Azadeh Farin, M.D

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Azadeh Farin, M.D

Azadeh Farin, MD, FAANS, FACS, is a fellowship-trained and board-certified neurosurgeon at FARINeurosurgery, with experience in a wide range of neurosurgical procedures. She provides expert care in Los Angeles and Orange countries to patients in and around Long Beach, Palos Verdes, Rolling Hills, Hermosa, Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach, Huntington Beach and Torrance, CA. Dr. Farin is proud to be among only 200 female neurosurgeons in the United States.

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. 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, traveling worldwide to develop corporate strategy for CEOs. She earned her MD from the University of California San Diego, 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 has earned her lead authorship for several manuscripts published in prominent medical journals. She completed her internship in General Surgery and residency in Neurosurgery at the University of Southern California (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.

Outside the hospital, she enjoys spending time with her husband and three children.

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