Ron Ben-Ari, MD

Title(s)Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine (Educational Scholar)
AddressKAM 1975 Zonal Avenue, KAM 202
Off Campus
Los Angeles CA 90089-9520
Phone+1 323 442 1763
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    Title(s)Associate Dean for Continuing Medical Education (CME)

    Title(s)Associate Dean for Curriculum

    Title(s)Vice Chair, LAC+USC Affairs

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    Keck School of Medicine of USC1987Certificate of Excellence
    Keck School of Medicine of USC1994Most Supportive Staff Award
    Keck School of Medicine of USC1997Outstanding Teaching Award Year IV
    Keck School of Medicine of USC1998Outstanding Teaching Award Year III
    Keck School of Medicine of USC2000Resident Appreciation Award
    Keck School of Medicine of USC2003Outstanding Teaching Award Year II
    Keck School of Medicine of USC2003Outstanding Teaching Award Year III
    Keck School of Medicine of USC2005  - 2008Medical Educators' Collegium Membership and Grant
    LAC+USC Healthcare Network2006Passionate Performance Award
    Keck School of Medicine of USC2007Outstanding Teaching Award Year III
    American College of Physicians2007Fellow
    Keck School of Medicine of USC2008Master Teacher Award
    American College of Physicians2009Faculty Honoree for Medical Education and Humanism
    LAC Department of Health Services2010Best Patient Safety Pilot Program

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    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.

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    1. A Continuum of Innovation: Curricular Renewal Strategies in Undergraduate Medical Education, 2010-2018. Acad Med. 2019 11; 94(11S Association of American Medical Colleges Learn Serve Lead: Proceedings of the 58th Annual Research in Medical Education Sessions):S79-S85. Novak DA, Hallowell R, Ben-Ari R, Elliott D. PMID: 31365397.
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    2. Requiring wellness: implementation of a comprehensive wellness curriculum. Med Educ. 2019 11; 53(11):1136-1137. Young C, Ben-Ari R. PMID: 31650589.
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    3. More on How USMLE Step 1 Scores Are Challenging Academic Medicine. Acad Med. 2016 05; 91(5):609-10. London DA, Kwon R, Atluru A, Maurer K, Ben-Ari R, Schaff PB. PMID: 27115655.
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    4. The costs of training internal medicine residents in the United States. Am J Med. 2014 Oct; 127(10):1017-23. Ben-Ari R, Robbins RJ, Pindiprolu S, Goldman A, Parsons PE. PMID: 25063649.
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    5. Patient-centered medical home intervention at an internal medicine resident safety-net clinic. JAMA Intern Med. 2013 Oct 14; 173(18):1694-701. 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. PMID: 24006034.
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    6. 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. Kreitenberg AJ, Quismorio FP, Hsieh EP, Ben-Ari R, Panush RS. PMID: 23463623.
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