Meet Dr. Shpiner

Dr. Robert Shpiner is a UCLA Board Certified Physician with expertise in multiple areas. He is trained in a variety of areas and has medical expertise in Pulmonary Disease Treatment, Sleep Disorders, Internal Medicine, Medical/Legal 2nd Opinions & more.

Curriculum Vitae

(“the course of (one’s) life”)

Dr. Robert Shpiner’s Academic Profile

  • Newton South High School:           Summa Cum Laude
  • Brown University:                           Bachelor of Science: Mathematics / Biology
  • Tufts University:                             MD
  • AOA honors society 3rd yr (top 1% National Medical Students)      
  • Summa Cum laude: top 1%
  • Outstanding Tufts Student (4th yr Ranked 1) Internal Medicine
  • Regional Residency recognition: Harvard University/MGH


UCLA HospitalChief Resident

  • ACCP top lecture National Review
  • UCLA Fellowship – Internal Medicine
  • Pulmonary Medicine
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Sleep Disorders Medicine 


Academic Appointments

  • Professor Of Clinical Medicine/Pulmonary/Critical Care/Sleep
  • Attending Faculty Neurocritical Care/ NeuroICU
  • Special Appointment: Department of Neurosurgery
  • Special Recognition-Lifetime Teaching Award Department of Medicine



  • Metal Smith/Functional Sculptor VALLEY FORGE ASSSOCIATES, Carbondale Colorado
  • Staff Physician: Himalayan Rescue Association Manang Nepal (1987-1988)
  • Venice Family Clinic



  • “My job as a physician is to make sure I have provided my patients with the best options to make the decisions that affect their lives. Ami Bera Doctors are men who prescribe medicines of which they know little, to cure diseases of which they know less, in human beings of whom they know nothing.” ~ Ami Bera
  • “The greatest mistake in the treatment of diseases is that there are physicians for the body and physicians for the soul, although the two cannot be separated.” ~ Plato
  • “Observation, Reason, Human Understanding, Courage; these make the physician.” ~ Martin H. Fischer (1879–1962)
  • “It is easy to get a thousand prescriptions but hard to get one single remedy.”~ Chinese Proverb
  • “The art of healing comes from nature, not from the physician. Therefore the physician must start from nature, with an open mind.” ~ Paracelsus