Ronald M. Andiman, MD
Director, Headache Clinic
Ronald M. Andiman, MD, is a board-certified neurologist who has been on staff at Cedars-Sinai for more than 30 years. He is director of the Headache Clinic in the Cedars-Sinai Department of Neurology. He is certified in the subspecialty of headache medicine by the United Council of Neurological Subspecialties.
After graduating cum laude with a bachelor's in chemistry from Brooklyn College of the City University of New York, Dr. Andiman earned his medical degree at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx. He performed a straight medicine internship at Boston City Hospital in Massachusetts and a residency in neurology at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, followed by a fellowship in medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles, Department of Medicine. He then joined the faculty of the University of Southern California School of Medicine.
For the next five years, at USC, Dr. Andiman pursued his laboratory research in muscular dystrophy and was physician-in-charge of the medical neurology unit and co-director of the electromyography laboratory at Rancho Los Amigos Hospital in Downey, a nationally recognized rehabilitation facility. He completed a summer fellowship studying the effects of anesthesia on recent memory with the U. S. Public Health Service and a fellowship focused on Western medical care for Israeli immigrants, while at Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
Dr. Andiman entered the private practice of neurology in 1979 and has been on the staff of Cedars-Sinai since that time. Concurrently, he served as director and associate director of a 32-bed rehabilitation unit at a local community hospital for 23 years and was associate director and director of its electromyography laboratory, serving the local community and several professional sports teams.
Since the early 1990s, Dr. Andiman has developed an increasing interest in headache management and his practice has focused increasingly in this area. He is a recent contributor to two multi-authored works on ethical and humanistic aspects of medicine for the general public and is collaborating on a book dealing with poetry in the service of medical education and practice.