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.

Adrian E. Ortega

Adrian E. Ortega

Clinical Professor of Surgery (Clinician Educator)
2051 Marengo St. Off Campus Los Angeles

Differences in adolescent activity and dietary behaviors across home, school, and other locations warrant location-specific intervention approaches Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act. 2020 09 29; 17(1):123. . View in PubMed

Responsive Asthma Care for Teens (ReACT): development protocol for an adaptive mobile health intervention for adolescents with asthma BMJ Open. 2019 08 20; 9(8):e030029. . View in PubMed

Operative management of diverticulitis in a tertiary care center Am J Surg. 2017 Jul; 214(1):37-41. . View in PubMed

Selected Techniques of Anal Fistula Surgery from Antiquity Through the Early 20th Century Illustrated Dis Colon Rectum. 2017 Jun; 60(6):636-646. . View in PubMed

Treatment-Based Three-Dimensional Classification and Management of Anorectal Infections World J Surg. 2017 02; 41(2):574-589. . View in PubMed

Factors Associated with a Short (<2 Days) or Long (>10 Days) Length of Stay after Colectomy: A Multivariate Analysis of over 400 Patients Am Surg. 2016 Oct; 82(10):960-963. . View in PubMed

The Author Replies Dis Colon Rectum. 2016 May; 59(5):e42. . View in PubMed

Requiem on the Deep Postanal Space and Supralevator Abscesses Dis Colon Rectum. 2016 07; 59(7):e409. . View in PubMed

Elective versus emergency surgery for ulcerative colitis: a National Surgical Quality Improvement Program analysis Am J Surg. 2013 Mar; 205(3):333-7; discussion 337-8. . View in PubMed

Recurrent drug-induced ANCA vasculitis in a patient with Crohn's colitis treated with infliximab: a potential contraindication to immunosuppressive therapy Am Surg. 2012 Dec; 78(12):1406-8. . View in PubMed

Laparoscopic versus open colon resections in California: a cross-sectional analysis Am Surg. 2012 Oct; 78(10):1063-5. . View in PubMed

Current controversies in the management of colon cancer Curr Probl Surg. 2012 Jul; 49(7):398-460. . View in PubMed

Perineal injuries at a large urban trauma center: injury patterns and outcomes Am Surg. 2009 Apr; 75(4):317-20. . View in PubMed

The prevalence of colorectal neoplasia in patients with end-stage renal disease: a case-control study Int J Colorectal Dis. 2008 Jan; 23(1):47-51. . View in PubMed

Assessing the teaching of procedural skills: can cognitive task analysis add to our traditional teaching methods? Am J Surg. 2008 Jan; 195(1):20-3.. View in PubMed

Pseudoaneurysm of the inferior gluteal artery: an unusual complication after abdominoperineal resection for rectal cancerReport of a case. Dis Colon Rectum. 2007 Jan; 50(1):115-7. . View in PubMed

Intraoperative physical diagnosis in the management of anal fistula Am Surg. 2006 Jan; 72(1):11-5. . View in PubMed

Internet use by colorectal surgery patients: a surgeon's tool for education and marketing Am Surg. 2004 Jun; 70(6):553-8. . View in PubMed

Sequential compression devices as prophylaxis for venous thromboembolism in high-risk colorectal surgery patients: reconsidering American Society of Colorectal Surgeons parameters Am Surg. 2003 Nov; 69(11):941-5. . View in PubMed

Use of high-dose-rate brachytherapy in the management of locally recurrent rectal cancer Dis Colon Rectum. 2003 Jul; 46(7):895-9. . View in PubMed

Anorectal anatomy Surg Clin North Am. 2002 Dec; 82(6):1125-38v. . View in PubMed

Dr. Ortega graduated from the Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA and completed his surgical training here at the University of Southern California. After a time in private practice, he went on to complete his training in colorectal surgery at USC, then joined the faculty. Dr. Ortega works primarily out of the LAC+USC Medical Center, serving as a mentor, teacher, and supervisor of fellows, residents, and medical students in training.

Dr. Ortega's major areas of research interests include Diverticular disease, Anorectal Conditions, and Colon and Rectal Cancer.
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