Dr. Avital Harari joined the UCLA Endocrine Surgery team in 2010. She is an Assistant Professor of Surgery at the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Texas at Austin, graduating with Highest Honors and as a member of the Phi Beta Kappa National Honor Society. Thereafter, she received her medical degree with distinction at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, graduating in the top 10% of her medical school class. She trained in general surgery at Columbia University in New York City prior to completing a premier Endocrine Surgery fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco. She is certified by the American Board of Surgery and is a member of the American College of Surgeons as well as the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons.
Dr. Harari has received many academic honors at all levels of her education and has a growing bibliography. Dr. Harari’s clinical and research interests include the multidisciplinary management of benign and malignant tumors of the adrenal, thyroid, and parathyroid glands as well as the neuroendocrine pancreas. She is also interested in familial endocrine disorders (such as multiple endocrine neoplasia). She offers a wide range of unique services including retroperitoneal or transabdominal laparoscopic adrenalectomy, mini-incision thyroid and parathyroid surgery, central and modified neck dissection, and laparoscopic removal of pancreatic tumors. Her interests in addition to endocrine surgery include global health, surgical surgical education and surgical outcomes.
In her spare time she loves to travel, hike, explore new restaurants, relax on the beach, and (most of all) play with her newborn.