Dr. Azadeh Farin, MD

Dr. Azadeh Farin, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  

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Dr. Azadeh Farin, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Long Beach, CA and has been practicing for 16 years. She specializes in neurosurgery and neurological spine surgery.Read her story

MemorialCare Medical Group

3828 Schaufele Ave Ste 200

Long Beach, CA 90808
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Insurance Accepted

  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Farin performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Subdural Hemorrhage
more than 81% of peers
more than 38% of peers
Spine Disorders
more than 28% of peers

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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."


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Care Philosophy

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."

2  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Neurological Spine Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

29  Conditions Treated

4  Procedures

  • Brain Surgery
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Neuroplasty
  • Spinal Nerve Block

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

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.


  • Yale University
    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

Dr. Farin has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Farsi
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Farin's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Farin to family and friends
50 total reviews (14 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (50)

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Dr. Farin's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (14)

Dr Farin did spinal surgery for me about 3 weeks ago and the pain is almost gone . She is a very caring doctor and I would recommend her to anyone who needed surgery.
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I was referred to Dr. Farin after not responding to previous treatment for neck and nerve pain issues. She was very conservative in her approach to my treatment explaining that although surgery was a possibility it was necessary to take other preventive measures first. Not responding to those...more
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After avoiding surgery for many years, the pain was reaching the point where I had to do something. I received one diagnosis that called for extensive fusing of several vertebrae in my lower back with a six month recovery period. I was referred to Dr Farin for a second opinion. She said that she...more
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I saw Dr. Farin after a year of debilitating lower back pain. I tried everything to avoid surgery but in the end it was what was necessary. Dr. Farin literally gave me my life back. Without her skillful hands I would not be on the road to better health. Her concern for me and the quality of my...more
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In March 2017 I was diagnosed with a spinal cord tumor in the foramen magnum, the part of your skull that is most difficult to reach. I was terrified, but I was able to put my faith in Dr Farin. This is because she is informative, confident and very skilled. My surgery was successful and the tumor...more
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