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

Patients with early kidney cancer see significant benefits with robotic partial nephrectomy

A new study from the Keck School of Medicine of USC finds that robotic partial nephrectomy decreases complications, mortality and other important patient outcomes as compared with open or laparoscopic techniques Contact: Meg Aldrich at (323) 442-3941 or meg.aldrich@med.usc.edu. LOS ANGELES – For patients with early kidney cancer, removing… Read More »

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Department Events

25th Annual USC National Trauma, Emergency Surgery, and Surgical Critical Care Symposium

25th Annual USC National Trauma, Emergency Surgery, and Surgical Critical Care Symposium

07/19/2018 - 07/20/2018
Langham Huntington Hotel – 1401 S. Oak Knoll Drive Pasadena, CA 91106
All Day

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Keck School Events

25th Annual USC National Trauma, Emergency Surgery, and Surgical Critical Care Symposium

25th Annual USC National Trauma, Emergency Surgery, and Surgical Critical Care Symposium

07/19/2018 - 07/20/2018
Langham Huntington Hotel – 1401 S. Oak Knoll Drive Pasadena, CA 91106
All Day

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