Residencies and Clinical Fellowships Directory

Keck School of Medicine of USC's residency and fellowship programs prepare a diverse cohort of skilled doctors by providing rich training at Los Angeles General Medical Center, Keck Hospital of USC, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and other top training locations, fostering their growth with exceptional support and mentorship for future leadership roles in medicine.

Supported by a multidisciplinary team of transplant surgeons, hepatologists, nephrologists, anesthesiologists, and various support staff, the fellowship specializes in liver, kidney, and HPB surgery, accepting four fellows over a two-year period, emphasizing exceptional pre- and post-transplant care in a dedicated transplant ICU.

Focuses on comprehensive training in laparoscopic and bariatric surgery, providing fellows with hands-on teaching and exposure to diverse procedures. Fellows gain advanced experience in foregut surgery, robotics, endoscopy, and complex abdominal cases, preparing them for prestigious career opportunities in academic and community settings.

Specialized training in managing heart failure patients across inpatient and outpatient settings, covering diagnostics, high-risk cardiac procedures, transplantation, mechanical circulatory support, and end-of-life care. Training includes hospital management, transplant evaluations, adult congenital heart disease assessment, exercise testing, cardiac biopsy, and device management, with active involvement in Mechanical Circulatory Support Service and ventricular assist device (VAD) care.

A one-year, ACGME-accredited program at Keck Medical Center and Los Angeles General Medical Center, offering hands-on training in managing critically ill patients across diverse ICUs. Fellows work in a multidisciplinary team, participate in scholarly activities, and engage in quality improvement projects, guided by a 10-member faculty overseeing different ICU locations at both teaching hospitals.

Offers a hands-on curriculum aimed at transforming medical students into autonomous practitioners, emphasizing patient assessment, anesthesia preparation, and pain management during surgical procedures. The program benefits from two extensive in-patient clinical sites on the Health Sciences Campus, including an outpatient surgical facility, providing residents exposure to a wide range of surgical services and a diverse patient demographic, including a busy level one trauma center and a burn unit at the county facility.

Fellows engage in rotations across multiple hospitals, gaining hands-on experience in MRI, ultrasound, interventional procedures, cardiac imaging, and cancer staging, while also participating in case conferences and research opportunities.

Covers comprehensive body and breast imaging, including rotations in MRI, ultrasound, interventions, and breast imaging, emphasizing diverse experience, research involvement, and a weekend call duty every four weekends.

Trainees undergo thorough training in various breast imaging modalities such as digital mammography, tomosynthesis, ultrasound, MRI, contrast-enhanced ultrasound, and spectral mammography. Additionally, the program includes clinical exposure for assessing benign and malignant breast diseases, involving multidisciplinary conferences and rotations in breast surgery, oncology, radiation oncology, and pathology.

Offers comprehensive multidisciplinary training in various facets of breast surgery, including imaging, medical and radiation oncology, reconstructive surgery, genetics, pathology, and research. The program emphasizes clinical research, mandatory readings, didactic education, community service involvement, and support group participation, enriching fellows' expertise beyond surgical skills in breast oncology.

The Burn/Critical Care Fellowship provides comprehensive training in burn treatment and surgical critical care. With eight months in the Burn Unit and four months in Surgical Critical Care, fellows gain expertise in acute and reconstructive burn care, intensive care, operations, and research, preparing them for a junior attending role upon completion.

Fellows gain extensive hands-on experience, working closely with faculty in a high-volume setting performing diverse cardiac, major vascular, thoracic, and interventional cardiology procedures at teaching hospitals. Participation in multidisciplinary conferences, quality improvement projects, and regular discussions on ACGME's curricular topics are integral parts of this training program.

Focused on advanced pulmonary and cardiac imaging along with thoracic interventions. Designed for both academic and private practice radiologists, emphasizes comprehensive training in cardiopulmonary imaging, interventions, and research, offering opportunities for subspecialty certification and national presentation involvement.

Educates fellows for careers in cardiovascular disease management, offering multifaceted training in all aspects of Cardiovascular Medicine. This program provides a rich clinical experience at Los Angeles General Medical Center and Keck Hospital of USC, comprehensive exposure to various cardiovascular specialties, and opportunities for research within the division of cardiovascular medicine, including exposure to diverse surgical approaches by the Keck Medicine Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery.

Fellows receive diverse training in psychiatric assessment and treatment for children, spanning hospital-based rotations and outpatient care, emphasizing holistic approaches and mentorship from experienced faculty. Prioritizing ethical conduct and well-being, the program provides diverse learning opportunities and elective time for individual development within child psychiatry.

Educates fellows in the assessment and management of patients with electrophysiologically relevant conditions. The program offers multifaceted training covering diagnostic and therapeutic aspects, including noninvasive and invasive procedures, pharmacologic therapy, ablation, and device placement, along with comprehensive patient follow-up. This comprehensive program emphasizes didactic education and research opportunities, ensuring fellows achieve excellence in managing cardiac electrophysiology cases.

Offers a comprehensive curriculum blending EMG/Neuromuscular and EEG/Epilepsy disciplines. Through didactic lectures, clinical conferences, and diverse faculty interaction, fellows gain specialized knowledge in nerve conduction studies, EEG monitoring, evoked potentials, and more. The program's strength lies in its multidisciplinary approach, providing tertiary care for both private and indigent patient populations, enriching the management of complex neuromuscular and epilepsy conditions.

Focused on point-of-care ultrasound, fellows engage in specialized scan shifts, conduct various ultrasound applications alongside faculty, and participate in weekly review sessions based on collected videos. Additionally, fellows gain advanced experience in teaching, research, coordinating conferences, managing ultrasound programs, and work towards achieving the RDMS credential.

Focuses on abortion and contraception, offering extensive clinical training at Los Angeles General Medical Center and emphasizing research, advocacy, and teaching. Fellows gain expertise in family planning services, conduct research projects, and pursue a Certificate in Clinical Research Sciences, contributing to the field while training to become leaders in women's health.

Provides specialized training for thoracic surgical residents who have completed an ACGME-accredited program. This fellowship equips participants with expertise in congenital cardiothoracic surgery, focusing on pediatric cardiovascular conditions and their pathophysiology.

Focuses on training expert clinicians, educators, and leaders in providing evidence-based care, emphasizing comprehensive and nuanced analysis in complex consultations, preparing fellows for practice in this specialized field, and fostering leadership in teaching and scholarly activities within consultation-liaison psychiatry.

An intensive program across three hospitals, focusing on comprehensive education in diagnosing and treating corneal diseases, emphasizing corneal transplantation. Fellows actively participate in surgeries and clinical activities, spending a significant portion of time at Los Angeles General Medical Center's clinic under staff supervision, handling patient care and surgeries, including cornea transplants.

Provides extensive training in craniofacial and pediatric plastic surgery. Unique to this program is the comprehensive orthognathic training, incorporating oral and maxillofacial surgery. Fellows gain hands-on experience in a wide array of surgical procedures, from complex craniofacial advancements to cleft lip repair, orthognathic procedures, facial reconstruction, and trauma management.

Fellows gain experience in microscopic review, performing fine needle aspirations, basic ultrasonography, conducting conferences, and are encouraged to conduct research leading to publications or presentations at national meetings.

Provides a supportive three-year clinical training experience with a strong emphasis on comprehensive exposure to dermatology. The program's commitment to resident education is evident through dedicated weekly lectures, covering diverse topics, and its active engagement in community outreach, including an annual camp for children with chronic skin diseases.

Focused on high-level trauma imaging. Fellows engage in real-time trauma imaging, collaborating closely with trauma surgery, participating in weekly conferences, and conducting research projects. The program provides comprehensive training in poly-trauma and acute care imaging across diverse patient populations, including opportunities for dedicated training in neuroradiology and musculoskeletal imaging.

Offers immersive experiences in California's busiest Emergency Department and Los Angeles County's largest Trauma Center, collaborating with multiple local EMS providers. Fellows engage in operations, quality improvement, education, research, and clinical shifts while meeting ACGME/ABEM requirements and preparing for Emergency Medicine board certification.

Nurtures future emergency medicine researchers by imparting skills in clinical research, protocol development, data analysis, grant writing, and teaching within an academic emergency department. Fellows engage in diverse research areas, receive dedicated office space, administrative support, a salary matching their training level, full health benefits, and a clinical instructor appointment, emphasizing methodological excellence in clinical and community-based research.

Established in 1971, the program stands as one of the nation's oldest and longest-running emergency medicine residency programs. Committed to providing culturally competent care, our program emphasizes educational innovation, research, and leadership, producing over 600 graduates who excel across various facets of emergency medicine, both nationally and internationally.

A comprehensive training program for fellows aspiring to be board-certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in endocrinology and metabolism. Fellows can choose between clinical training or a dedicated physician-scientist research fellowship, structured around four main components: hospital consultation services, outpatient clinics, didactic sessions, and research.

Provides advanced training with multidisciplinary experiences, cutting-edge treatments, and diverse research opportunities. The Neurology fellowship prepares for ABPN Epilepsy subspecialty boards, while the Neurosurgery program focuses on comprehensive surgical epilepsy management.

An innovative program dedicated to training Family Medicine physicians as leaders in primary care, emphasizing patient-centered, team-based care, diverse clinical exposures, and opportunities for personalized training in special interests and electives, all within the vibrant and diverse landscape of Los Angeles.

Offers comprehensive training in diagnosing, medically and surgically treating pelvic floor conditions. Fellows gain experience at USC Medical Center, contributing to patient care, academic involvement, and clinical research projects. The program aims to enhance women's healthcare by fostering skills in practice-based learning, patient care, and research while preparing surgeons for independent investigation and academic careers in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery.

The fellowship is under the direction of Dr. Ramen Chmait, who is an internationally recognized fetal surgeon and MFM specialist. Specific clinical rotations are supervised by faculty who are experts in their fields. The fellowship offers broad exposure to all aspects of fetal care diagnosis and therapy.

Specializes in addressing legal issues involving mental health factors, assisting the U.S. justice system. Integrated within USC's Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences since 1965, the program involves lectures, seminars, and placements, providing extensive involvement as consultants to various agencies like state hospitals, county jails, and courts, offering opportunities to serve as expert witnesses in psychiatry and law.

Provides comprehensive education in managing acute and chronic gastrointestinal and liver diseases through a three-year program. With rotations in clinical services, endoscopic training, research opportunities, and participation in the Liver Transplant Program, fellows receive extensive hands-on experience at affiliated hospitals, enhancing their expertise in gastroenterology and hepatology.

Focused on glaucoma management and surgery, fellows gain hands-on experience in clinics at the institute and Los Angeles General Medical Center, managing diverse adult and pediatric glaucoma cases with faculty guidance. Surgical training covers a broad spectrum, including traditional procedures like glaucoma drainage devices and innovative techniques such as iStent and trabectome. Advanced imaging and research facilities enhance the fellows' learning.

Currently open exclusively to internal candidates. Tailored for junior faculty, the program emphasizes individualized training aligned with specific interests and mandates completion of a Master of Public Health at USC. Clinical work occurs at Los Angeles General Medical Center, with potential opportunities at affiliated community Emergency Medicine sites.

Provides fellows with rigorous clinical training, emphasizing research, surgical skill development, and multidisciplinary approaches to treating gynecologic malignancies, enabling them to be eligible for sub-specialty certification by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

This one-year UCNS-accredited Fellowship offers an exceptional learning experience in headache management. The USC Headache and Neuralgia Center is a leading tertiary care facility offering a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to managing complex headache disorders. Our program integrates various specialties, providing diverse treatment options, including nerve blocks, infusions, and surgery, alongside evidence-based preventive strategies such as Lifestyle Redesign (LRD).

Offers exposure to internationally renowned faculty, diverse patient populations, and cutting-edge research in hematology and oncology. With a mission to train compassionate, competent leaders, the program emphasizes scholarly activity, clinical experience, and commitment to providing advanced care to Los Angeles' diverse community.

Encompasses diverse training in bone marrow and lymph node specimen interpretation, laboratory hematology, flow cytometric immunophenotyping, molecular hematopathology, and more. Fellows engage in various practice settings, participate in research, presentations, and teaching activities, enhancing their expertise and scholarly pursuits in the field.

Specializes in treating liver, gallbladder, bile duct, and pancreatic cancers, along with benign conditions using cutting-edge minimally invasive techniques. Emphasizes clinical training in open and minimally invasive pancreato-biliary and liver surgery, including laparoscopic and robotic procedures. Fellows engage in comprehensive academic activities, clinical research, and national presentations, focusing on outcomes analysis and diverse HPB diseases.

Trains physicians in expert HIV care, health systems leadership, and community-focused HIV interventions. Through a national selection process, up to 4 fellows per cohort receive a full salary, benefits, and potential loan repayment of up to $150,000 for continuing HIV-related service in underserved communities after program completion.

Fellows gain extensive exposure through core rotations and tailored tracks, benefiting from unique strengths including rigorous Antimicrobial Stewardship training, diverse clinical experiences across three distinct settings, and specialized areas such as Transplant Infectious Disease, HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, Hepatitis C care, and Infection Control & Prevention. The program also emphasizes teaching activities like lectures, case conferences, grand rounds, journal clubs, multidisciplinary clinics, and intercity case conferences, providing a rich educational experience in Infectious Diseases.

Offers exceptional clinical opportunities and structured teaching, shaping residents into skilled clinicians with a broad scope of exposure to clinical pathology. Residents, committed to education and patient care, develop diagnostic and management skills with progressive autonomy, preparing them for diverse career options.

Focused on percutaneous interventional techniques for coronary, vascular, and valvular heart disease. The program includes didactic conferences, case reviews, and teaching opportunities for trainees involving diagnostic fellows, residents, and other student groups. Emphasis is on developing technical skills in safe coronary and peripheral interventions, utilizing various devices, and ensuring sufficient exposure to meet procedural volume requirements.

Program involves direct participation, supervised by surgical neurophysiology faculty, encompassing evoked potential interpretation, technical application, and real-time monitoring techniques. Applicants need to be graduates of an ACGME Accredited Neurology residency, eligible for California medical licensure.

Designed to cultivate proficient hip and knee arthroplasty surgeons and future academic leaders. With a focus on comprehensive training, fellows gain hands-on experience in both surgical and non-surgical management of hip and knee arthritis, incorporating cutting-edge surgical methods and conservative treatments in a high-volume, dynamic clinical setting.

Provides comprehensive training in various facets of hand surgery with exposure to trauma, microvascular, congenital, rheumatoid issues, and burns, complemented by a microsurgical laboratory. Fellows are expected to produce a publishable scientific paper and present at national meetings. The fellowship is available to orthopaedic, plastic, or general surgeons eligible for board certification, requiring a valid California medical license.

The program, led by laryngology experts, trains fellows in diagnosing and treating voice, airway, and swallowing disorders using advanced methods. Fellows gain expertise through clinical, procedural, surgical, research, and teaching experiences, acquiring a comprehensive skill set in this specialized domain.

Emphasizes clinical expertise, diverse patient care, and research opportunities across multiple hospitals and clinics. Fellows gain exposure to high-risk pregnancies, maternal complications, and fetal surgery, supported by faculty mentorship and a curriculum aligned with ABOG standards. This program aims to prepare fellows for independent practice, sub-specialty certification, and individualized academic pursuits in Maternal-Fetal Medicine.

Trains EM residency graduates to excel as clinical educators. Includes teaching opportunities, scholarly activities, conference funding, and clinical duties of 16 hours per week, preparing fellows for careers in EM-focused medical education.

Focused on Parkinson’s disease, dystonia, and clinical research. With a comprehensive curriculum, diverse faculty, and cutting-edge DBS program, the Fellowship aims to train neurologists as experts in movement disorders through clinical exposure, research opportunities, and a multidisciplinary approach across USC's extensive medical facilities.

Aimed at training neurologists in diagnosing, treating, and conducting clinical and translational research in MS and related CNS autoimmune disorders. This program emphasizes patient-oriented research, comprehensive clinical care, and exposure to multidisciplinary practices, including epidemiology, immunology, neuroradiology, and advanced treatment approaches, offering diverse training components to address the current shortfall of specialized MS physicians.

Offers in-depth training in diagnostic and interventional musculoskeletal radiology. The fellowship spans across five major facilities, providing diverse clinical exposure and fostering strong relationships with referring clinicians. Graduates are well-prepared for roles in academic and private practice settings, with alumni holding positions across California and other states.

Aimed at equipping fellows with comprehensive skills in diagnosing and managing renal disorders for careers in academic or community-based nephrology practice. Supported by diverse resources, the program emphasizes exposure to various renal health care models and a wide range of clinical nephrology aspects. The curriculum includes inpatient block rotations, outpatient clinics, core lectures, conferences, and research opportunities under the guidance of an exceptional faculty.

Offers comprehensive training in renal transplantation, aiming to equip Nephrology graduates with expertise in all facets of the field. Trainees gain valuable experience in medical education, patient safety, quality improvement, and utilization management. The program fosters the development of future Transplant Nephrologists, program directors, clinicians, and medical educators.

Provides extensive hands-on training in both adult and pediatric neuro-ophthalmology, encompassing clinical evaluations, surgical procedures, and specialized treatments like Botox injections and oculoplastics. With mentorship from a diverse team and a high caseload, fellows gain the skills and knowledge needed for independent practice, while also engaging in teaching and academic pursuits.

Provides comprehensive training in neurosurgical anesthesia at Keck Hospital of USC and Los Angeles General Medical Center, covering preoperative evaluation, intraoperative management, neurophysiologic monitoring, postoperative ICU care, and interventional neuroradiology. This non-ACGME accredited fellowship is open to physicians who have completed an anesthesiology residency.

Offers a robust one-year program focusing on dementia and neurobehavioral disorders. Trainees receive multidisciplinary exposure, participating in clinical practice, translational research, and educational programs across various sites to meet ACGME Residency Education standards. Faculty expertise ensures comprehensive training in behavioral neurology and dementia evaluation, emphasizing cognitive symptoms and neuropsychological interpretation in diverse neurological and psychiatric cases.

Emphasizing neurological emergencies, the program offers diverse clinical exposure, encompassing private and Level 1 trauma center settings, equipping fellows across critical care disciplines. Eligible candidates, including Neurology, Neurosurgery, Surgery, Anesthesia, Emergency Medicine, or Internal Medicine board-eligible individuals, participate in dedicated clinical training and research, welcoming foreign physicians holding a J1 visa to join the program and contribute to global healthcare.

A seven-year program, inclusive of the intern year, offering a unique experience with rotations in neurosurgery and other surgical specialties. Residents in this distinctive program actively contribute to educational activities and manage their own service, emphasizing a hands-on and leadership-oriented approach.

Offers premier training in Neurology at two leading hospitals, Los Angeles General Medical Center and Keck Hospital of USC, providing diverse clinical exposure and a fully integrated 4-year program. With a mission to train compassionate neurologists and reduce healthcare disparities, our residents benefit from a collaborative learning environment and extensive opportunities in both community and academic practice.

Trainees gain hands-on experience across multiple medical systems at Los Angeles General Medical Center, Keck Medical Center of USC, and Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles, covering a wide spectrum of neuropathology, including tumors, neuromuscular biopsies, neurodegenerative studies, and CNS autopsy pathology.

Provides comprehensive training in brain, spine, and head & neck imaging for both pediatric and adult patients. Fellows rotate through multiple facilities, gaining exposure to diverse pathologies, and engage in academic, research, and procedural experiences. The program emphasizes advanced imaging techniques, interventional procedures, and encourages research collaboration within USC's neuroimaging institutes.

Focused on comprehensive training in nuclear medicine principles, imaging, and therapy, specifically emphasizing PET/CT. Fellows gain extensive experience with various PET-CT scanners, covering nuclear physics, radiopharmacy, radiation biology, safety, and clinical applications.

Focused on comprehensive PET and cross-sectional CT training, emphasizing a multi-modality approach for disease diagnosis using advanced imaging technologies. Applicants are encouraged to participate in active research programs and complete an original research project during the fellowship.

Spans four years, incorporating an academic medical center and four community hospitals for a diverse clinical experience. Graduates are in high demand for academic, community, and subspecialty positions, with support provided for those pursuing fellowship training.

With a focus on educating upcoming oculo-facial plastic surgeons, the program emphasizes advanced functional eyelid, lacrimal, orbital surgery, and innovative cosmetic facial procedures, aiming to cultivate future leaders in the field. Fellows receive training enabling them to pursue careers in academia or high-level private practices, benefitting from mentors with balanced expertise in reconstructive and aesthetic surgery, along with access to additional training in facial plastic surgery and cosmetic dermatology through collaborating subspecialty colleagues.

Affiliated with the USC Roski Eye Institute and the Los Angeles General Medical Center, prioritizes patient care, research, and medical education. In collaboration with institutions like Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and the Veterans Affairs Downtown Los Angeles Medical Center, offers a unique training experience with diverse clinical challenges, extensive faculty expertise, and a specialized longitudinal resident clinic.

Offers intensive training focusing on managing orthopaedic trauma, specifically in patients with multiple injuries, pelvic and acetabular trauma. Fellows work alongside faculty and residents in busy clinical setups and operating rooms, gaining expertise in various aspects such as nonoperative management, AO principles, medullary nailing, and complex articular fractures.

Equips residents with skills applicable to diverse professional settings, including academic medical centers, community hospitals, private practice, and sports medicine. With the third-largest residency program in the United States, the curriculum emphasizes a comprehensive understanding of musculoskeletal disease, integrating technical surgical proficiency with pathophysiological knowledge.

Offers a five-year residency program that focuses on comprehensive education in the evaluation and management of ear, respiratory, and alimentary system disorders. The program aims to train skilled, confident surgeons with a strong foundation in basic science, clinical skills, and interdisciplinary collaboration, fostering independence, leadership, research skills, and a commitment to patient safety and satisfaction.

Provides diverse training in interventional pain management. Fellows train across multiple medical facilities including USC Pain Center, Keck Medical Center, USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, Los Angeles General Medical Center, and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, collaborating with various specialties such as radiology, neurosurgery, orthopedic surgery, neurology, and rheumatology.

A fully accredited four-year residency program in anatomic and clinical pathology, providing diverse rotations across institutions such as Los Angeles General Medical Center and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. With a focus on structured training, research encouragement, and medical student teaching, the program emphasizes a well-rounded education in pathology through 27 months of anatomic pathology and 19 months of clinical pathology.

Aims to provide extensive training in various pediatric eye conditions, preparing fellows for careers in academic pediatric ophthalmology. Fellows primarily work at The Vision Center, CHLA, receiving comprehensive exposure to pediatric ophthalmology facets, including strabismus, anterior segment disease, retinopathy of prematurity, neuro-ophthalmology, oculoplastics, and ocular oncology, supplemented by interactions with residents at Los Angeles General Medical Center.

Fellows in the Department of Pediatrics receive advanced clinical training and in-depth research skills to become specialists ready to pursue careers in pediatric medicine. Our numerous fellowship programs attract postdoctoral fellows from across the country who know that, at USC, they will receive the finest training available.

The Department of Pediatrics is dedicated to nurturing future pediatric leaders through a range of residencies and fellowships at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, the Los Angeles General Medical Center, and Keck Medicine of USC clinics. Emphasizing hands-on experience, mentorship, and exposure to diverse patient populations, the programs not only cultivate well-rounded pediatricians but also provide opportunities for impactful research at Keck Medicine of USC, contributing to ongoing discoveries in children's health.

Trains diverse, culturally-competent psychiatrists adept in evidence-based care for patients with complex conditions. The program offers comprehensive training and opportunities for residents to become leaders, educators, and scientists, empowering graduates to advance mental health through patient care, consultation-liaison services, and leadership roles in various settings.

Provides comprehensive training in pulmonary diseases, critical care, and research. With seven new fellows yearly, the program emphasizes clinical duties, procedural skills training, and research in its three-year duration. Fellows gain expertise in various procedures, attend skills workshops, and contribute to teaching medical students in respiratory medicine.

Trains residents in compassionate and responsive medicine within a collaborative, multidisciplinary setting. This program focuses on meeting ACGME educational criteria, fostering independent medical practice skills, emphasizing patient-centered care, encouraging multidisciplinary collaboration, and preparing residents for American Board of Radiology certification through continuous performance improvement and academic curriculum maintenance.

Trains diagnostic radiologists, meeting ACGME standards and aiming for a 100% first-time pass rate in American Board of Radiology exams. It emphasizes lifelong learning, encourages careers in academic medicine and research, and focuses on developing mature professionals with strong ethical values and commitment to ongoing improvement.

Designed for plastic surgery graduates seeking comprehensive training in microsurgery. Emphasizing free-tissue transfer, the fellowship covers complex reconstructions for various body areas like breast, trunk, extremities, lymphedema, and head/neck defects, averaging over 150 flaps annually.

Fellows receive comprehensive training in various peripheral and neuraxial anesthetic techniques, including ultrasound-guided blocks, across two major teaching hospitals: Norris Healthcare Center, focusing on orthopedic care, and Keck Hospital of USC, dealing with non-orthopedic patients. Training encompasses a range of blocks, from brachial plexus to truncal blocks, preparing fellows for acute pain management in diverse clinical settings.

Focuses on clinical rotations and research in reproductive health. Program provides specialized training meeting ACGME guidelines, enabling eligibility for sub-specialty certification in Reproductive Endocrinology/Infertility by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Blends academic medicine and underserved care in diverse clinical settings, shaping expert consultants in rheumatic diseases through comprehensive, scholarly training. With a distinguished faculty pioneering advancements in immunopathogenesis and therapies, the program nurtures a collegial environment for fellows to excel in transformative patient care and scholarly contributions.

Provides training under renowned faculty focusing on robotic urologic procedures, research opportunities, and teaching experiences. Covers a wide range of robotic approaches in urologic oncology and benign conditions, including MRI/TRUS fusion prostate biopsies, focal therapies like HIFU and cryoablation, and Aquablation for BPH.

Provides training in adult and pediatric sleep medicine alongside exposure to cutting-edge technologies like hypoglossal nerve stimulation and transvenous pacing for sleep disorders. Led by collaborative faculty, the program emphasizes clinical rotations, research opportunities, and advanced sleep surgery observation, fostering expertise in diverse sleep-related clinical research and patient care.

Offers comprehensive training in clinical care, research, and didactic lectures, exposing fellows to various adult sleep surgery evaluation and procedures. Fellows, appointed as Instructors in the USC Caruso Department of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery, have the option to engage in research training and are not eligible for sleep medicine certification from the American Board of Medical Specialties.

Integrates research and clinical training. Fellows engage in diverse urologic oncology experiences across Keck Hospital of USC, USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, and Los Angeles General Medical Center, participating in surgeries, clinics, and multidisciplinary patient care. Successful applicants must meet specific postgraduate training requirements to obtain a California Medical License.

Offers a comprehensive exposure to voice, airway, and swallowing disorders, integrating state-of-the-art techniques. Fellows participate in interdisciplinary rounds, clinic-based teaching, and progressive responsibility in managing these disorders while honing teaching skills through student training and collaborations with USC's vocal music programs.

Offers specialized training in spine surgery, covering diagnoses related to cervical, thoracic, lumbar, degenerative, and deformity conditions. Fellows collaborate with USC Spine Center attendings, gaining exposure to both orthopaedic and neurological spine procedures, while also having extensive research opportunities, ranging from basic science to clinical projects.

The spine medicine fellowship provides comprehensive training in multidisciplinary spine care, focusing on physical therapy, orthotics, interventional procedures, minor surgeries, and electrodiagnostic medicine. Fellows also have ample opportunities to participate in research.

Trains well-rounded sports medicine orthopaedic surgeons and team physicians. Fellows gain diverse clinical exposure in managing athletic injuries across various body parts, learning both nonoperative and advanced surgical treatments. The program includes hands-on experience in a wide range of procedures, emphasizes education through conferences and research, and offers physician coverage for USC Trojans athletes.

The Department of Surgery has some of the best and largest residency programs in the country with five accredited ACGME training programs and nine outstanding fellowships. The surgical faculty’s commitment to education is exceptional, and the programs would not be successful without the day-to-day efforts of the faculty and their engagement in the educational process. Resident applicants have shared that their interest in USC is a reflection of the national academic reputation of the faculty and dedication to resident education.

Provides training at a leading Trauma and Emergency Surgery center, with research opportunities and a two-year track for AAST acute care surgery fellowship certification. Emphasizes interdisciplinary SICU team rounds, features advanced training facilities, a dedicated fellow curriculum, and prioritizes research excellence.

Provides junior attending responsibilities, extensive autonomy, and diverse case experiences, affiliated with Keck Medical Center of USC. With seven positions annually, it offers diverse patient care, research opportunities, and a vibrant metropolitan experience in Los Angeles County.

Provides a holistic experience in urology, including a year of general surgery and four years of specialized training. Focused on developing well-rounded urologists with top-notch surgical skills and a broad understanding of urologic diseases, the program encourages involvement in cutting-edge techniques and academic research within the department for those pursuing careers in this field.

Focusing on image-guided procedures. The program equips fellows with technical skills, clinical assessment, and in-depth knowledge of minimally invasive therapies. Training covers various imaging modalities, vascular interventions, patient care, safety protocols, and emphasizes research in emerging therapies. With a faculty-to-fellow ratio exceeding ACGME requirements, this accredited program provides ample mentorship and hands-on experience for fellows.

Program aims to provide quality care for patients with vascular neurologic disorders. Fellows develop expertise in diagnosing, managing, and preventing conditions like cerebral infarction, brain hemorrhage, and other vascular-related neurological issues. The curriculum covers a wide spectrum of vascular neurology, including acute treatments, critical evaluations of stroke literature, and training in Neurosonology.

Offers comprehensive training in vitreoretinal surgery, medical retinal disease, diagnostics, and pediatric vitreoretinal conditions across multiple clinical settings. Fellows gain extensive surgical experience, manage diverse retinal diseases, utilize advanced imaging technologies, participate in teaching, and engage in independent research for publication and presentation at national/international meetings.