Dr. Azadeh Farin, MD

Dr. Azadeh Farin, MD

Neurosurgery | Female

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.Read more

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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.Read more

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Dr. Azadeh Farin is a fellowship-trained and Board-certified neurosurgeon with experience in a wide range of neurosurgical procedures. She is...Read more

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in Bellflower, CA |
I was so fortunate that Dr Farin was brought onto my case. She not only saved me from the pain but my ability to walk. She listened to me and made me feel at ease. I'm so grateful to her. I can not forget her Asst Dr Murphy he has the best spirit and helped me through my hospital stay.
in Atlanta, GA |
I've had the privilege of working with a variety of ortho/neurosurgeons across the US and being on the surgical team with Dr.Farin was such a pleasure!!! Not only is he a great person outside of his work, but he also fulfills the moral obligation of being a great medical leader. Highly recommend his services...
in Norwalk, CA |
Great doctor.
in Westminster, CA |
Dr Farin is one of the most effiecent and careing doctors I have ever been to. This was my third back surgery and not only was it the only successful surgery. She gave me confidence and a sense of wellbeing. I would highly recommend her to anyone that needs back surgery. She is very competent and her staff is exceptional as well. The aftercare was superb . If every doctor was like her we would have a fantastic healthcare system.
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Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Neurological Spine Surgery

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  • Neurosurgery

Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Tumor
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Degenerative Spine Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Scoliosis
  • Skull Base Lesions
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spine Disorders
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease

Procedures Performed

  • Brain Surgery
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy

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Education

  • Medical School
    University Of California San Diego School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 2003

  • Residency Hospital
    University Of Southern California Los Angeles

    Completed in 2010

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Columbia University Department Of Neurological Surgery, New York, Ny

    Completed in 2002

    Olympia Medical Center and Tower Neurosurgical Spine Institute, Los Angeles, Ca

    Completed in 2008

    University Of California At San Francisco

    Completed in 2009

  • Undergraduate School
    Yale University

    Graduated in 1996

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Farsi
  • Spanish

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  • Specializes in Neurosurgery
  • Board certified in Neurosurgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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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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Dr. Farin's Care Philosophy

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.