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Dr. Bob Shafa, MD

Neurosurgery*
3.9 (23)
Map Pin Small Torrance, CA
Accepting new patients
23 years of experience

Overview of Dr. Bob Shafa, MD

Dr. Bob Shafa, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Torrance, CA. They specialize in Neurosurgery, has 23 years of experience, and is board certified in Neurosurgery. They graduated from University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and is affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center. Patients rated Dr. Shafa an average 3.9 star rating.

Dr. Shafa works at Practice in Torrance, CA with other offices in Los Angeles, CA. They are accepting new patients and accept Aetna, Anthem and Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield as well as other major insurance plans. Please call ahead to schedule an appointment and to confirm all accepted insurance plans.

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Dr. Shafa's Office Locations

  1. 1
    Shirlene Jay M.d. Inc.
    3400 Lomita Blvd Ste 104, Torrance, CA 90505 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (310) 540-0965
  2. 2
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    300 Medical Plz Ste 200, Los Angeles, CA 90095 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (310) 825-2111
  3. 3
    Ucla Entertainment Ind Medgrp
    5767 W Century Blvd Ste 400, Los Angeles, CA 90045 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (310) 825-2111

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  • Torrance Memorial Medical Center

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    3.9
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    About Dr. Bob Shafa, MD

    Specialties*
    • Neurosurgery

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    Years of Experience
    • 23 years of experience
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    Languages Spoken
    • English, Persian
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    NPI Number
    • 1477675890
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    Education & Certifications

    Medical Education
    • University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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    Board Certifications
    • Neurosurgery
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