Divisions 2017-04-14T12:36:55+00:00


Cardiovascular Medicine

The division of cardiovascular medicine is at the forefront of the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease. The scope of activities in the division ranges from the early diagnosis and treatment of patients identified as at risk for cardiovascular disease to cutting-edge medical, device and invasive therapies for patients with established disease. We are dedicated to preventing, treating and expanding the existing knowledge base of the causes of cardiovascular disease to ensure the best outcomes for our patients.

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Endocrinology and Diabetes

The division delivers outstanding patient care and trainee education in endocrinology and diabetes. The division is strong in clinical research and is expanding its basic research studies, especially in the areas of diabetes and obesity. The division’s private practice is comprised of a team of excellent clinicians who specialize in a range of endocrinologic disorders.

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Gastrointestinal and Liver Diseases

The division has one of the nation’s most outstanding programs in all spheres of gastrointestinal and liver diseases. The organization of the division includes clinical, teaching and translational research components at Keck Medical Center of USC, including the liver program and the USC Digestive Health Center, which includes endoscopy, inflammatory bowel disease, pancreaticobiliary and motility. The division now has seven physician-scientists, 6 of which are NIH-funded. Our gastroenterology fellowship training has been a major focus. The fellowship-training program continues to attract and recruit an increasing number of outstanding applicants.

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Geriatric, Hospital, Palliative and General Internal Medicine

The division is comprised of four sections: geriatrics, hospital medicine, palliative care and general internal medicine. The division is comprised of an outstanding group of more than 50 compassionate and dedicated physician educators. Created in late 1988 with only a handful of faculty having eclectic interests and commitments, the division has grown to its present size and stature and honed its focus on the broad academic mission of the Keck School of Medicine. Private practice, training and research continue to be focal points of the division’s faculty.

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The division of hematology is responsible for multiple clinical services at LAC+USC Medical Center, USC Norris Cancer Hospital and Keck Hospital of USC. At LAC+USC Medical Center, the division is responsible for the day-to-day care of severely ill patients with hematologic malignancy. At the USC Norris Comprehensive Center, the division is responsible for the bone marrow/progenitor cell transplantation service, as well as the inpatient and outpatient care of patients with various malignant and non-malignant hematologic disorders. At Keck Hospital of USC, the division is responsible for an active consultation service.

The division’s eight-week hematology and clinical immunology course, which emphasizes case-based learning has received outstanding evaluations from year-one and year-two medical students. Along with investigators at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, the division has been awarded a National Cancer Institute (NCI) Training Grant, which provides resources for the education and training of post-doctoral fellows in translational research in the fields of hematology and oncology.

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Infectious Diseases

The division of infectious diseases provides scientific leadership in research, outstanding teaching in infectious disease principles and excellent patient care.

The mission of the division is to advance the development of therapies to improve health through clinical and translational research in infectious diseases, promote excellence in the education of medical students, house officers and clinical fellows, deliver compassionate, evidence-based care to the large, diverse, multicultural community of Southern California served by Keck Medical Center of USC and LAC+USC Medical Center.

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Nephrology and Hypertension

The division of nephrology is committed to providing the best and most up-to-date medical care to patients with a variety of renal diseases, hypertension, renal failure, and kidney, kidney-pancreas and kidney-liver transplantation. The division operates both in the public sector at LAC+USC Medical Center and in the private sector at Keck Medical Center of USC and the DaVita-USC Kidney Dialysis Center.

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The division of medical oncology is comprised of these sections: gastrointestinal malignancies, genitourinary malignancies, solid tumors and women’s malignancies. The division is productive and successful with strengths in undergraduate and postgraduate training, patient care and clinical practice, peer-reviewed research, administration and hospital, university and community service. The division is responsible for multiple clinical services at LAC+USC Medical Center, USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center and Keck Hospital of USC.

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Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine

The division of pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine provides a vigorous and creative basic and clinical science core, an active clinical service and a high-quality teaching program. The division provides service to all three Health Sciences Campus teaching hospitals: LAC+USC Medical Center, Keck Hospital of USC and USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center through over 20 full-time faculty members with national and international reputations sharing the combined research, clinical and teaching missions.

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The mission of the division of rheumatology is a tripartite one – focused on patient care, education and research. Using the diverse clinical resources of LAC+USC Medical Center, Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center and Keck Hospital of USC, the division provides outstanding training for medical students, post-doctoral medical residents and fellows. The rheumatology fellowship emphasizes patient care for a broad range of rheumatic diseases and understanding the role of the immune system in the pathogenesis of autoimmune diseases. The Division’s many accomplishments reflect the skills and creativity of a dedicated faculty. The division provides broad clinical services at the LAC+USC Medical Center and Keck Hospital of USC.

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