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James Luzano, M.D.

Board Certification
General Psychiatry, certified September 2012
Addiction Psychiatry, certified September 2014


Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Piscataway, NJ
July 2004 – June 2008
Doctor of Medicine

Columbia University
School of Engineering and Applied Science

New York, NY
August 1995 – May 1999
Bachelor of Science, Chemical Engineering


UCLA – San Fernando Valley Training Program
North Hills, CA
July 2008 – June 2012
Psychiatry Chief Resident, Administration


Cedars – Sinai Medical Center
Los Angeles, CA
July 2012 – June 2013
Addiction Psychiatry


Licenses & Certification
California State Medical License
DEA License
DATA 2000 Waiver for Buprenorphine Prescription
LPS Certified


Work & Research Experience

Paradigm Malibu
Malibu, CA
March 2015 – present

I provide medication management and substance and psychiatric treatment for adolescent patients in a residential treatment facility. I work with families, treatment staff and other providers in identifying diagnoses and in overall treatment planning as well.


Matrix Institute on Addictions
Los Angeles, CA
October 2014 – present

I review admissions, conduct and review physical examinations, determine treatment service eligibility and medical necessity. I work with clinical staff to provide referrals, communicate with outside providers, and provide for overall treatment of addiction and mental health. I review medical policies and standards and ensure compliance.


PAX House
Pasadena, CA
March 2014 present

I oversee medication management for substance and psychiatric treatment for patients in a residential treatment facility. I review charts and procedures including medication records, lab testing, and therapy. I participate in treatment planning for patients and participate in their diagnosis and medication management as well.


St. Joseph Center
Venice, CA
March 2014 – present

I provide diagnostic and treatment support for homeless clients through the Integrated Mobile Health Team. I see patients in outreach with a mobile team to provide treatment and support as they are establishing improved living situations.


The Solstice Clinic
Los Angeles, CA
June 2012 – present
Owner, Psychiatrist

I provide diagnostic and treatment support via medication management and psychotherapy in an outpatient clinic setting. I formulate a psychiatric treatment plan and follow their progress during their involvement in the clinic. I also provide consultation for multiple substance treatment centers, evaluating and diagnosing patients admitted for psychiatric and addiction disorders.


Olive-View UCLA Medical Center
Sylmar, CA
September 2010 – present
Staff Psychiatrist

I work as a staff psychiatrist in a Psychiatric Emergency Room in a county hospital. I perform emergent evaluations and assess for LPS certification and need for acute psychiatric care.


Johnson & Johnson
Consumer/Personal Products Worldwide
Skillman, NJ
June 1999 – June 2004
Staff Scientist, Research & Development

I worked as a developer in designing and optimizing new consumer products in sanitary protection, wound care, and skin care.


California Society of Addiction Medicine,
San Francisco, CA September 5-8, 2012
MERF Resident Scholar


Professional Affiliations:
American Society of Addiction Medicine
California Society of Addiction Medicine
American Psychiatric Association
Southern California Psychiatric Society
American Medical Association


Available upon request


Please contact
(310) 737-8499 or
for an appointment.

Main office:
The Solstice Clinic
10921 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 412
Los Angeles, CA 90024

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Dr. James Luzano, Psychiatrist

Los Angeles Addiction Psychiatry

Clinical Diagnosis
Addiction Treatment
Medication Management
Buprenorphine / Suboxone
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