Dr. Howard Rubin is the Chief Executive Officer of the Museum Center Surgery Group, Inc., which owns and operates the Miracle Mile Outpatient Surgery Center. Dr. Howard Rubin is a Board Certified Medical Psychologist and has been practicing medical psychology with sub specialties in pain management, psychopharmacology, bariatric medicine, sports medicine and psychology, and behavioral health since 1971. He is a Diplomate and Fellow of the American Academy of Pain Management, a member of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, and has post-doctoral certification in psychopharmacology. Dr. Rubin was appointed to the U.S. Olympic Team medical staff for the Los Angeles games in 1984. He also served on the medical staff of the Los Angeles Clippers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Dr. Rubin has an extensive background in academia, has published numerous research articles in professional psychology and medical journals, has made several presentations to professional organizations on such topics as Pain Management, Stress Management, Disaster Response, Child Abuse and Neglect, and Drugs, Alcohol, and World Class Athletes. He has appeared on many local and national radio and television programs including the Today Show. Dr. Rubin is the Clinical Director of the Miracle Mile Outpatient Surgery Center Bariatric Surgery Program.
Howard Stanley Rubin
Ph.D Community and Counseling Psychology, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, December 1971
M.A. Counseling Psychology, San Fernando Valley State College, Northridge, CA, January 1969
B.A, Psychology, San Fernando Valley State College, Northridge, CA January, 1968
Post Doctoral Training:
Clinical Psychopharmacology Postdoctoral Training Program, Fairleigh Dickinson University, 2000–2002
Licensed Psychologist, California, PSY4011 1973
Psychopharmacology Certification: 2002
Board Certification: American Board of Medical Psychology 2009
Diplomate: American Academy of Pain Management
Certificate of Professional Qualification in Psychology, Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards, 2002—Present
Interjurisdictional Practice Certificate: Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards 2010
Board of Directors National Alliance of Professional Psychology Providers
American Academy of Pain Management
Academy of Medical Psychology
American Society of Addiction Medicine
Neuroscience Education Institute
American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
Miracle Mile Outpatient Surgery Center, Los Angeles, California
Valley Presbyterian Hospital, Van Nuys, California
September 2008-Present: Clinical Director Miracle Mile Outpatient Surgery Center Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery Program
August 2003-Present: Managing Member National Stand Up Imaging, LLC
August 1999-Present: President and CEO, Museum Center Surgery Group, Inc.
July 1999-Oct 2007: President and CEO, Pain CareCenter Anesthesia Medical
May 1986-May 2001: President and CEO, Pain CareCenters of America, Inc.
August 1984-August 1987: Clinical Director, Pain Management Unit Beverly Hills
August 1981-Dec 2007: President, California Institute for Behavioral Medicine, Inc
July 1979-August 1982: Research and Evaluation Psychologist, NIMH Continuing Education Grant, Center for the Improvement of Child Caring, Los Angeles, California
July 1976-June 1977: Executive Director, California Community Services
Centers, Inc. Angeles
December 1972-Present: Independent practice of Medical Psychology: Behavioral Health Evaluation and Treatment, Mental Health and Psychopharmacology Consultation
September 1972-Aug 1986: Faculty, California School for Professional Psychology, Los Angeles Campus
September 1972-Aug 1982: Coordinator of Doctoral Internship Training, California School of Professional Psychology
June 1971-September 1973 Clinical Psychologist, Department of Psychological Services, Health and Hospitals Governing Commission of Cook County, Chicago, Illinois.
Other Professional Activities
Director National Institute for Behavioral Health Quality
Chair, National Alliance of Professional Psychology Providers Annual Meeting 2009, 2010 Las Vegas, Nevada, 2011 San Diego, California
Chair, APA Division 55 American Society for the Advancement of Pharmacotherapy 2005 Convention Program, Washington, DC
Chair, APA Division 55 2006 Midwinter Meeting, San Diego California
Faculty, University of California Los Angeles Extension
Medical Staff, Los Angeles Clippers, National Basketball Association
Chair, Dept of Psychiatry, Beverly Hills Medical Center, Beverly Hills, California
Psychologist, United States Olympic Committee 1984 Games, Los Angeles
President’s Council for New Excellence, California School of Professional Psychology, San Francisco,
President of the Faculty, California School of Professional Psychology, Los Angeles
Consulting Editor, Journal of Psychotherapy
Chairperson, Faculty Standards and Review Committee, California School of Professional Psychology, Los Angeles
Freshman, Sophomore, and Junior Varsity Baseball Coach, Birmingham High School, Van Nuys, California
Secretary and Director, California Community Service Centers, Inc., San Francisco
Vice President, Center for the Improvement of Child Caring, Studio City, California
Publications and Presentations
Numerous appearances on radio and television covering various topics in Psychology and Behavioral Medicine, e.g. Sports Medicine, Stress, Alcoholism, Drug Addiction, Child Development, Parent Education, Child Abuse, Disaster/Crisis Management, and Evaluation and Treatment of Acute and Chronic Pain.
Rubin, Howard Stanley, The Practice of Medical Psychology: Consultant or Multidisciplinary Treatment Team in the Era of Integrated Health. In Press, 2013
Caccavale, John L., Rubin H. S., Cummings, Nicholas A., Wither The Medicalization of Mental Health: A Need For Science-Based Prescribing Standards. Published in the Proceedings of the Third Annual Continuing Education and Practice Development Conference, National Alliance of Professional Psychology Providers, San Diego, October 2011.
Kipper, D, Morris, J, and Rubin, HS, Behavioral Health Care Delivery in the New Age: Scientific Basis for Integration into Medicine and Surgery, Third Annual Continuing Education and Practice Development Conference, National Alliance of Professional Psychology Providers, San Diego, October 2011.
Caccavale, J, Rubin, HS, Morris, J, Cummings, N, Wiggins, J, The Science Supporting Psychologists as Primary Care Mental Health Providers, Third Annual Continuing Education and Practice Development Conference, National Alliance of Professional Psychology Providers, San Diego, October 2011.
Reeves, J., and Rubin, H.S., Medical Psychology: Evaluation and Preparation for Surgery, Symposium presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Alliance of Professional Psychology Providers, Las Vegas, October, 2010.
Rubin, H, Kipper, D, Reeves, J, Integration of Behavioral Health and Medical Psychology into Primary and Specialty Care, General Session at the Annual Meeting of the National Alliance of Professional Psychology Providers, Las Vegas, October, 2010.
Rubin, Howard Stanley, Are You Ready for Integrated Health Care? National Psychologist, September/October 2010
Childerston, J, Morris, J, Nessetti, M, Rubin, H, Caccavale, J, Medical Psychology and Behavioral Health: Primary Care, Psychopharmacology, and Practice Development, Symposium presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Alliance of Professional Psychology Providers, Las Vegas, October 2009.
Rubin, H.S., Wood, R.D., Burke, H., Wilson, S. Multidisciplinary Pain Management, Continuing Medical Education Conference, Columbia Los Robles Hospital Medical Center, Thousand Oaks, California, June 1998.
Rubin, Howard Stanley, Turk, Dennis, Gottlieb, Harold, The Role of Pain Management in the Prediction and Control of Chronic Pain Relapse, Symposium presented at the American Pain Society, Orlando, Florida, November 1993
Rubin, Howard Stanley, Gottlieb, Harold, Hymes, Jayson, Chronic Pain Relapse Prevention, Presentation at the American Pain Society, New Orleans, October 1991
Deardorff, William, Rubin, Howard Stanley, Scott, David, Comprehensive Multidisciplinary Treatment of Chronic Pain: A Follow-Up Study of Treated and Non- Treated Groups, PAIN, 45 (1991) 35-43.
Rubin, Howard Stanley, Deardorff, William, and Hickey, A. Thomas,
The Role of Physical and Occupational Therapists in the Identification and Treatment of Chronic Pain Syndrome, Therapeutic Associates Incorporated, September 1989.
Rubin, Howard Stanley, Greenfield, Jon, and Hickey, A. Thomas, The Role of the Employer in the Prevention of Disability Resulting From Chronic Pain Syndrome, in Southern California Council of Self Insurers Newsletter, December, 1989.
Rubin, Howard Stanley, and Reinitz, James M. Pain CareCenters; Treatment of Acute And Chronic Pain, Presentation at annual medical staff meeting, Beverly Hills Medical Center, Palms Springs, California, May 1986
Rubin Howard Stanley, Stress, Job Burnout, and Exercise, Shape Magazine, November 1985
Edelhofer, E.E. and Rubin, Howard Stanley, Investigation of a Measure of Adaptation: The Ego Strength–Ego Weakness Scale, Western Psychological Association, Sacramento, April 1982
Edelhofer, E.E. and Rubin, Howard, Delay of Gratification and the Problem of Adaptation, American Psychological Association, Los Angeles, California, August 1981
Alvy, Kerby , and Rubin, Howard Stanley, Parent Training and Training of Parent Trainers, Journal of Community Psychology, 1981,9,53-56
Alvy, K.T., and Rubin, H.S., Personnel for Parent Development Program. Framework and Preliminary Results of Pilot Program Training Cycles, 1979
Alvy, Kerby T., and Rubin, Howard Stanley, Save The Children: A Plan To Treat and Prevent Child Abuse in Los Angeles County, Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, July 1977
Baker, B., Nurse, Attkisson, C., Monahan, J., and Rubin, H.S., The Persistence of Change In Community Programs,. A Challenge For Psychology, Western Psychological Association, Los Angeles, California April 1976
Rubin, Howard Stanley and Cohen, Helen A., Group C’ounseling and Remediation: Two Faceted Intervention Approach to the Problem of Attrition in Nursing Education, Journal of Educational Research, January, 1974,65, No 5, 195-199
Rubin, H.S., Aloia, A., Anderson, J., Bonura, J., Dondero, Grant” T., Minor, J., The Training of Mental Health Consultants, Division 27 (Community Psychology) Symposium, American Psychological Association, New Orleans, September, 1974
Rubin, H.S. Aloia, A., Anderson, J., Bonura, J., Dondero, A., Grant, T., Minor, J., Education and Training of Professional Psychologists for Mental Health Consultation, Western Psychological Association, San Francisco, California April, 1974