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Dr. Azadeh Farin, MD is a neurosurgery doctor who practices in Long Beach, CA. She has been practicing for 14 years. Read her story
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Dr. Farin's bio
This content was provided by Dr. Farin "Dr. Azadeh Farin is a fellowship-trained and Board-certified neurosurgeon with experience in a wide range of neurosurgical procedures. She is proud to be among only 200 female neurosurgeons in the US. After graduating as high school valedictorian from her class of 700 students, Dr. Farin attended Yale University, where she double-majored in Molecular Biophysics & Biochemistry and Economics. She served as Chair of the Yale Political Union's Independent Party and graduated from Yale with Honors after three years. Azadeh then won the title of Miss Greater Los Angeles USA and was a Finalist at the Miss California USA Pageant. Azadeh then worked at McKinsey & Co., an international management consulting firm, travelling worldwide to develop corporate strategy for CEOs. She earned her MD from UCSD, where she won the Whipple Memorial Endowed Scholarship and presented her research nationally. Her research continued at Columbia University where she investigated brain tumor growth patterns and established a model for testing anti-tumor drugs. Her research earned her lead authorship of the cover article for a major publication. She completed her internship in General Surgery and residency in Neurosurgery at USC. She was the first woman in over 25 years to graduate from USC Neurosurgery. She served as Clinical Instructor of Neurosurgery at Keck School of Medicine at USC and LA County-USC Medical Center. Dr. Farin completed a fellowship in complex spine surgery and spinal deformity/tumors at UCSF, receiving the Congress of Neurological Surgeons Spine Research Award, granted to only one fellow in the US. In 2010, Dr. Farin won the Avicenna Award of Excellence. She has guest reviewed for the journal Neurosurgery and consulted for Grey's Anatomy. She was recently granted a full patent by the US Patent and Trademark Office for her spinal device invention. Dr. Farin has published several dozen manuscripts, articles, and book chapters and is on staff at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. Outside the hospital, she enjoys spending time with her husband, James, a prominent litigation attorney in Los Angeles, and their three children all under age 3."
This content was provided by Dr. Farin "I became a neurosurgeon because I want to remedy the significant problems our patients face, most of which are serious enough to threaten their quality of life and sometimes their lives. Our patients often face disorders that dramatically impact their daily lives; to the extent that I can help alleviate the strain their disorders have imposed on them, I am satisfied. I aim to restore and improve my patients? quality of life."
Neurological Spine Surgery
Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*
Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
Degenerative Spine Disorders
Intervertebral Disc Disease
Lumbar Spine Fracture
Pathological Spine Fracture
Skull Base Lesions
Spinal Cord Tumor
Thoracic Spine Fracture
Traumatic Brain Injury
Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
Spinal Nerve Block
0 Malpractice Claims
No malpractice history found for California.
No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
0 Board Actions
No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
Undergraduate School | Graduated 1996
University Of California San Diego School Of Medicine
Medical School | Graduated 2003
University of Southern California Los Angeles
Residency Hospital | Completed 2010
Columbia University Department of Neurological Surgery, New York, NY
Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2002
Olympia Medical Center and Tower Neurosurgical Spine Institute, Los Angeles, CA
Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2008
University of California At San Francisco
Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2009
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications
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