15300 Ventura Blvd., Suite 502, Sherman Oaks, California 91403, United States
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Welcome to San Fernando Valley Psychiatrist - Psychiatrist in Sherman Oaks

          CURRICULUM VITAE

Simon (Steve) Soldinger M.D., F.A.C.P.N.

  • · Board Certified March 1983
  • · Fellow of the APA 2003
  • · Elected to the American College of Psychiatrists 2012
  • · Life Fellow of the APA 2013
  • Education:
  • 1969-1973 UCLA, Los Angeles, CA B.A. - Phi Beta Kappa, Magna Cum 
  • 1973-1977 University of California, Irvine, CA - M.D.
  • 1977-1978 Internship at Los Angeles County USC Medical Center in Psychiatry
  • 1978-1981 Residency at UCLA, Neuropsychiatric Institute, Los Angeles, CA in Psychiatry
  • 1980-1981 Chief Resident, Out-patient Department, UCLA-NPI
  • Current Hospital Affiliations: 
  • UCLA-NPI, Los Angeles, CA (Assistant Clinical Professor)
  • Tarzana Community Hospital
  • Publications: 
  • 1. "Thioridazine and Sexual Dysfunction," published in the American Journal of Psychiatry,     January 1976, pages 82-84.
  • 2. "Pelvic Pain," a chapter published in the book, Psychiatric Disorders in Obstetrics and Gynecology R.G. Priest, London, 1985 pages 49-69.
  • 3. “Physostigmine and its Effect on Senile Dementia," published in the American Journal of Psychiatry, Winter 1982, pages 15-19.
  • 4. "Organizational Dynamics as Applied to Phi Delta Epsilon, A Medical Fraternity," published in Phi Delta Epsilon News & Science Journal, Spring 1988, Vol. 80, No. 1, pages 29-31.
  • 5. "The State of the Art Mechanics," published in Bulletin of the Beverly Hills District LACMA, Vol. 30, July 1985, No. 1, pages. 4, 5, & 8.
  • 6. "Humor and Psychotherapy," published in World Journal of Psychosynthesis, Winter 1982.
  • 7. Psychiatric consultant to feature film "Motherghost" 2002.
  • 8. Psychiatric consultant to feature film “213” 2009.
  • 9. Self-published “Emote Notes” in 2004 and trademarked concept.
  • 10. "Concepts in Pain Management" a chapter published in clinics In Podiatric Medicine and   Surgery April 2007 Volume 24 Number 2, pages 333-351.
  • 11.  Interviewer and Presenter of Film “Art of Storytelling: The Human Experience of Being A  Psychiatrist” 2016.
  • Lectures: 
  • 1. "Pursuit of Happiness after Age Sixty," presented at the YMCA, Torrance, California, August 19, 1982.
  • 2. "Humor," presented at the Phi Delta Epsilon Medical Fraternity Scientific Convention, Vail, Colorado, February, 1984.
  • 3. "Group Dynamics," presented at the Phi Delta Epsilon Medical Fraternity Scientific Convention, Vail, Colorado, February, 1985.
  • 4. "Panic Disorder," presented at the Phi Delta Epsilon Medical Fraternity Scientific Convention, Vail, Colorado, March 5, 1987.
  • 5. "Whitigo," presented at the Phi Delta Epsilon Medical Fraternity Scientific Convention, Sun Valley, Idaho, February 1988.
  • 6. "Rapid Sub-Specialization in Psychiatry," presented at the Phi Delta Epsilon Medical Fraternity Scientific Convention, Steamboat   Springs, Colorado, February, 1989.
  • 7. "Psychotherapy," presented to the Sherman Oaks Rotary Club, November 1989.
  • 8. Assistant Clinical Professor, UCLA, taught Psychopathology 201 to second year medical students, Winter 1993 -Winter 2004.
  • 9. "Lupus," presented at Sherman Oaks Community Hospital, March 23, 1994
  • 10. Faculty at the International Sjogren's Symposium on February 25, 1995 teaching the Neurobehavioral Aspects of Sjogren's syndrome.
  • 11. "Provigil a Novel Medication" Presented at the Phi Delta Epsilon Medical Fraternity Scientific Convention, Copper Mountain,  Colorado 2001.
  • 12. "Novel Psychopharmacology" Presented at the Phi Delta Epsilon Medical Fraternity Scientific Convention, Lake Louise,  Canada 2002.
  • 13. "Psychiatry Hope Strength and Experience" SUNY-Albany 2004 Phi Delta Epsilon Medical Fraternity, undergraduate chapter.
  • 14. "Psychiatry as a Career" presentation for Phi Delta Epsilon Medical Fraternity, Oglethorpe University 2006
  • 15. Assistant Clinical Professor, UCLA - taught Media, Film and Psychiatry to UCLA Sepulveda VA Residents 2004 -2013.
  • 16. "Psychiatric Advances" Simon Frasier University 2007 —Phi Delta Epsilon Medical Fraternity undergraduate Presentation.
  • 17. "Psychiatry and Pain" Phi Delta Epsilon Medical Fraternity, undergraduate presentation, Vancouver University 2007.
  • 18. "Novel Psychiatric topics from the APA meeting" presented to APA members of the SCPS in the San Fernando Valley 2009.
  • 19. "Psychiatry and Pain as applied to Podiatry' presented at the Western Convention of Podiatry in 2008 in Anaheim, California.
  • 20.  “Anxiety Disorders in DSM 5” Presented on June 15, 2013 to the Southern California Psychiatric Society at the Olympic Collection in Los Angeles, California.
  • Professional Societies: 
  • A.P.A. Assembly Rep 2016 and 2017-2021 Rules Committee and Reference Committee Lifelong Learning
  • CPA Board Member 2017-2021
  • American College of Psychiatry member since 2012 and Membership Committee 2013-2019.
  • S.C.P.S. - President 2013 – 2014.
  • A.M.A.
  • C.M.A.
  • L.A.C.M.A.
  • Phi Delta Epsilon International Medical Fraternity
  • Foundation Board 2016-2019
  • Editor-in-Chief Scientific News Journal
  • International Vice President
  • International President 2009-2012.
  • Past-National Western Regional Governor
  • Past-President of San  Fernando Valley Chapter
  • Past-National District Governor
  • Past-President of Los  Angeles Graduate Club
  • Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Eta Sigma, Pi Gamma Mu
  • Past President of Phi Delta Epsilon International Medical Fraternity Board Member
  • Other Medical Interests, Practice, Research, Et Cetera:
  • Neurobehavioral Medicine
  • Humor
  • CBT
  • Group Dynamics
  • Geriatric Psychiatry
  • Human Sexuality
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Consultation Liaison Psychiatry, Especially related to Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Professional Roles: 
  • 1981-1982 Co-Medical Director of the Outpatient Psychiatric Clinics, UCLA
  • 1981 to present Private Practice in Sherman Oaks, California.