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Samra Vazirian, MD

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Torrance Neurology

4201 Torrance Blvd., Ste. 560

Torrance, CA 90503

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Samra Vazirian, M.D., is a board-certified neurologist at Providence Medical Institute in Torrance. She is a member of the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) and the American Academy of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM). She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and the American Board of Neuromuscular Medicine.

When asked why she chose medicine, she said, “I was exposed to healthcare concerns early in childhood through my parents, who were pioneers of Polio eradication in the Middle East as World Health Organization doctors. Since childhood, I had the opportunity to experience various cultures and languages while we traveled globally so my parents could fulfill their Global Health commitments.”

Inspired by her early life experiences, Dr. Vazirian grew up to be a compassionate physician and found her passion early on in medicine. “I was honored to be involved in ground-breaking research that received awards and media coverage by the American Academy of Neurology,” she says. Her research culminated in publications and book chapters she authored. “My diverse experiences from childhood until now, including my Global Health work with the United Nations, taught me empathy, which I believe is crucial to being a compassionate neurologist,” she says.

Dr. Vazirian has trained at some of the largest academic centers in the United States, providing her with a large volume of clinical experience working with patients with neurological disorders, including headaches, seizures, dementia, stroke, and neuromuscular disorders.

Dr. Vazirian earned her medical degree from the Tehran University of Medical Sciences. Upon graduating, she moved to Boston and gained valuable experience in Harvard learning a wide range of neurological disorders. She then moved to Los Angeles, where she completed preliminary medicine training at the Olive View UCLA Medical Center. She completed her Neurology residency at the UT Southwestern Medical Center. Still, she missed Los Angeles, so she moved back to L.A. to complete a fellowship at the UCLA School of Medicine – Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

When not working, Dr. Vazirian enjoys hiking, swimming, yoga, and meditation.

Education & Experience


Medical School

Tehran University of Medical Sciences

Preliminary Medicine Internship

Olive View UCLA Medical Center


UT Southwestern Medical Center


UCLA School of Medicine/Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Associations & Certifications

Professional Associations

American Academy of Neurology

American Academy of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine

Board Certifications

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Neurology

Insurances Accepted

  • TriCare (TriWest) PPO
  • PHCS (Private Healthcare Systems) PPO
  • Oscar PPO
  • Health Net of California PPO
  • First Health PPO
  • Coventry Health Care PPO
  • Cigna Healthcare PPO (No Local Plus)
  • ChoiceCare-Humana PPO
  • Blue Shield of California PPO
  • Blue Cross of California PPO
  • BeechStreet PPO
  • Aetna US Healthcare PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • Aetna HMO
  • United HealthCare PPO
  • United Healthcare Medicare Advantage
  • SCAN Medicare Advantage
  • Humana Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Health Net Medicare Advantage
  • Cigna HMO
  • Blue Shield of CA Medicare Advantage
  • Blue Shield of CA HMO – Trio
  • Blue Shield of CA HMO
  • Anthem Blue Cross Medicare Advantage
  • Anthem Blue Cross HMO


Torrance Neurology

(424) 212-5360

4201 Torrance Blvd., Ste. 560

Torrance,, CA 90503

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