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Pamela Kushner is a Clinical Professor of Family Medicine at the University of California, Irvine. She is also a board-certified family physician who for over 20 years has run a private practice in Long Beach, CA, specializing in preventive medical care. In addition, Dr Kushner volunteers as a Clinical Professor at an indigent clinic in Santa Ana, CA. She received both her bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in biology from University of California, Los Angeles before going on to obtain her medical degree from the University of California, Irvine.
Dr Kushner’s research interests focus on dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitors, minimizing the risk of hypoglycemia in patients with Type 2 diabetes mellitus, hypertension, and new paradigms for the treatment of Type 2 diabetes. Dr Kushner also devotes a proportion of her time to educating physicians and other clinicians on the newest medical therapies.
Dr Kushner has been listed in Best Doctors in America every year since 2015 and has also received the Senior Resident Clinical Professor of the Year Award from the University of California, Irvine Medical Centre (2015). She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) and has served as Chairperson of the AAFP Drugs and Devices Committee. Dr Kushner is a reviewer for the Medical Board of California, and has widely published in medical and lay journals including Stroke and Women’s Health.