Dr. Wittenberg Emergency Medicine

Curriculum Vitae — Andrew Wittenberg, MD, MPH, FACEP


Medical Director: Columbia Emergency Medical Group, Inc.

Manage a group of 30 physicians and 15 physician assistants; work with nursing and hospital leadership to maximize best practices in patient care, safety and quality measures
(2020-Present — Long Beach, CA)

Case Reviewer for MDReview©

Review emergency department cases for issues of quality and standard of care. MDReview© is a national peer-review service.
(2020 – Present)

Emergency Department Chairman: Long Beach Memorial Medical Center

Oversaw daily department operations, led improvement projects and helped manage HR issues; reviewed high-risk cases, attended multidisciplinary meetings, served as department liaison
(2014-2020 — Long Beach, CA)

Attending ED Physician: Long Beach Memorial Medical Center

Provide patient care in a 100,00+ visits/year Emergency Department including comprehensive stroke, STEMI, Trauma, and Pediatric Medical Center; precept resident physicians and physician assistants
(2007-Present — Long Beach, CA)

Attending ED Physician: Community Hospital of Long Beach

Provided patient care in a single-coverage 30,000 visits/year Emergency Department; responded to after-hour codes and rapid response calls in the hospital
(2014-2018 — Long Beach, CA)

National Oral Board Examiner: American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM)

Administer oral board exams to physicians applying for board certification; provide feedback and revisions of cases and questions used on the national board exams
(2015-Present — Chicago, IL)

Volunteer Clinical Faculty: U.C. Irvine Emergency Medicine Residency

Precept and teach emergency medicine residents rotating through the ED
(2014-Present — Long Beach, CA)

Base Station Physician: Long Beach Memorial Medical Center

Provide radio support to paramedics and EMTs calling into base station
(2007-Present — Long Beach, CA)

High School Science Teacher: Long Beach Polytechnic High School

Taught high school earth and biological science as part of the Teach for America corps
(1993-1995 — Long Beach, CA)

Emergency Medical Technician: American Medical Response and Oneida County EMS

Provided 911 response and BLS transport
(1990-1993 — Springfield, MA; Clinton, NY)

Licensure / Certification

California Medical License (2004-Present)

Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) Active Registration (2004-Present)

Board Certified Diplomate: American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM) (2008-Present)

Education / Training

Emergency Medicine Residency

Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center: PGY 2-4, Los Angeles, CA (2003-2007)

Transitional Internship

Harbor-UCLA Medical Center: PGY 1, Torrance, CA (2003-2004)

Medical Doctorate (M.D.)

Temple University School of Medicine. Philadelphia, PA (2000-2003)

Preclinical Medicine Studies

Sackler School of Medicine. Tel Aviv, Israel (1998-2000)

Master in Public Health (M.P.H.)

Drexel University (formerly MCP-Hahnemann): Focus on population health education, Philadelphia, PA (1996-1998)

Post-Baccalaureate Premed Program

University of Pennsylvania: premed coursework, Philadelphia, PA (1995-1996)

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

Hamilton College: Major in Psychology, Clinton, NY (1989-1993)

Committee Involvement

Chair: Quality Committee of the MHS Board for MemorialCare Health System (MHS) (2018-Present)

Chair: Executive Committee for Medical Specialties: Long Beach Memorial (LBM) (2014-2018)

Member: Medical Executive Committee: LBM (2014-2020)

Treasurer/Member: Medical Executive Committee: LBM (2020-Present)

Member: Emergency Department Best Practice Team: MHS (2014-Present)

Member: Sepsis Best Practice Team: MHS (2012-Present)

Member: Sepsis Multidisciplinary Committee: LBM (2010-Present)

Member: Physician Society Board Member: MHS (2015-Present)

Member: Chest Pain / STEMI Committee: LBM (2014-Present)

Professional Memberships

Fellow: American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP)

Member: California Chapter of ACEP (Cal-ACEP)

Honors and Awards

Off-Service Faculty Member of the Year: U.C. Irvine Emergency Medicine Residency (2013)

Hometown Hero Award: American Red Cross (2011)

Golden Apple Teaching Award: U.C. Irvine Family Medicine Residency (2009)

Outstanding Achievement in Emergency Medicine: Temple University School of Medicine (2003)

Publications & Presentations

“EKG interpretation for nurses and EMT/paramedics,” Lecture / workshop presentation. Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, Long Beach, CA, 2017, 2018

“From beach to ED, care for patients with cervical spine injuries,” Speaker at “Project Wipeout” 38th Annual Conference, Hoag Hospital Center, Newport Beach, CA,  2017

“Use of the HEART score better allocates resources utilization in emergency department patients presenting with chest pain,” Presented at the California ACC Annual Symposium, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, 2016

“Careers in community emergency medicine,” Panelist at all Los Angeles Emergency Medicine Conference, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA,  2013, 2016, 2019

"Venous air embolism."" Wittenberg, AG, Richard, AJ, Conrad, SA. (2006). (Since revised by another author.) Retrieved from http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/761367, Los Angeles, CA, 2006

“Acute myocardial infarction complicated by a ventricular-paced rhythm.” Ufberg J, Harrigan RA, Wittenberg AJ. Journal of Emergency Medicine 2004;27(1):81-83, Philadelphia, PA, 2004

“Evaluation of a gun buy-back program and community coalition development.” Wittenberg A., Coben J., Masters thesis published by the Hahnemann University (now Dornslife) School of Public Health, Philadelphia, PA, 1998