Surgery

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Department of Surgery

About the Department

The Department of Surgery at the Keck School of Medicine of USC is dedicated to providing quality patient care, advancing educational programs and conducting innovative research that will advance the future of surgical practice.

In addition to several surgical residency training programs, the department offers students innovative training initiatives, which include the Surgical Skills Simulation and Education Center, a physician-scientist training program and a resident research program. The department’s involvement in both basic and clinical research is supported by more than $1 million in extramural grants.

The primary locations of the department’s programs are Keck Medical Center of USC, USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and LAC+USC Medical Center.

About the Department of Surgery

Vaughn A. Starnes, MD

“Our educational programs for medical students, residents and fellows in surgery continue to be highly rated among our students”
Vaughn A. Starnes, MD, Chair, Department of Surgery
Chief, division of cardiothoracic surgeryChair’s Corner

Our Divisions

The department is comprised of nine divisions and offers numerous prominent surgical residency training programs.

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Clinical Activities

The Department of Surgery focuses on providing patients and their families with effective, efficient and quality care. The clinical activities of the department cover all surgical subspecialties.

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Department News

Trauma survivors visit with caregivers at annual reunion

The walls are covered with brilliantly colored balloon sculptures. There is a bubble machine and a face-painting booth. Two golden retrievers named Fergus and Casper happily accept pats. It’s not the image most people have when they think of a trauma center. The Los Angeles County + USC Medical… Read More »

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Keck School Events

What Issues are Raised by Research on Medical Practices

What Issues are Raised by Research on Medical Practices

09/25/2017
Aresty Conference Room LG503, Norris Research Tower, 1450 Biggy Street, Los Angeles, CA
12:00 pm

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