Fred Richard Sattler , MD

Infectious Disease and Internal Medicine

(323) 409-4444

Usc Keck School Of Medicine Division Of Infectious Diseases
2020 Zonal Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90089


Dr. Fred Sattler is Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases, which is steadily growing in numbers and stature both within the University and in the scientific community. The Division provides enormous 1) consultative service to the local teaching hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California, 2) primary care to nearly 3000 HIV infected ambulatory patients, and 3) oversight of the epidemiology programs at the teaching hospitals. Dr. Sattler is principal investigator of the AIDS Clinical Trials Unit at USC of the NIAID funded AIDS Clinical Trials Group. The grant is currently in its 19th year of funding at USC. Dr. Sattler has provided scientific leadership for nearly two decades, most recently in studies that evaluate the pathophysiology and management of HIV associated weight loss, changes in body fat and metabolic complications. He continues to serve as a chair, co-chair, vice-chair, or protocol team member for a number of studies including ACTG 313, 329, 392, 892, 5079, 5112s, 5116s, 5124s and 5125s and along with other studies in planning. As an outgrowth of studies of AIDS muscle wasting, Dr. Sattler conducted investigator-initiated pilot studies in the USC GCRC to evaluate the effects of anabolic androgens in elderly subjects with loss of skeletal muscle mass (sarcopenia) and muscle strength and who are thus at risk for frailty and who have gains in central fat and are at risk for the metabolic syndrome. These studies have demonstrated dose dependent improvements in muscle mass, maximal voluntary strength, and leg power, which are necessary constituents for physical function, independence, and quality of life during aging. Study subjects also experienced a dose-related decrease in total and central fat as an additional response to study intervention. Based on the results of these studies which have been presented in at the Endocrine Society meetings, Dr. Sattler obtained commitments from Genentech, Tap, Solvay pharmaceutical companies to supply rhGH (recombinant human growth hormone), leuprolide acetate, and a new, more physiologic topical formulation of testosterone to study the interactions of the growth hormone/IGF-1 and hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal axes in regulating muscle and adipose tissue in elderly persons. These activities culminated in his being funded by the National Institutes of Aging as PI to conduct a multicenter four-year study to evaluate the effects of restoring these hormonal axes to youthful levels on net anabolic protein balance. The translational effects of these interventions as measured by net anabolic balance of skeletal muscle protein synthesis and breakdown, body composition (DEXA, MRI and total body water analysis by stable isotope biology), anthropometry, skeletal muscle strength, power, and physical function, maximal ventilatory capacity, and aerobic endurance are being measured in the USC GCRC Despite Dr. Sattler's extensive research activities and multiple important administrative posts, he is highly committed to teaching at all levels. Whether guiding a clinical fellow through logical decision-making in a complex case, or mentoring students, postdoctoral fellows, or junior faculty, he remains thoroughly accessible, insightful, and compassionate, while ceaselessly energetic.

Gender: Male

Years in Practice: 48 Years

Languages Spoken: Spanish and English

Education & Training

Medical School: Keck School Of Medicine Of The University Of Southern California

Graduation Date: in 1973

Specialties & Hospital Affiliations

Hospital Affiliations:

  • LAC USC Medical Center

Specialties: Infectious Disease and Internal Medicine

Health Insurance and Affiliations

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
  • Aetna Savings Plus of CA
  • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Small Group
  • Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Individual
  • Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Large Group
  • Blue Cross CA Select PPO
  • Blue Shield CA Bronze 60 PPO SHOP
  • Blue Shield CA Bronze Full PPO 4500
  • Blue Shield CA PPO
  • Blue Shield CA Silver 70 PPO
  • BS CA Platinum 90 PPO
  • CIGNA Open Access Plus
  • First Health PPO
  • Health Net CA Individual and Family PPO
  • Health Net CA PPO
  • Health Net PureCare HSP Individual and Family Plans
  • Health Net PureCare One EPO Individual & Family Plan
  • Humana Choice POS
  • Humana National POS
  • Multiplan PPO
  • PHCS PPO Kaiser
  • UHC Choice Plus POS
  • UHC Navigate HMO
  • UHC Navigate POS
  • UHC Nexus Open Access
  • UHC Options PPO

Sattler's Office Information

Usc Keck School Of Medicine Division Of Infectious Diseases
2020 Zonal Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90089
(323) 409-4444

Fax: (323) 322-6772
Accepting New Patients: No
Medicare Accepted: No
Medicaid Accepted: No

Office Hours:

Mon8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Tue8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Wed8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Thu8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Fri8:00 AM-5:00 PM

Doctor Sattler's Other Office Information

LAC & USC Division Of Infectious Disease
2020 Zonal Ave Ste 436
Los Angeles, CA 90089
(323) 409-4444

Fax:(323) 322-6772
Accepting New Patients: Yes
Medicare Accepted:Yes
Medicaid Accepted:No

Office Hours:

Mon8:00 AM-4:30 PM
Tue8:00 AM-4:30 PM
Wed8:00 AM-4:30 PM
Thu8:00 AM-4:30 PM
Fri8:00 AM-4:30 PM

Los Angeles County / Usc Medical Center
1200 N State St
Los Angeles, CA 90033

Fax:(323) 344-1812
Website:Not available
Accepting New Patients: No
Medicare Accepted:No
Medicaid Accepted:No

Office Hours:


Usc Keck School of Medicine
1975 Zonal Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90089

Website:Not available
Accepting New Patients: No
Medicare Accepted:No
Medicaid Accepted:No

Office Hours: