Ron Ben-Ari

Associate Dean, Continuing Medical Education and Professional Development Associate Dean, Curriculum
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Areas of treatment:

Ethics in Medicine
Diagnostic Challenges

Specialties:

  • Internal Medicine
  • Primary Care

Department:

  • Department of Medicine

Languages:

  • English
  • Spanish

Ron Ben-Ari, MD

Associate Dean, Continuing Medical Education and Professional Development
Associate Dean, Curriculum

Practicing locations:

  • Keck Hospital of USC
  • USC Healthcare Center 2

About this doctor:

Dr. Ron Ben-Ari received his B.A. with honors from U.C. Berkeley in 1983 and his M.D. from the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California in 1987. He completed his internship and residency in the USC Internal Medicine Residency Training Program from 1987 –1990 and was a chief resident with the USC Department of Medicine from 1990 – 1991. Dr. Ben-Ari joined the USC Department of Medicine faculty in 1992. He is an associate professor of clinical medicine (clinical educator) and has served the Department of Medicine as director of the internal medicine residency training program, director of the internal medicine medical student program, and as vice chair for educational affairs.

Dr. Ben-Ari was elected into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society in 1990 by USC Medical Students and was awarded Outstanding Teaching Awards in 1997, 1998, 2003 and 2007. He was named a Master Teacher of the Keck School of Medicine in 2008 and was the Faculty Honoree for Medical Education and Humanism from the American College of Physicians Southern California Region I in 2009. He was Chief of Staff at LAC+USC in 2005 – 2006 and President of the Keck School of Medicine Faculty Council in 2012 – 2013. Dr. Ben-Ari is active in both undergraduate and graduate medical education at the Keck School, provides bedside and classroom instruction to internal medicine residents and medical students, and maintains a private practice in general internal medicine on the USC Health Sciences Campus.

Education:

Doctor of Medicine, University of Southern California, 1987

Internships:

University of Southern California, 1987 - 1988

Residencies:

University of Southern California, 1988 - 1991

Fellowships:

University of Southern California, Leadership Fellowship for Health Professionals, 2001 - 2002

Certifications:

American Board of Internal Medicine

Professional society memberships:

American College of Physicians
Society for Graduate Internists
Society for General Internal Medicine
Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine
Clerkship Directors in Internal Medicine
Alpha Omega Alpha Society

Awards:

Certificate of Excellence, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, 1987
Most Supportive Staff, awarded by medicine residents, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, 1994
Outstanding Teaching Award Year IV, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, 1997
Outstanding Teaching Award Year III, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, 1998
Outstanding Teaching Award, Keck School of Medicine Year II, University of Southern California, 2003
Outstanding Teaching Award, Keck School of Medicine Year III, University of Southern California, 2003
Outstanding Teaching Award, Keck School of Medicine Year III, University of Southern California, 2007
Listed in "The Best Doctors in America" 2000 - 2008
Keck School of Medicine Medical Educators' Collegium Membership and Grant ($1500), 2005 - 2008
Keck School of Medicine Medical Educators' Collegium Executive Committee Membership, 2006 - Present
Resident Appreciation Award, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, 2000
Passionate Performance Award, LAC+USC Healthcare Network Administration, 2006
Attending Staff Association Appreciation Award, LAC+USC Healthcare Network Attending Staff, 2006
Los Angeles Super Doctors, Tu Ciudad Magazine, 2007
Awarded Fellowship in the American College of Physicians, 2007
Faculty Honoree for Medical Education and Humanism from the American College of Physicians Southern California Region I., 2009
Dr. Ben-Ari was voted a Top Doctor by Pasadena Magazine in 2011.