Steven Severance, MD
Dr. Stephen Severance received both a B.A. in English and his Medical Degree from Cornell University in New York State. He completed his Internal Medicine Residency at Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center, followed by a Fellowship in Gastroenterology at the combined University of California, Irvine-Long Beach V.A. Hospital program. He entered private practice in Long Beach in 1977, and formed Long Beach Gastroenterology Associates in 1983. Early in his career Dr. Severance had sufficient time to author a handful of journal articles and three chapters in medical books. His focus in later years has been on practicing, studying and teaching his specialty, which in recent years focuses increasingly on liver disease (Hepatology). Dating back to the November 2006 issue of Los Angeles Magazine, his name has appeared frequently on the various internet or print directories for “Best MDs” including “Best Doctors“, “Top Doctors” and “Super Doctors“. His greatest satisfaction continues to be teaching, and he remains Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at University of California, Irvine. Dr. Severance has been helping individuals with substance abuse disorders for more than 40 years and treating clients of New Found Life for more than 10 years. He consults and speaks at our education seminars.