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Meet Dr. Michael Santa Monica, CA

Short Biography

  • Brent J. MichaelDr. Brent James Michael graduated from Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in May of 2000. Dr. Michael completed his internship at the University of Miami on November 2002. He also completed his residency at the prestigious school of University of California, Los Angeles in June 2004. Dr. Michael began his private practice and affiliation with St. John’s Hospital in Santa Monica California in 2004. Dr. Michael is also a professor at UCLA in the Department of Family Medicine and has been affiliated with UCLA since 2004. In Addition, he is affiliated with the American Medical Association, California Medical Association, and the Los Angeles County Medical Association. Dr. Michael has demonstrated extensive knowledge in Internal Medicine and Family Medicine. He also has Cardiovascular knowledge allowing him to perform certain studies such as: Ultrasound, Radiology, and other venous related studies. He also specializes in Opioid Dependence and Addiction.

Education & Training

  • UCLA Medical Center logoUCLA Medical CenterResidency
  • Jackson Memorial Hospital logoJackson Memorial Hospital - Jackson Health SystemInternship
  • Southern Illinois University School of Medicine - logoSouthern Illinois University School of MedicineMedical School
  • Emory University - logoEmory UniversityBS in Biology, Co-Major: Human & Natural Ecology, Minor in German Opera

Certifications & Licensure

  • CA State Medical License logoCA State Medical License2003 - 2020
  • USMLE Step 1
  • USMLE Step 2
  • USMLE Step 3
  • California State Medical License No. A 81591DEA No. BM8200735
  • California State Medical License No. A 81591Suboxone Provider DEA No. XM8200735
  • California Department of Public Health Limited Bone Densitometry Supervisor and OperatorCertificate #RHC-XBD 0004
  • Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA)Certificate of Waiver – 05D1034974

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Board MemberSt. John of God, 2017-2018
  • Board MemberAmerican Red Cross, 2010
  • Marquis Who’s Who 09/2017
  • St John of God Healing Award08/2017
  • Top 10 Doctor – City 2014
  • Most Compassionate Doctor2009-2010
  • On-Time Doctor Award2009
  • Patients’ Choice Award2008 -2009
  • Honors in Pharmacology
  • Honors in Surgery
  • Excellence in Family Practice in area of Clinical Performance and Non-cognitive Behaviors
  • Excellence in Psychology in areas of Clinical Performance and Knowledge and Clinical Reasoning
  • Excellence in Obstetrics and Gynecology in area of Noncognitive Behaviors

Clinical Trials

Press Mentions

  • St. John of God Healing Award logoBrent Michael MD to Receive Prestigious St. John of God Healing AwardOctober 24, 2017


  • Santa Monica Red Cross Chapter, Disaster Preparedness
  • American Red Cross Prepare SM Committee
  • St. John of God Board Committee
  • Committee for UCLA - Santa Monica Hospital Board for Family Medicine2004 - present
  • Founder and Teacher of 3rd & 4th Years of "LA Free Care"
    and "Common Ground" And Committee Member
    2004 - 2007
    until those programs were enveloped into larger charities,
    like The Venice Family Clinic, where I then taught students.

Other Languages

  • Spanish

Hospital Affiliations

  • Saint John's Hospital, Santa Monica CA2004 - Present
  • UCLA Medical Center-Santa Monica logoProfessor at UCLA, Department of Family Medicine2004 - Present

Continuing Medical Education

  • Treatment of Opioid DependenceCompleted - 03/31/02
  • Family Practice ReviewCompleted - 08/10/06
  • Pain Management, Palliative Care Completed - 08/28/06
  • Comprehensive Review HIV ManagementCompleted - 12/09/06
  • Gulfcoast Ultrasound InstituteCompleted – 11/12/08
  • AMA PRACompleted – 11/12/08
  • Prescribed AMACompleted – 2010
  • Presentation/DiagnosisCompleted – 01/09/10
  • MFR10002: Northern California Emergency Ultrasound Completed – 03/05/10
  • No California ER UltrasoundCompleted – 03/05/10
  • Stroke Prevention in Atrial FibrillationCompleted – 02/10/15
  • Nonalcoholic Fatty Leave Disease Completed – 06/11/15
  • Evaluation of Rural vs Urban Trauma PatientCompleted – 02/10/17
  • Effect of Smoking Cessation on Multiple SclerosisCompleted – 02/10/17
  • Female- and Male- Specific Risk Factors for Stroke Completed – 02/10/17
  • Strategies for Flipping the Script on Opioid OverprescribingCompleted – 02/10/17
  • Effects of Hydrocortisone on Development of Shock Among Patients with Severe SepsisCompleted – 02/10/17
  • The Diagnosis and Management of Mild Cognitive ImpairmentCompleted – 02/10/17
  • Effects of Continuous Glucose Monitoring on Glycemic Control in Adults Insulin Injection)Completed – 02/10/17

List of Publication Authors

  • Paula Hernandez and Brent J Michael, M.D., “ Botulism Toxin Used for Non-Anesthetic Medical Modalities of Treatment”, Up to Date, 2004.

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Our Patient Reviews

Brent J. Michael, MD

4.7 / 5.0

Based on 34 reviews

Tammy Siever

Dr. Michael is the most Caring Dr. I have had the privilege of having taking care of my health needs. His calm and personal demeanor is above and beyond what I have ever experienced. I have never had issues with the the waiting time but, if ever I did I would not complain because he is worth the wait. I get his complete attention the entire visit. When I leave I feel very confident that he has completely covered my heath needs from head to toe. I would recommend him to anyone who wants is concerned or wants a Dr. to be concerned about their health.

Gianpaolo von Nacher

Dr. Michael has been our family doctor for over 10 years. He has always been the main pillar in our family care; specially a few years ago when my father wouldn’t have been able to get through a very difficult period without his care. He always goes the extra mile. His staff is amazing. Anita, his nurse, always efficient, loving and caring. Aileen, in the front desk, always responsive and helpful. I’m very grateful to have them on our side.

Mark B

I could literally write pages about Dr. Michael. I thankfully met him and his staff over 13 years ago after I had been suffering from a serious lung infection for over a month that 2 other doctors had missed.- 1 due to being totally arrogant and thinking I just had a cold. I was burning up and so sick I could barely walk. Dr. Michael took the time and actually listened to me - instead of just saying its probably just the flu (as the other doctors had done) or just a cold and sending me home, he actually did a complete physical on me an then had the intuition to order a chest x ray on me (I was not even coughing at the time) and then really looked at it and discovered that I actually had a really serious lung infection and started me on antibiotics. While this may sound like no big deal - it actually was, as he actually saw that it was not a normal looking lung infection and I later learned he went above and beyond and had a infectious disease specialist look at the x ray just to be safe and as he suspected it was even more serious. Since that day he has always been my main doctor. I would also like to add that I have a serious long term health condition and most doctors would generally attribute many of my current and past health issues to my main condition (it usually is the case) but Dr. Michael always looks at whatever is happening to me at the moment as if I was a new patient. This is probably his biggest talent and gift as a doctor as he has on more than one occasion over the years thought outside the box with me and has figured out quickly why I was sick at the time - sometimes it was minor but more than a few times it was really serious. His quick way of thinking and knowledge and intuition is what kept me from getting sicker and going into the hospital. If you are looking for a doctor that actually treats you like a person and not a number then see this man. I am not a celebrity or a wealthy person - far from it - but he treats me like I am - many Vets like myself go to the VA and its a great blessing but I just do not have the energy to go there as its so big. Dr. Michael is seriously brilliant and really patient and I am truly thankful I found him.

Edward Dragavon

Dr. Michael takes the time to explain the meaning of medical terms and test results in a way that a lay person can understand. He is very thorough and answers any question that you may have. His staff is also very professional and competent at their tasks. Given a choice, I wouldn't go anywhere else.

Tim Whalen

Dr. Michael is an intelligent caring human being who is focused on positive outcomes. He has a great ability to synthesize the details of lab results and other tests into preventive measures. I greatly respect his approach to care.

William Barry

A very smart and caring doctor. Very intuitive and yet he will base his decisions on test data. Patient for over 10 years. 5 stars

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