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

Luanda Grazette, Raymond Hall, Vaughn Starnes and Mark Barr stand side by side

Heart transplant gives patient years of joy

Raymond Hall was told he had three months to live. That was more than 17 years ago. Hall is a Vietnam-era Marine veteran. After he developed heart problems related to his service, he underwent years of treatments with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). “They tried everything,” Hall… Read More »

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Keck School Events

USC Stem Cell Postdoc Seminar Series: Preparing for the faculty job market–negotiations

USC Stem Cell Postdoc Seminar Series: Preparing for the faculty job market–negotiations

01/18/2018
Eli and Edythe Broad CIRM Center Auditorium, 1st floor conference room
11:45 am - 1:00 pm

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