Dr. Shanblatt was born in Pittsfield, Massachusetts and attended Swampscott High School, in Swampscott, Massachusetts.
He earned his Bachelor's degree, Magna Cum Laude in Biochemistry, from Harvard College in 1988. Dr. Shanblatt studied
medical ethics at the Gruss Institute in Jerusalem in 1992-1993, and he graduated from the University of Pennsylvania
School of Medicine in 1995. In 1998 he completed his residency training in Internal Medicine at Graduate Hospital
Dr. Shanblatt is board certified by the American Board
of Internal Medicine (1998), and recertified in 2008.
Dr. Shanblatt has been treating patients in Santa Monica
since 1998. He started the Rephana Medical Group, where he is the sole physician, in order to provide quality medical
care in a personal setting. The word "Rephana", which means "please heal", is derived from
the biblical story of Moses praying on behalf of his sick sister Miriam.