Dr. Neveen El-Farra is an Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine and a Hospitalist in the Department of Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. She obtained her medical degree from the Chicago Medical School. She completed her internship, residency and chief residency at UCLA Medical Center and subsequently joined the faculty at the David Geffen School of Medicine (DGSOM) at UCLA in 2006. She completed a fellowship in Medical Education in 2009 at DGSOM.
Dr. El-Farra currently serves as an Associate Program Director for the Internal Medicine Residency Program in the Department of Medicine at UCLA. She was recently selected to serve as an Ambassador for the DGSOM Cultural North Star program, which guides the decisions we make, the goals we set and the work we do, based on the core principles of being kind, doing what’s right and making things better.
Dr. El-Farra also serves as a Physician Advisor to UCLA Health International Services. In her role as Physician Advisor, she provides guidance about activities designed to ensure that all international patients at UCLA Health receive high quality, empathetic, and culturally sensitive patient centered care. In this role, she also participates in several key international collaborations and projects with UCLA Health.
Dr. El-Farra’s interests include medical education and promoting humanistic patient care. She is a passionate advocate for UCLA Health’s philosophy for the patient experience: CICARE. The goal of the CICARE program is to create a welcoming, healing, caring, safe, and professional environment for our patients, their families, visitors and everyone in the UCLA Health family. Dr. El-Farra takes great pride in the success of the CICARE program’s contributions to UCLA’s track record of high patient satisfaction.
Dr. El-Farra has received numerous awards for her teaching, service and humanism. Among these awards and honors include the Award for Excellence in Education from DGSOM, the Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching from medical students and residents and her selection as a faculty inductee for the Gold Humanism Honor Society. She is also a member of the American College of Physician’s Governor’s Advisory Council and the Association of American Medical Colleges. Dr. El-Farra’s expertise has been recognized through invitations to deliver lectures and presentations worldwide and she has published numerous peer reviewed research papers, abstracts and posters