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

All Voices Hackathon

USC Center for Body Computing announces 2018 “Voice Assistants for All” hackathon with $10,000 prize

The USC Center for Body Computing (CBC) at Keck Medicine of USC is hoping to solve unmet health care needs using home-based digital assistants at its 2018 “Voice Assistants for All” hackathon on July 12–13, 2018. Teams of innovators will be challenged with creating solutions that will enable people… Read More »

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Department Events

Talk: Spine Surgery: Do We Overdo it?

Talk: Spine Surgery: Do We Overdo it?

07/12/2018
Herklotz Seminar Room (ZNI 112)
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

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Keck School Events

Mentored Career Development in Clinical and Translational Science Award Info Session

Mentored Career Development in Clinical and Translational Science Award Info Session

05/30/2018
Soto I, 2001 N. Soto St., SSB 115-116, Los Angeles
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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