Department of Surgery faculty members, both physicians and scientists, are world-renown in their subspecialties. Faculty members are passionate in their clinical care and research practices, as well as being mentors for medical students and trainees. The department also invests significant funds to provide protected time and lab space for junior faculty to perform research.

Hassan Aziz

Hassan Aziz

Clinical Instructor of Surgery (Fellow)
2051 Marengo Street Health Sciences Campus Los Angeles

Review of Oncology and Transplant Literature for the Management of Hepatic and Pancreatic Resections in Jehovah's Witnesses Cancer Med J. 2021 Apr 01; 4(1):16-26. . View in PubMed

Research priorities in Fontan-associated liver disease Curr Opin Organ Transplant. 2020 Aug 21. . View in PubMed

Current state of kidney utilization in multiorgan transplants Curr Opin Organ Transplant. 2020 Aug; 25(4):316-321. . View in PubMed

Effect of COVID-19 on Surgical Training Across the United States: A National Survey of General Surgery Residents J Surg Educ. 2020 Jul 30. . View in PubMed

Review of COVID-19 Outcomes in Surgical Patients Am Surg. 2020 Jul; 86(7):741-745. . View in PubMed

Global experience and perspective on anonymous nondirected live donation in living donor liver transplantation Clin Transplant. 2020 Apr; 34(4):e13836. . View in PubMed

A Potential Role for Robotic Cholecystectomy in Patients with Advanced Liver Disease: Analysis of the NSQIP Database Am Surg. 2020 Apr 01; 86(4):341-345. . View in PubMed

Benign multi-cystic peritoneal mesothelioma of the porta hepatis Int J Surg Case Rep. 2020; 74:218-221. . View in PubMed

Neoadjuvant Chemoradiation Therapy Is Associated with Adverse Outcomes in Patients Undergoing Pancreaticoduodenectomy for Pancreatic Cancer Am Surg. 2019 Nov 01; 85(11):1276-1280. . View in PubMed

Retrospective Analysis of Chronic Hepatitis C Patients with Hepatic Iron Depletion Ann Clin Lab Sci. 2019 May; 49(3):380-384. . View in PubMed

Association Between Noninvasive Fibrosis Markers and Postoperative Mortality After Hepatectomy for Hepatocellular Carcinoma JAMA Netw Open. 2019 01 04; 2(1):e187142. . View in PubMed

The role of four-factor prothrombin complex concentrate in coagulopathy of trauma: A propensity matched analysis J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2018 07; 85(1):18-24. . View in PubMed

RETINAL DETACHMENT SURGERY IN A PEDIATRIC POPULATION: Visual and Anatomic Outcomes Retina. 2018 07; 38(7):1393-1402. . View in PubMed

Episcleral brachytherapy of uveal melanoma: role of intraoperative echographic confirmation Br J Ophthalmol. 2017 06; 101(6):747-751. . View in PubMed

The Role of Genetic Testing in Patients With Breast Cancer: A Review JAMA Surg. 2017 06 01; 152(6):589-594. . View in PubMed

Combination of medical needling and non-cultured autologous skin cell transplantation (ReNovaCell) for repigmentation of hypopigmented burn scars Burns. 2016 Nov; 42(7):1556-1566. . View in PubMed

Neurosurgeons' Critical Role in Managing Traumatic Brain Injury--Reply JAMA Surg. 2016 Feb; 151(2):200. . View in PubMed

Vision Loss Following Episcleral Brachytherapy for Uveal Melanoma: Development of a Vision Prognostication Tool JAMA Ophthalmol. 2016 06 01; 134(6):615-20. . View in PubMed

Analyzing clinical outcomes in laparoscopic right vsleft colectomy in colon cancer patients using the NSQIP database. Cancer Treat Commun. 2016; 8:1-4. . View in PubMed

Endovascular Therapy for Acute Mesenteric Ischemia: an NSQIP Analysis Am Surg. 2015 Nov; 81(11):1170-6. . View in PubMed

Increased Incidence of Early Onset Colorectal Cancer in Arizona: A Comprehensive 15-year Analysis of the Arizona Cancer Registry J Gastrointest Dig Syst. 2015 Oct; 5(5). . View in PubMed

Patients Diagnosed with Colorectal Cancer in Rural Areas in Arizona Typically Present with Higher Stage Disease J Gastrointest Dig Syst. 2015 Oct; 5(5). . View in PubMed

Analyzing the effects of alcohol on adolescent trauma using the National Trauma Data Bank J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2015 Sep; 79(3):463-7. . View in PubMed

Improving Hospital Quality and Costs in Nonoperative Traumatic Brain Injury: The Role of Acute Care Surgeons JAMA Surg. 2015 Sep; 150(9):866-72. . View in PubMed

SYMPATHETIC OPHTHALMIA: Clinicopathologic Correlation in a Consecutive Case Series Retina. 2015 Aug; 35(8):1696-703. . View in PubMed

Erratum to: Age and Obesity are Independent Predictors of Bile Duct Injuries in Patients Undergoing Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy World J Surg. 2015 Jul; 39(7):1809. . View in PubMed

Age and Obesity are Independent Predictors of Bile Duct Injuries in Patients Undergoing Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy World J Surg. 2015 Jul; 39(7):1804-8. . View in PubMed

The influence of do-not-resuscitate status on the outcomes of patients undergoing emergency vascular operations J Vasc Surg. 2015 Jun; 61(6):1538-42. . View in PubMed

Clinical and Echographic Features of Retinochoroidal and Optic Nerve Colobomas Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2015 Jun; 56(6):3615-20. . View in PubMed

Use of prothrombin complex concentrate as an adjunct to fresh frozen plasma shortens time to craniotomy in traumatic brain injury patients Neurosurgery. 2015 May; 76(5):601-7; discussion 607. . View in PubMed

An acute care surgery dilemma: emergent laparoscopic cholecystectomy in patients on aspirin therapy Am J Surg. 2015 Apr; 209(4):689-94. . View in PubMed

The current concepts in management of animal (dog, cat, snake, scorpion) and human bite wounds J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2015 Mar; 78(3):641-8. . View in PubMed

TLR8 gene polymorphism and association in bacterial load in southern Punjab of Pakistan: an association study with pulmonary tuberculosis Int J Immunogenet. 2015 Feb; 42(1):46-51. . View in PubMed

Transforming hemoglobin measurement in trauma patients: noninvasive spot check hemoglobin J Am Coll Surg. 2015 Jan; 220(1):93-8. . View in PubMed

Mild traumatic brain injury defined by Glasgow Coma Scale: Is it really mild? Brain Inj. 2015; 29(1):11-6.. View in PubMed

Prospective validation of the brain injury guidelines: managing traumatic brain injury without neurosurgical consultation J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2014 Dec; 77(6):984-8. . View in PubMed

The physiological effects of hyperosmolar resuscitation: 5% vs 3% hypertonic saline Am J Surg. 2014 Nov; 208(5):697-702. . View in PubMed

Effect of alcohol in traumatic brain injury: is it really protective? J Surg Res. 2014 Aug; 190(2):634-9.. View in PubMed

Prothrombin complex concentrate versus fresh-frozen plasma for reversal of coagulopathy of trauma: is there a difference? World J Surg. 2014 Aug; 38(8):1875-81.. View in PubMed

A three-year prospective study of repeat head computed tomography in patients with traumatic brain injury J Am Coll Surg. 2014 Jul; 219(1):45-51. . View in PubMed

Increasing trauma deaths in the United States Ann Surg. 2014 Jul; 260(1):13-21. . View in PubMed

Perforated appendicitis with gastrointestinal basidiobolomycosis: a rare finding Surg Infect (Larchmt). 2014 Jun; 15(3):339-42. . View in PubMed

Lower extremity fractures in falls Eur J Trauma Emerg Surg. 2014 Jun; 40(3):331-6. . View in PubMed

Smartphone surgery: how technology can transform practice Telemed J E Health. 2014 Jun; 20(6):590-2. . View in PubMed

Levothyroxine therapy before brain death declaration increases the number of solid organ donations J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2014 May; 76(5):1301-5. . View in PubMed

Dabigatran therapy: minor trauma injuries are no longer minor Am Surg. 2014 Apr; 80(4):E116-8. . View in PubMed

The BIG (brain injury guidelines) project: defining the management of traumatic brain injury by acute care surgeons J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2014 Apr; 76(4):965-9. . View in PubMed

Prothrombin complex concentrate use in coagulopathy of lethal brain injuries increases organ donation Am Surg. 2014 Apr; 80(4):335-8. . View in PubMed

Telephotography in trauma: a 2-year clinical experience Telemed J E Health. 2014 Apr; 20(4):342-5. . View in PubMed

Clinical outcomes in traumatic brain injury patients on preinjury clopidogrel: a prospective analysis J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2014 Mar; 76(3):817-20. . View in PubMed

Predictors of mortality in geriatric trauma patients: a systematic review and meta-analysis J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2014 Mar; 76(3):894-901. . View in PubMed

The conjoint effect of reduced crystalloid administration and decreased damage-control laparotomy use in the development of abdominal compartment syndrome J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2014 Feb; 76(2):457-61. . View in PubMed

Morbid obesity predisposes trauma patients to worse outcomes: a National Trauma Data Bank analysis J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2014 Jan; 76(1):176-9. . View in PubMed

Repeat head computed tomography in anticoagulated traumatic brain injury patients: still warranted Am Surg. 2014 Jan; 80(1):43-7. . View in PubMed

Blunt assault: 'million dollar baby' Am Surg. 2014 Jan; 80(1):72-5. . View in PubMed

Predicting hospital discharge disposition in geriatric trauma patients: is frailty the answer? J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2014 Jan; 76(1):196-200.. View in PubMed

Fatal gunshot wound to the head: the impact of aggressive management Am J Surg. 2014 Jan; 207(1):89-94. . View in PubMed

Improving survival rates after civilian gunshot wounds to the brain J Am Coll Surg. 2014 Jan; 218(1):58-65. . View in PubMed

Low-dose aspirin therapy is not a reason for repeating head computed tomographic scans in traumatic brain injury: a prospective study J Surg Res. 2014 Jan; 186(1):287-91. . View in PubMed

Children are safer in states with strict firearm laws: a National Inpatient Sample study J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2014 Jan; 76(1):146-50; discussion 150-1. . View in PubMed

Laparoscopic endoscopic single-site surgery versus conventional laparoscopic surgery for acute appendicitis in an adult population Am Surg. 2014 Jan; 80(1):E22-4. . View in PubMed

Acquired coagulopathy of traumatic brain injury defined by routine laboratory tests: which laboratory values matter? J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2014 Jan; 76(1):121-5.. View in PubMed

Current concepts in the management of biologic and chemical warfare causalities J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2013 Oct; 75(4):582-9. . View in PubMed

Mild and moderate pediatric traumatic brain injury: replace routine repeat head computed tomography with neurologic examination J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2013 Oct; 75(4):550-4. . View in PubMed

Rehabilitation after trauma; does age matter? J Surg Res. 2013 Sep; 184(1):541-5.. View in PubMed

The acute care surgery model: managing traumatic brain injury without an inpatient neurosurgical consultation J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2013 Jul; 75(1):102-5; discussion 105. . View in PubMed

Continuous noninvasive hemoglobin monitor from pulse ox: ready for prime time? World J Surg. 2013 Mar; 37(3):525-9.. View in PubMed

Improving communication in level 1 trauma centers: replacing pagers with smartphones Telemed J E Health. 2013 Mar; 19(3):150-4. . View in PubMed

Prothrombin complex concentrate: an effective therapy in reversing the coagulopathy of traumatic brain injury J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2013 Jan; 74(1):248-53. . View in PubMed

Evolution of liver transplant patients at high psychosocial risk Transplant Proc. 1999 Nov; 31(7):3060. . View in PubMed

Early onset of breast carcinoma in African American women with poor prognostic factors Am J Clin Oncol. 1999 Oct; 22(5):436-40. . View in PubMed

Development of an adult liver transplant program in a public hospital in Argentina Transplant Proc. 1998 Sep; 30(6):2878-9. . View in PubMed

Low incidence of acute cellular rejection in liver transplantation with Neoral Transplant Proc. 1998 Aug; 30(5):1854. . View in PubMed

Comparative epidemiology of epilepsy in Pakistan and Turkey: population-based studies using identical protocols Epilepsia. 1997 Jun; 38(6):716-22. . View in PubMed

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Epilepsy in Pakistan: a population-based epidemiologic study Epilepsia. 1994 Sep-Oct; 35(5):950-8. . View in PubMed

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