Dr. Robert Waldman is one of the best addiction experts in U.S. He has been actively practicing critical care for the last 25 years, his specialty being addiction medicine. He currently heads the substance-abuse detox program at Cliffside Malibu treatment center in Los Angeles and he was one of the expert witness on the dangers of prescription-painkiller drug dependency during the high-profile “medical trial of the century” surrounding the death of Michael Jackson. Dr. Waldman is a famous expert in medically safe detox procedures and has received a federal Drug Enforcement Agency license for the use of Subutex and Suboxone. From 1994 to 1997 he was Medical Director of Critical Care at Daniel Freeman Marina Hospital in Los Angeles. In 1988 Dr. David Murphy introduced him to addiction medicine and he has been practicing it ever since.

Conditions Dr. Robert Waldman Treats at Marina del Rey Hospital

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • United Healthcare
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Blue Shield of California
  • First Health PPO
  • Pacificare HMO
  • United Healthcare

Languages Spoken

  • Arabic
  • English
  • Spanish
  • Tagalog

Education & Training

Medical Degree

Hahnemann Medical College Philadelphia

Internship(s)

Hahnemann University Hospital Philadelphia - Internal Medicine

Residency(ies)

Hahnemann University Hospital Philadelphia - Internal Medicine

Fellowship(s)

Temple University Hospital Philadelphia - Nephrology



Honors & Awards