Arshia Ghaffari

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine Director, Department of Medicine, DaVita/USC Kidney Center
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Areas of treatment:

Dialysis
Kidney Disease

Specialty:

  • Nephrology

Department:

  • Department of Medicine

Languages:

  • English
  • Farsi
  • Spanish

Arshia Ghaffari, DO, MA, MBA

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
Director, Department of Medicine, DaVita/USC Kidney Center

Practicing locations:

  • Keck Hospital of USC
  • USC Healthcare Center 2

About this doctor:

In 2008, after several years of practicing in the Division of Geriatric, Hospital and General Internal Medicine at LAC+USC Medical Center, Dr. Ghaffari joined the medical center’s Division of Nephrology. Dr. Ghaffari, a native of Iran who grew up in Santa Monica, came to the Keck School of Medicine after years of studying at UC San Diego, Boston University and the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. In addition to speaking English and Farsi, Dr. Ghaffari is also fluent in Spanish. He is a member of several prestigious societies, including the American Osteopathic Association, the American Medical Association and the American College of Physicians. Along with his academic and clinical duties, Dr. Ghaffari is also an avid researcher, currently examining areas related to chronic kidney disease and end-stage renal disease. In 2007, he was a distinguished lecturer presenting on the rapid determination of caramylated hemoglobin at the Renal Week Meetings in Chicago. Prior to obtaining a Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Ghaffari has also earned graduate degrees in the fields of Medical Sciences and Health Care Management.

http://internalmedicine.usc.edu/specialties/nephrology/

Education:

B.S.: Animal Physiology and Neurosciences, University of California at San Diego, La Jolla, CA, 1995
MA / MBA: Medical Sciences / Health Care Management, Boston University, Boston, 1998
D.O.: Osteopathic Medicine, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, Downers Grove, IL, 2001

Internships:

University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, Internal Medicine, 2002

Residencies:

University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, Internal Medicine, 2004

Fellowships:

University of Illinois , Chicago, IL, Nephrology, 2005 - 2007

Certifications:

American Board of Internal Medicine: Internal Medicine
American Board of Internal Medicine: Nephrology

Professional society memberships:

American Society of Nephrology
American College of Physicians
American Medical Association
American Osteopathic Association

Awards:

Abstract Selection / Competition - Second Place, Rapid Determination of Carbamylated Hemoglobin, Department of Medicine Research Symposium University of Illinois, Chicago, 2007