Neveen S. El-Farra, MD

Neveen S. El-Farra, MD

Hospital Medicine

About

Dr. Neveen El-Farra obtained her medical degree from the Chicago Medical School. She completed her internship, residency and chief residency at UCLA Medical Center. She subsequently joined the faculty at UCLA and is currently a Professor of Clinical Medicine, Hospitalist Section- Division of General Internal Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.  She currently serves as an Associate Program Director in the UCLA Internal Medicine Residency Program.  She has dedicated herself to teaching medical students and residents the art and practice of medicine and has been the recipient of several teaching awards, including the UCLA Academic Senate Distinguished Teacher Award.  She served as the Associate Dean for Curricular Affairs at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA from 2014-2019. Her interests include medical education and promoting humanistic patient care.  Dr. El-Farra also serves as the Medical Director for International Services at UCLA Health, where she works with her team to coordinate tertiary/quaternary clinical care for international patients and engage in advisory work to bring the UCLA Health brand and our best practices to the global stage.

Education

Medical Board Certification

Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine, 2005

Residency

UCLA School of Medicine, 2005

Internship

UCLA School of Medicine, 2003

Degree

The Chicago University School of Medicine, MD, 2002

Hospital Affiliations

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center

Awards

  • Recipient, UCLA Distinguished Teaching Award for Senate Faculty, March 2020
  • Recipient, 2016 Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching, June 2016
  • Recipient, Gold Humanism Honor Society, Faculty Inductee, June 2015
  • Recipient, 2014 Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching, June 2014
  • Recipient, 2012 Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching, June 2012
  • Recipient, Alpha Omega Alpha Faculty Inductee, UCLA Delta Chapter of AOA, May 2012
  • Recipient, UCLA Health System Appreciation for Excellence Award, November 2011
  • Recipient, Excellence in Education Award, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, May 2011
  • Recipient, Teaching Humanism at the Bedside Award, UCLA Health System, September 2009
  • Recipient, Internal Medicine Housestaff Full Time Faculty Teaching Award, June 2008
  • Recipient, Internal Medicine Housestaff Full Time Faculty Teaching Award, June 2007