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About Nikdokht (Niky) Farid, MD

Nikdokht (Niky) Farid, MD, is a board-certified neuroradiologist who specializes in interpreting brain, spine and neck imaging studies to diagnose a variety of conditions. These conditions include tumors, strokes and other vascular disease, demyelinating disease, autoimmune disease, infectious and inflammatory disorders, seizures and congenital disorders.

As an associate professor in the Department of Radiology, Dr. Farid instructs medical students, residents and fellows. She also directs the magnetic resonance imagining fellowship program in the Department of Radiology. Her research is focused on advanced imaging of brain tumors, radiogenomics and machine learning.

Dr. Farid is the associate director of neuroimaging at the Center for Translational Imaging and Precision Medicine at UC San Diego School of Medicine. She also serves as a neuroradiologist for the neuro-oncology tumor board at UC San Diego Health's Moores Cancer Center.

Dr. Farid completed fellowship training in neuroradiology and residency training in diagnostic radiology at UC San Diego School of Medicine. She earned her medical degree from UC San Diego School of Medicine. She is board certified in diagnostic radiology and neuroradiology.

Dr. Farid is a member of many professional organizations, including the American College of Radiology, the American Society of Neuroradiology, and the American Society of Head and Neck Radiology, among others.

Outside of work, she enjoys teaching weekly children's spiritual education classes about the Baha'i Faith and community building. She also enjoys dancing and is a violinist.

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Medical Degree

  • UC San Diego, School of Medicine, San Diego, CA

Residency

  • UC San Diego, School of Medicine, San Diego, CA

Fellowship

  • UC San Diego, School of Medicine, San Diego, CA

Gender

  • Female

Languages

  • Farsi

Date Joined Staff

  • 2010-07-01

Board Certifications

  • Neuroradiology
  • American Board of Radiology
  • Diagnostic Radiology

Conditions and Treatments

  • Brain Tumors
Insurance Information
UC San Diego Health accepts most major health insurance plans, but you should verify that your plan covers this provider and all services and locations. The information in the link below does not apply to affiliate providers, who are not employed by UC San Diego Health.
Health Insurance Plans Accepted