Matthew Waxman, M.D.

Associate Clinical Professor

Professional Education


Diploma of Tropical Medicine and Hygeine
Gorgas Course in Clinical Tropical Medicine
Cayetano Herredia University, Lima Peru


UCLA/Olive View-UCLA Medical Centers, 2006
Specialty:  Internal Medicine/Emergency Medicine


Albany Medical College, 2002
Doctor of Medicine


University of California, Berkeley, 1996
Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy



Dr. Waxman earned in A.B. in Philosophy from the University of California at Berkeley and his M.D. from the Albany Medical College. He is 2007 graduate of the Combined Internal Medicine and Emergency Medicine Residency Program at UCLA. After graduation, Dr. Waxman joined the faculty at Olive View-UCLA Medical Center and attends both on Emergency Medicine and Internal Medicine. He has focused on medical education, and spent six years as a Program Director for the Combined Internal Medicine/Emergency Medicine Residency Program and Assistant and then Associate Residency Director for the Emergency Medicine Residency at UCLA/Olive View-UCLA. Dr. Waxman is Chairman of the Clinical Competency Committee (CCC) which evaluates and provides feedback to the UCLA/Olive View-UCLA Emergency Medicine Residents.

He obtained his diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (DTM&H) at the Gorgas School of Tropical medicine in Lima, Peru in 2012. Dr. Waxman has worked training medics in trauma care on the Thai/Myanmar border with Community Partners and Global Health Access Program Thailand. He has taught Emergency Medicine and cared for patients in Asia, Central America, South America, Europe and Africa. Most recently Dr. Waxman worked as an Ebola responder during the 2014-2015 Ebola epidemic in West Africa. He was appointed a Medical Officer for the International Medical Corps at the Ebola Treatment Center in Lunsar, Sierra Leone. In Sierra Leone, Dr. Waxman cared for patients at the height of the Ebola epidemic and worked on various projects to strengthen the health system in Sierra Leone. 



Dr. Waxman is currently investigating the co-infection rates and outcomes of patients co-infected with Ebola virus and Malaria who presented to Ebola treatment centers during the epidemic. For his work during the epidemic, Dr. Waxman received awards from the California Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians, and from the Brothers and Sisters of Sierra Leone California Chapter.