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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

Band members play outside the newly opened Norris Healthcare Center

Norris Healthcare Center now open for patients

Keck Medicine of USC is significantly expanding its patient care services and health care facilities with the opening of the new Norris Healthcare Center (HC3), a seven-story, 116,000-square-foot state-of-the-art facility on the Health Sciences Campus. Representing the fourth outpatient facility built adjacent to Keck Hospital of USC and USC… Read More »

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Department Events

Talk: Spine Surgery: Do We Overdo it?

Talk: Spine Surgery: Do We Overdo it?

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

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Keck School Events

Career Development Seminar Session - From Academia to Industry and Back: How Patients Will Benefit From Our Partnership

Career Development Seminar Session – From Academia to Industry and Back: How Patients Will Benefit From Our Partnership

Harkness Auditorium, CSC 250, 2250 Alcazar Street, Los Angeles
9:00 am - 11:00 am

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