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.
Josette Etcheverry, a faculty member at Los Angeles County + University of Southern California Medical Center, Keck School of Medicine, is the Medical Student Educator for General Surgery Clerkship and an ATLS Course Coordinator. Josette has experience in critical care and emergency nursing. Prior to joining the medical school, she taught nurses in both of the preceding specialties. She is an active member of the American Association of Critical Care Nurses, Sigma Theta Tau and the Association of Surgical Education.