Dr. Schiffman, originally from New York, graduated from Hobart College
in 1976 with High Honors. Moving west to Chicago, initially to attend
instrument building school, he attended Rush Medical College where he
attained his Medical Doctorate degree. He was elected to the National
Medical Honor Society, Alpha Omega Alpha. His Internal Medicine residency
at University Of California, Irvine was completed in 1985. His Pulmonary/Critical
Care fellowhip was completed in 1987 at the UCI/VA Long Beach. He has
been affiliated with Mission Internal Medicine since 1987.
He is board certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary, Critical Care, and
Sleep Medicine. He was instrumental in the formation of the Pulmonary
Rehabilitation Education Program (PREP) at Mission Hospital and has been
the medical director since its inception. This program has been recognized
by experts in the field as one of the best available for the management
of chronic lung disease. He has played an active role in the Critical
Care Director at Mission Hospital. Recently, he initiated the state of
the art program of hypothermia after cardiac arrest to the Orange county
community, a method a preserving neurologic function after this cardiac
insult. In 2009, he was named to Orange Coast Magazine’s “Top
Doctor” Award, the only adult pulmonary, critical care doctor to
receive this recognition in that year.
His interests include asthma, COPD, Pulmonary Rehabilition, critical care,
and sleep medicine. He lives with his wife in Laguna Beach. In his spare
time, enjoys spending time with family, playing guitar, exercise, and
most notably, guitar building.