Faculty

Raquel D. Arias, MD

Clinical Associate Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Gerontology
Associate Dean of Admissions

Overview

Raquel D. Arias, MD, MPH, holds two faculty appointments at the University of Southern California: Associate Professor of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Keck School of Medicine and Clinical Associate Professor of Gerontology at the USC Leonard Davis School. She also serves as Associate Dean for Educational Affairs (Special Projects) and Chairman of the Admissions Committee at the School of Medicine. She earned her BA from the University of California, Santa Cruz and completed course work for her MPH at the University of California, Berkeley. Dr. Arias attended medical school at USC and completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Los Angeles County/USC Medical Center’s Women’s and Children’s Hospital. She served in the National Health Service Corps in Merced, California where she directed the “Sweet Success” Program for the multidisciplinary management of diabetes in pregnancy. She is a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society and a recipient of the Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award. She has received teaching awards from students for teaching in each of the 4 years of medical school as well as multiple awards for teaching from the Ob/Gyn residents. She is a consultant on policy matters at the national, state and local levels in matters that relate to women’s reproductive health, as well as healthy aging. In this capacity she has been recognized by the U.S. House of Representatives, the California Legislature and the County of Los Angeles. Her clinical interests include breast disorders, contraception and menopause. Public health interests include the provision of healthcare for marginalized populations.