Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Fellowship


The Hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgery (HPB)Program at USC has been in operation since 1990. The Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery Program provides state-of-the-art treatment for patients with primary and metastatic cancers of the liver, gallbladder, bile duct and pancreas. The program also treats benign disease including cysts, biliary strictures, and bile duct injuries. The program provides minimally invasive surgery and transfusion-free procedures. The HPB program is recognized by national pancreas foundation as NPF center of excellence.

Fellowship Description

The hepato-pancreato-biliary (HPB) Surgery Fellowship at University of Southern California is primarily a clinically oriented training program with a focus on both open and minimally invasive pancreato-biliary and liver surgery. Extensive experience in preoperative evaluation, intraoperative decision making, and postoperative care are key elements of the training. Clinical exposure to the complete spectrum of benign and malignant HPB diseases is a hallmark of the training. Both laparoscopic and robotic HPB surgery are offered. Extensive experience with HPB ultrasound is provided. The HPB fellow participates fully in all academic activities within the Department of Surgery. Throughout the fellowship, conference participation supports collaboration with peers and the development of critical thinking. As a HPB fellow, you will be expected to participate and present at our conferences each week and/or month.

Clinical research is required of the HPB surgery fellow, mostly focused on outcomes analysis and clinically relevant projects. The fellow is also expected to present at a national meeting. The goal is for the fellow to complete at least one clinical research project during each year of the fellowship.

Program Sites

Keck Medical Center of USC

Keck Hospital is a 401-bed university-affiliated teaching hospital within walking distance of County and employs over 700 faculty physicians. On average, the hospital performs over 18,000 outpatient and inpatient surgeries annually. As a tertiary/quaternary referral center, Keck provides care for the most acute and complex medical and surgical issues. A significant number of resident rotations take place at Keck.


Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian

Hoag Hospital is a 530-bed, not-for-profit, acute-care hospital. Fully accredited by The Joint Commission and designated as a Magnet hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, Hoag offers a comprehensive mix of healthcare services. On average, Hoag network treats nearly 30,000 inpatients and 350,00 outpatients annually. Hoag offers a blend of health care services that include five institutes providing specialized services in the following areas: cancer, heart and vascular, neurosciences, women’s health, and orthopedics through Hoag’s affiliate Hoag Orthopedic Institute.


Our Surgical faculty includes 11 surgeons with diverse clinical, research, and administrative expertise and interests.

How to Apply

Length of Program: 1 year

Accreditation: In process with The Fellowship Council

Contact information

Celeste Mendoza
Fellowship Coordinator
Division of Surgical Education
Keck School of Medicine of USC
1520 San Pablo Street, HCT 4300
Los Angeles, CA 90033
Phone: (323) 442-8168

Program Director: Mohd Raashid Sheikh

Associate Program Director: Rick Selby

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