Gilbert F. Gelfand, M.D. is a board-certified rheumatologist and fellow of the American College of Physicians (FACP) and the American College of Rheumatology (FACR). He is a Clinical Professor of Medicine at the Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California (USC). He has been caring for patients in Whittier area and throughout the Southeast Los Angeles area for more than 30 years.
Dr. Gelfand studied medicine at the Autonomous University of Barcelona in Spain. He completed his medical training in the U.S. at Maimonides Medical Center and Coney Island Hospital, both in Brooklyn, New York. His Rheumatology training was completed at the Long Island College Hospital with rotations through the Hospital for Special Surgery (Cornell) and Downstate Medical Center.
Dr. Gelfand is presently serving as a Chief of Rheumatology at Rancho Los Amigos Medical Center. This is a USC teaching hospital where he actively participates in the training and education of rheumatology fellows and orthopedic residents.
He speaks both English and Spanish, and enjoys the opportunity to use both languages with his patients. In his free time, he is also an avid hiker/mountaineer, runner, reader and enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters.