Michael Hochman

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine Director, Gehr Family Center for Implementation Science
Michael-Hochman

Areas of treatment:

Anxiety
Depression
Diabetes
Geriatrics
Heart Disease
High Cholesterol
Hypertension
Insomnia
Pain Management
Preventive Medicine

Specialty:

  • Primary Care

Department:

  • Department of Medicine

Languages:

  • English
  • Spanish

Michael Hochman, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
Director, Gehr Family Center for Implementation Science

Practicing location:

  • USC Healthcare Center 2

About this doctor:

Philosophy of Care
I believe the role of a physician is to understand a patient’s health goals, educate him or her on treatment options and guide him or her to the best decision. Ultimately, clinical decisions should be made in partnership between the patient and doctor.

I am a strong proponent of evidence based medicine, i.e. looking to the research to inform decision-making. In fact, I recently authored the book 50 Studies Every Doctor Should Know. I also recognize that there is not always a right or wrong answer in medicine. Instead, the doctor and patient must consider the pros and cons of different strategies and decide on the best course. Sometimes, this involves non-traditional therapies while other times more traditional treatments are most appropriate.

Education:

Harvard Medical School, 2006
Princeton University

Internships:

Cambridge Health Alliance, Massachusetts, Internal Medicine

Residencies:

Cambridge Health Alliance, Massachusetts, Internal Medicine

Fellowships:

Robert Wood Johnson Fellow, UCLA

Certifications:

Internal Medicine

Professional society memberships:

American Medical Association

Awards:

Innovative Research in Primary Care Award, National Association of Community Health Centers, 2013
Los Angeles County + University of Southern California Teaching Award for Internal Medicine, 2010