Medicine 2018-06-22T15:52:39+00:00

Department of Medicine

About the Department

Welcome to the Department of Medicine. During this transformational period in healthcare, the Department of Medicine continues its emphasis on quality, innovation and growth. The department strives to continue its success through consistent significant contributions to the university’s expansion.

We continually seek to conduct cutting-edge, internationally recognized research, provide exceptional and compassionate patient care and offer a comprehensive training program for medical students and residents in internal medicine and the subspecialties. Patient care services have expanded and our many satellite and affiliated locations continue to evolve. Keck Medicine of USC has acquired the prestigious Orange Coast Oncology Hematology (OCOH) group to create three USC Norris Oncology/Hematology locations in Orange County: Huntington Beach, Newport Beach and Irvine. The Division has increased staffing of these locations to support growth. This acquisition allows advanced treatment and clinical trial opportunities to be available to Orange County residents in their local communities.

Hugo Rosen, MD

Hugo R. Rosen, MD
Kenneth T. Norris, Jr. Chair of Medicine
Professor of Medicine, Immunology, and Molecular Microbiology
Chair’s Corner

Keck Medicine is working in collaboration with Hoag Hospital to continue expanding a higher level of comprehensive cancer and oncology services throughout Southern California.

In addition to our continued expansion into Orange County, we have successfully recruited clinicians in the strategic areas of cancer, gastroenterology, cardiovascular medicine and organ transplant. Implementation of a Primary Care Initiative began with the recruitment of six primary care internists during the first phase of development as we expand in Beverly Hills, Downtown Los Angeles, La Cañada, and the University Park Campus.

The Department of Medicine is tireless in its efforts to deliver the highest quality care to the population of Southern California.

About the Department of Medicine

Our Divisions

The department is comprised of 10 divisions and offers numerous prominent training programs.

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Clinical Activities

The Department of Medicine leads USC in the provision of clinical care in both the public and private venues of the Health Sciences Campus and is dedicated to providing quality, state-of-the-art patient care to both insured and uninsured patient populations. The Department has maintained its goal of providing optimal quality and efficiency of patient services, in both the private and public settings.

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Educational Activities

The Department of Medicine continues its intensive investment in advancing educational programs at both the Graduate and Undergraduate levels. Department faculty contribute extensively to medical student education in both the basic science and clinical clerkship years and directly supervise the training of nearly 270 house officers and fellows each year. The Department reviews, revises and delivers curricula for medical students and Internal Medicine trainees each year and provides each group with a comprehensive and rich educational milieu.

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Research Activities

More than 111 Department of Medicine (DOM) faculty are currently engaged in basic and/or clinical (translational) research activities, 90 of them as Principal Investigators. These medical research programs are supported by expenditures now exceeding $50 million annually, of which 53% are federally (primarily NIH) sponsored.

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Department News

A woman with a concerned look on her face talks to a pharmacist while holding a pill bottle.

Where patients get prescription opioids: It’s not where you might think

Legislatures and hospitals around the country have tightened emergency room prescribing guidelines for opioids to curb the addiction epidemic, but a new USC study shows that approach diverts attention from the main sources of prescription painkillers. Overall opioid prescribing skyrocketed 471 percent from 1996 to 2012, according to the… Read More »

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Keck School Events

Career Opportunities in Biotechnology and Drug Development

Career Opportunities in Biotechnology and Drug Development

Harlyne Norris Cancer Research Tower, LG 503/4, USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, 1441 Eastlake Ave., Los Angeles, CA
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

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