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Farzin M. Avaz, MD

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My specialty:
Ophtha Ret Vit Sur

My provider affiliation:
Kaiser Permanente provider

I speak: English, Farsi

My gender: Male

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About me

Hi, my name is Farzin. I'm happy to have this chance to introduce myself to you and tell you about my work as a physician and as a physician administrator at Kaiser Permanente’s Panorama City Medical Center. I am a vitreoretinal specialist and joined Kaiser Permanente in 2001. I transitioned to department chief in 2007. I feel fortunate to be able to work at Kaiser Permanente as a clinician and as an administrator.

Biography

My father is a physician, and as far as I can remember growing up, I always wanted to be a doctor. I came to United States from Iran in 1984 and completed my undergraduate education at the University of Oklahoma in Norman. I went on to medical school at New York Medical College and did my ophthalmology residency at the University of Medicine and Dentistry in New Jersey. After completing a fellowship in vitreoretinal surgery at Tulane University Medical Center, I joined the Kaiser Permanente family in 2001.

About my practice

I mainly take care of members with retinal diseases such as macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and retinal detachment/disease. When members come to me, they are fearful of never regaining their vision, and for me to be able to use my expertise to restore their sight is a honor and a privilege. It is humbling to be able to offer a person the gift of sight. I am always in awe of members’ strength, courage, and determination.

How I thrive

My kids force me to live well. They are active teenagers and keep me busy. Traveling is my passion, and every year I make it a point to visit a new place with my family on my birthday. Gardening is my hobby, and I love working in my garden. I like hiking on weekends and spending time with my family.

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My office

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My Provider type

Physicians and Surgeons

Medical groups and plans

Southern California Permanente Medical Group

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  • Exclusive Provider Organization (EPO)
  • HMO
  • Medi-Cal Managed Care
  • Point-of-Service Plan (POS)
  • Senior Advantage/Medicare Cost
Ophthalmology Department
8250 Woodman Ave, Panorama City, CA 91402

Contact information

  • Appointments/Information
  • 1-833-574-2273 (1-833-KP4CARE) (toll free)
  • California Relay Service
  • 711 (TTY for the hearing/speech impaired)
  • General Information
  • 1-800-272-3500 (toll free)
  • General Information
  • 818-375-2000
  • Hospitalized patient information
  • 818-375-2000

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My training, certifications and licensing

Medical school

New York Medical College
Valhalla , NY

Board certification

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Medical training

Internship

Transitional Medicine

St. Vincent's Hospital and Medical Center of New York
New York , NY

Residency

Ophthalmology

University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
Newark , NJ

Fellowship

Retina

Tulane University Hospital and Clinic
New Orleans , LA

Joined Permanente Medical Group

2001

Active license information

License number

A75569

License type

PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON

License issuing state

CALIFORNIA

National Provider Identifier (NPI)

1770642399
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My hospitals

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13652 Cantara St, Panorama City, CA 91402

I have admitting privileges at this hospital.

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5601 De Soto Ave, Woodland Hills, CA 91367

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This page was last updated on:

12/10/2018