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Ron Ben-Ari, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine (Educational Scholar)
Associate Dean for Continuing Medical Education (CME)
Assistant Dean for Curriculum
Vice Chair, Educational Affairs, Department of Medicine
Medicine
IRD 632, Mail Code:9520 Off Campus Los Angeles
+1 323 226 7556

Overview

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.

Awards

Keck School of Medicine of USC: Medical Educators' Collegium Membership and Grant, 2005-2008

Keck School of Medicine of USC: Outstanding Teaching Award Year IV, 1997

Keck School of Medicine of USC: Outstanding Teaching Award Year II, 2003

Keck School of Medicine of USC: Most Supportive Staff Award, 1994

American College of Physicians: Faculty Honoree for Medical Education and Humanism, 2009

LAC Department of Health Services: Best Patient Safety Pilot Program, 2010

American College of Physicians: Fellow, 2007

Keck School of Medicine of USC: Outstanding Teaching Award Year III, 1998

Keck School of Medicine of USC: Resident Appreciation Award, 2000

Keck School of Medicine of USC: Certificate of Excellence, 1987

LAC+USC Healthcare Network: Passionate Performance Award, 2006

Keck School of Medicine of USC: Outstanding Teaching Award Year III, 2007

Keck School of Medicine of USC: Outstanding Teaching Award Year III, 2003

Keck School of Medicine of USC: Master Teacher Award, 2008

Publications

London DA, Kwon R, Atluru A, Maurer K, Ben-Ari R, Schaff PB. More on How USMLE Step 1 Scores Are Challenging Academic Medicine. Acad Med. 2016 May; 91(5):609-10. View in: PubMed

Ben-Ari R, Robbins RJ, Pindiprolu S, Goldman A, Parsons PE. The costs of training internal medicine residents in the United States. Am J Med. 2014 Oct; 127(10):1017-23. View in: PubMed

Hochman ME, Asch S, Jibilian A, Chaudry B, Ben-Ari R, Hsieh E, Berumen M, Mokhtari S, Raad M, Hicks E, Sanford C, Aguirre N, Tseng CH, Vangala S, Mangione CM, Goldstein DA. Patient-centered medical home intervention at an internal medicine resident safety-net clinic. JAMA Intern Med. 2013 Oct 14; 173(18):1694-701. View in: PubMed

Kreitenberg AJ, Quismorio FP, Hsieh EP, Ben-Ari R, Panush RS. Improving the care of patients with rheumatic diseases who have cardiovascular risk: comment on the article by Gossec et al. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2013 Sep; 65(9):1548-9. View in: PubMed

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