MD2 Santa Monica opened its doors in February 2021.
As with all our offices, the two physicians have superlative reputations. Dr. Peter Lefevre and Dr. Michael Estes are renowned by peers and patients for their uncompromising commitment to delivering patient-centered care. Both physicians are affiliated with UCLA and Providence St. Johns and have long-standing ties with the top specialists in the Southern California medical community.
The practice is located on Wilshire Boulevard in the heart of Santa Monica.
Dr. Peter Lefevre
Dr. Peter Lefevre, a sought-after physician in Santa Monica for over 20 years, is perhaps best known for his extraordinary medical acumen, commitment to clinical care and dedication to teaching. This rare combination has earned him repeated recognition by his peers and patients alike and multiple honors including being selected as a “Super Doctor” by California Super Doctors.
After receiving his undergraduate degrees in English Literature and Molecular and Cell Biology from UC Berkeley, Dr. Lefevre went on to earn his medical degree from University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine, graduating Summa Cum Laude. While in medical school, he was inducted into the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. Dr. Lefevre completed both his internship and residency in Internal Medicine at UCLA.
Upon completing his residency, he accepted an academic appointment as a clinical instructor in the Department of Medicine at UCLA. In addition to serving as a full time Internal Medicine Specialist at UCLA, for the past two decades Dr. Lefevre has also held an academic position at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, rising to his current rank of Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Medicine. Dr. Lefevre is board certified in Internal Medicine and a Fellow of the American College of Physicians.
Dr. Michael Estes
Dr. Michael Estes is esteemed by his peers and valued by his patients for his superior diagnostic skills, consultative expertise and empathetic approach to delivering care. In recognition of his clinical excellence, Dr. Estes has been repeatedly recognized throughout his career by California Super Doctors as a “Rising Star” and subsequently a “Super Doctor” since 2015.
Dr. Estes received his Bachelor of Science in Biology from Boston College. He then earned both a Master of Science in Physiology and Applied Biophysics as well as his Doctor of Medicine from Georgetown University School of Medicine. He completed both his internship and residency in Internal Medicine at UCLA. Dr. Estes is board certified in Internal Medicine and a Fellow of the American College of Physicians.
For the past decade, Dr. Estes has served as an Internal Medicine Specialist at UCLA Medical Group. Similar to his partner, Dr. Estes has also held an academic position in the Department of Medicine at UCLA since completing his residency. In addition to his direct patient care responsibilities and teaching commitments, Dr. Estes has published several case reports to advance his own medical education and that of his peers. Outside of the clinic, he serves in a medical advisory role for the non-profit Specialty Family Foundation, the safety committee for his children’s school and volunteers at community health fairs in Los Angeles.