About the Department of Surgery
The Department of Surgery at the Keck School of Medicine has a long tradition of excellence in education, patient care and research.
The department is home to the first Hansen® Magellan™ Robotic Lab on the west coast and offers innovative initiatives including a physician-scientist training program and a resident research program, in addition to numerous prominent surgical residency training programs.
The department’s Surgical Skills Simulation and Education Center provides an environment where students, residents and practicing physicians can learn and hone their technical skills prior to performing procedures on a patient. The center has the facilities and equipment needed to provide a comprehensive approach to surgical education.
Faculty physicians have focused on offering patients less invasive options in valve repair or replacement procedures and have established the school as a training site for other surgeons wishing to gain expertise in this area. More robotic surgeries are performed at Keck Medical Center of USC than any other hospital in the metro Los Angeles area. With the combination of highly-skilled surgeons and advanced robotic technology, Keck School residents and fellows are exposed to the latest treatment modalities and technology.
Residents and fellows obtain an unmatched spectrum of experience by training at several facilities, which include one of the country’s largest public general hospitals, a university tertiary hospital, an NCI-designated cancer center and hospital, two private community hospitals, and a nationally renowned children’s hospital.