David Cutler, MD, has been Health Sciences Assistant Clinical Professor for the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA for 26 years and is now Chairman of the Santa Monica Family Physicians medical group. From 2004-2010, he was Chairman of the Family Medicine Department at Saint John’s Health Center. He is certified by the America Board of Family Medicine and in Advanced Cardiac Life Support. Originally from Boston, he graduated cum laude from Dartmouth College and received Honors grades from Tufts Medical School.

Dr. Cutler is active in the UCLA Program in Global Health leading yearly missions to Haiti. In addition, he explored international health during periods of practice in New Zealand and Myanmar. Dr. Cutler has a special interest in cardiovascular disease and performs treadmill stress tests in his office.

David and his wife, a clinical psychologist, have been married for 33 years. Their three grown children reside in LA with sons employed in cloud software and commercial real estate. Their daughter is in medical school. The Cutler family enjoys adventurous family vacations skiing, boating, scuba diving and exploring distant cultures.

Medical School
  • Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA
  • UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
  • Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, CA
  • English
  • French


Santa Monica Family Physicians
2021 Santa Monica Boulevard
Suite 424E
Santa Monica, CA 90404
(310) 829-8945
(424) 212-5934


  • Family Medicine (Board Certified)
Clinical Interests
  • Primary Care Physician
  • Annual Physical Examination
  • Diabetes Management
  • Hyperlipidemia Management (High Cholesterol)
  • Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
  • Nutrition
  • Preventative Medicine


Insurances Accepted
  • Aetna Medicare Adv PPO
  • Aetna PPO/POS/EPO
  • Anthem Blue Cross PPO/POS/EPO
  • Blue Shield Access + HMO Plan
  • Blue Shield HMO Plan
  • Blue Shield HMO Plus POS
  • Blue Shield PPO/POS/EPO
  • Cigna HMO Plan
  • Cigna PPO/POS/EPO
  • Coventry Integrated Network PPO
  • Covered CA Blue Shield PPO/EPO
  • Covered CA Health Net PPO
  • Health Net PPO/EPO/POS
  • Interplan PPO/ EPO
  • Medicare
  • Medi-Medi (Medicare-Medi-Cal)
  • MultiPlan LTD PPO
  • Oscar Health Plan EPO
  • Scan Senior Health Plan HMO
  • United Healthcare HMO Plan
  • United Healthcare PPO
Insurance Medical Groups
  • Saint John's Health Clinic

Medical Groups

Affiliated Medical Groups
  • Santa Monica Family Physicians