, “Deposing the Doctor”

Lecture, Alvandi Law Group, “Deposing the Doctor”

Lecture, Law Offices of Ramin Younessi, “Comprehensive Cardiovascular Evaluation”

Lecture, Law Offices of Jeff Weiss, “ Psychometric Questionnaires”

Lecture, Longshore Claims Association, “Disability Management- A Physician Perspective”

Lecture, Laughlin Falbo Levy & Moresi LLP, “Comprehensive Cardiovascular Evaluation”

Lecture, Hallet, Emerick & Wells, “Deposing the Doctor”

Lecture, Armstrong & Siegel, “Deposing the Doctor”

Lecture, Adelson,Testan, Brundo & Jimenez,“Psychometric Questionnaires:

Questions Your Doctor Should be Asking”

Athens Admin, “Stress and Return to Work”

Lecture, Bradford & Barthel, “Causation in Internal Medicine”

Lecture, Law Offices of Sef Krell, “Deposing the Doctor”

Lecture, Bredfelt, Odukoya & Saurez, “Deposing the Doctor”

Lecture, Pollard Mavredakis Cranert Crawford, “Evaluating Activities of Daily Living”

Lecture, Law Offices of Malmquist, Fields & Camastra, “Deposing the Doctor”

Lecture, Veatch & Carlson, “Comprehensive Cardiovascular Evaluation”

Lecture, Floyd, Skeren & Kelly“Comprehensive CardiovasculaEvaluation”

Lecture at LAVAAA, “Deposing the Doctor”

Lecture Tobin & Lucks, “Causation in Internal Medicine”

Lecture at York Insurance Services, “ Causation in Internal Medicine”

Lecture at Boleno & Massinos, “Deposing the Doctor”

ACOEM Orlando Workshop on Return to Work

Lecture at York Insurance Services, “Work Ability and Return to Work”

Lecture at Hinden, “Deposing the Doctor”

Lecture at Adelson, Testan and Brundo, “Deposing the Doctor”

Lecture at Scoll & Associates, “Deposig the Doctor”

Lecture at GIEAA, “Comprehensive Cardiovascular Evaluation”

Lecture at Law Offices of Alan Fenton, “Comprehensive Cardiovascular Evaluation”      

ACOEM/WOEMA in Las Vegas-Toxicology                   

Medical Grand Rounds, University of California Irvine, Medical Causation

IAIME San Antonio-Update in Medicine

Seminar in Spain-Disability, Imapirment and Return to Work

CCWC Annual Convention in Disneyland-Causation

ACOEM/WOEMA Workshop in Hawaii-Work Ability and Return to Work

Multiple lectures and locations-Deposing the Doctor

Return To Work at SEAK in Cape Cod, MA IAIME Orlando Toxicology

State of Montana Annual Meeting Causation

Lecture at Greenup, Hartston & Rosenfeld, “ Causation an Overview”

Lecture at Hanna & Brophy, “Cardiovasular Comprehensive Evaluation”

 Loma Linda University Annual Retreat “Things We Missed in Medcial

School-Vitamins, Minerals and Bio-identical Hormones”

Lecture at San Fernando Valley Bar Association, “Cardiovasular

Comprehensive Evaluation”

Lecture at Goldman Magdalin & Krikes, “Causation an Overview”

Lecture at Newhouse  & Creager, “Deposing the Doctor”

Lecture at County of LA, “Cardiovasular Comprehensive Evaluation”

CAAA Annual Meeting in San Diego-Kite Analysis

Annual Meeting IAIME Tucson Medical Mimics in Orthopedics

Ongoing Local Lectures

University of Utah Internal Medicine and Occupational Medicine Grand

Rounds “Introduction to Toxicology” and “Comprehensive Cardiovascular Evaluation”

CAAA Annual Meeting “COVID 19”

Coronavirus COVID !9 to multiple parties: Goldman Law Firm, MTA,

Tristar City of LA, Canlas Law Firm

“Causation an Overview”-Mehr and Associates

NIOSH COVID-19 WC Working Group

Coronavirus at the National Meeting of ACEOM

National Meeting of NIOSH


Hospital Affiliations

  • Internal Medicine
  • Federal Aviation Administration Senior Examiner

Clinical Practice

  • Through 2003-UCLA Santa Monica, Cedars-Sinai
  • Current Providence St. John’s Hospital

Research Experience

  • 1976  Electrochemical reduction of thymine in dimethyl-sulfoxide
  • 1981 Evaluation of a physical screening program for the elderly
  • 1986  Health care in Afghanistan with Robert R. Simon, M.D.
  • 1991 Tuberous Sclerosis Complex
  • 1994 PACT Study for treatment of Migraine Headaches
  • 1996-2000 Police department arrest procedures

6/24/85       Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners, #288780

9/16/87       Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine, #112858

Current State of California Medical License, #G55008

Current certification, State of California, Qualified Medical Examiner

1/1/95          Certified, VAX-D Therapy

12/31/95      Certified Education Provider-California Board of Registered

Nursing, #11420

12/16/95     Certified Education Provider-Commission for Case Manager

11/9/96       Certified, American Board of Independent Medical Examiners, #96-00580

1/13/97       Certified, MedX Therapy

9/12/97       Credentialled, McKenzie Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy

2004            WCCP-Worker Compensation Claim Professional

2010            Senior Aviation Medical Examiner Designation License #0364

1976            Branstrom Prize

1976-80       Literature Science and Arts Academic Scholarship

1978            Angell Scholar

1979-80       Mortar Board Society

1980-84       University of California Regents Scholarship

Associate Professor of Medicine Emertius, UCLA

1980-1984   Class President, Honors Council Chairman, Admissions

1984-1987   House Staff Policy, Medical Staff Executive, Ethics

1996-1999   Physician’s Advisory Group, Institute for Jewish Medical Ethics

2006-           ACOEM Public Safety Medicine Committee

2008-           Chairman, President and Member, Board of Directors, IAIME

2008-           American Medical Association Guides Advisory Committee

2008-2013  American College of Physicians Governor’s Advisory Council

American College of Physicians

International Academy of Independent Medical Evaluators

American College of Environmental and Occupational Medicine

American Medical Association

As “Chief Health Advisor” to his executive, family, retiree, entertainer, pilot and professional athlete patients, Dr. Hyman provides medical care and wellness counsel to a wide variety of individuals. In 2009, WebMD selected Dr. Hyman for its annual “Health Heroes” award. Dr. Hyman is known for his continuous pursuit of the latest technology in medicine to improve preventive care and wellness for his patients. He has a passion for sports – and is a physician to both players and retired athletes. In addition, he served as a medical advisor to the Los Angeles Police Department.

Dr. Hyman served for 30 years on the clinical faculty at the University of California – Los Angeles (UCLA). He was born in Detroit and attended The University of Michigan for undergraduate studies. He pursued medical school, internship, residency and fellowship at UCLA. In addition, Dr. Hyman is a highly sought-after lecturer on various internal medicine topics and writes prodigiously. Much of his work can be found in prestigious peer-reviewed journals and books for organizations such as the American Medical Association (AMA).


He has applied his healthcare expertise and leadership on a global basis, including speaking at international conferences such as Health Care in Afghanistan and Fundacion Argentina De Estudio Del Cerebro in Buenos Aires.

Over the years, Dr. Hyman has been an active member of the AMA, American College of Physicians and the American College of Environmental and Occupational Medicine. His FACP designation acknowledges that he is a fellow of the American College of Physicians and has served on the organization’s Governor’s Advisory Council. His FIAIME designation recognizes that he is a Fellow of the International Academy of Independent Medical Evaluators. He was the chairman and president for the National Board of Directors of IAIME. Dr. Hyman has testified before the United States Congress as a national expert on disability issues.

His recent internal medicine research and interests include headaches, smoking cessation, spinal disorders, police arrest techniques, Tuberous Sclerosis Complex, impairment and workers’ compensation issues. This year, he is publishing research on workers compensation patients related to sleep disorders, addictions, capsule endoscopy and digital retinal examinations.

Dr. Hyman is actively involved in the community. He has served as a volunteer physician for Venice Family Clinic and Flying Samaritans. His other leadership positions have included: Board Member-Jewish Family Services of Santa Monica; Chairman, Tuberous Sclerosis Association Endowment Fund; Board Member, Comedy for a Cure; and, most recently, Board of Directors, YULA High School. His contributions to the Police Department earned him a Certificate of Appreciation from the City of Los Angeles. As a recognized expert in the internal medicine world, Dr. Hyman has been interviewed by the media on numerous occasions for topics such as smoking cessation and VAX-D Therapy.

Speaking Engagements

As a highly respected and knowledgeable internist, Dr. Hyman frequently teaches at leading medical organizations and lectures at various symposiums, conferences and other events. He publishes his research projects and insights in both prestigious peer-reviewed journals and the lay press. He is also asked to author numerous books for a wide variety of medical, legal and insurance organizations. He brings this latest research and analysis of the medical world to his patients, who benefit from his continuous pursuit of advanced medical technologies, protocols and techniques.

Dr. Hyman has lectured on topics such as:

  • Smoking Cessation
  • Diagnosis and Treatment of Headaches
  • Disability
  • Nutrition, Diet and Exercise
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Death and Dying
  • Jewish Medical Ethics
  • Establishing a Doctor-Patient Relationship
  • AMA Guides
  • Physician-assisted Suicide
  • Treatment of Low Back Pain
  • Myofascial Pain and Fibromyalgia
  • Approaches to Alternative and Complementary Medicine
  • Psychometric Questionnaires
  • Stress and Medicine
  • And a host of other internal medicine topics
  • COVID-19


Dr. Hyman has been published in a variety of publications from local papers to renowned
peer-reviewed journals such as the Annals of Internal Medicine, the Journal of the American Medical Association, the Archives of Neurology, the American Family Physician, and the Journal of Occupational Environmental Medicine.

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The topics include:

  • New hope for back pain
  • Pertussis vaccination
  • Outcome Measurement Tools
  • Spinal disorders: Tools to address diagnostic and treatment problems
  • Percutaneous electrical nerve stimulation for treatment of low back pain
  • Tuberous sclerosis complex
  • Medical advice for commercial air travelers
  • Treatment of Heroin Dependence
  • Statin-associated myopathy with normal creatinine kinase levels.
  • T-cell reactions to drugs
  • Short-term exposure to urban dust.
  • Left Ventricular Hypertrophy Regression and Atrial Fibrillation
  • COVID-19


Dr. Hyman has published many articles and is a chapter author for the American Medical Association books including:

  • A Physician’s Guide to Return to Work
  • Guides to Disease and Injury Causation
  • Guides to Functional Capacity Evaluations
  • Guides Transition Book
  • Contributing Editor for the AMA Guides 6th Edition
  • Board member for the Guides Newsletter
  • Reviewer for the Guides Casebook Third edition
  • Chair for the Internal Medicine section of the Medical Disability Advisor