Joshua E. Pretsky, M.D., QME


Dr. Joshua Pretsky is a board certified psychiatrist with more than 20 years of experience conducting AME and QME evaluations, and treating injured workers. Dr. Pretsky is Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Founder and Director of the Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Training Concentration at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.

With postgraduate, fellowship training in psychosomatic medicine, Dr. Pretsky has managed the psychiatric issues of hospitalized surgical and medical patients. He has successfully treated patients whose depression, pain or cognitive impairment detrimentally impacts their motivation and energy to engage in rehabilitative programs. Dr. Pretsky has worked with post-operative patients suffering delirium and alterations in cognitive function and patients who have behavioral agitation, delusions and hallucinations while in intensive care. Dr. Pretsky has extensive experience and knowledge addressing the interactions between physical illness, pain and psychiatric symptoms.

Dr. Pretsky maintains a private practice of psychopharmacology, forensic psychiatry and psychotherapy. He is past president of the Psychiatry Clinical Faculty Association at UCLA, where he lectures and supervises resident psychiatrists on the diagnosis and treatment of DSM-V disorders. Dr. Pretsky is a diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, and a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association.

Serving the following locations:

  • Culver City, CA 90230
  • Los Angeles, CA 90045
  • Van Nuys, CA 91405
  • Panorama City, CA 91402
  • El Segundo, CA 90245

License #: A068344

Phone: (626) 435-9500

Joshua E. Pretsky, M.D., QME - Forensic PSYCH Group