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Ron Ben-ari

Associate Professor
University of Southern California
United States of America


"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."

Research Interest

Patient-centered medical home intervention


  • Hochman ME, Asch S, Jibilian A, Chaudry B, Ben-Ari R, Hsieh E, Berumen M, Mokhtari S, Raad M, Hicks E, Sanford C. Patient-centered medical home intervention at an internal medicine resident safety-net clinic. JAMA internal medicine. 2013 Oct 14;173(18):1694-701.

  • Ben-Ari R, Robbins RJ, Pindiprolu S, Goldman A, Parsons PE. The costs of training internal medicine residents in the United States. The American journal of medicine. 2014 Oct 1;127(10):1017-23.

  • London DA, Kwon R, Atluru A, Maurer K, Ben-Ari R, Schaff PB. More on how USMLE Step 1 scores are challenging academic medicine. Academic Medicine. 2016 May 1;91(5):609-10.

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