Azadeh "Azzie" Farin, MD, FAANS, FACS

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 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 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.

As a specialist, Dr. Farin may not be selected as a primary care physician. Dr. Farin accepts patients age 16 and over.

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Spine Surgery

Treatments

Education

Type:
Medical Education
Institution:
UC San Diego School of Medicine
Date Completed:
2003
Type:
Fellowship
Institution:
Olympia Medical Center
Date Completed:
2008
Type:
Fellowship
Institution:
UC San Francisco Medical Center
Date Completed:
2009
Type:
Residency
Institution:
University of Southern California - LA County Medical Center
Date Completed:
2010

MemorialCare Hospital Affiliations

MemorialCare Network

Health Plans

Accepts most major HMO, PPO, EPO and POS health plans
Accepting New Patients:
Yes