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 academic 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. Transplant and oncology exposure will be provided as part of the fellowship. Extensive experience with HPB ultrasound is provided. The HPB fellow participates fully in all academic activities within the Department of Surgery. The surgical conferences include weekly departmental grand rounds, morbidity and mortality conference, GI tumor board, Liver conference, and weekly preoperative case conferences along with HPB didactic lectures. Monthly journal clubs are also included. Fellows will be required to attend AHPBA fellow grand rounds, annual AHPBA meetings and fellows institute courses.

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 Medicine 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.

Keck Hospital of USC

USC Arcadia Hospital

USC Arcadia Hospital, part of Keck Medicine of USC, is a 348- -licensed-bed community hospital that has been serving the health care needs of patients in the San Gabriel Valley and surrounding communities, for more than a century. Our hospital’s services include a 24-hour emergency room; OB/GYN and maternity services; complex neurological care and surgery; certified stroke center; STEMI (heart attack) receiving center; pediatric emergency care; cardiac care; cancer care; orthopedic care; surgical services; and imaging and diagnostic services.

USC Arcadia Hospital


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


How to Apply

Length of Program: 2 year

Accreditation: Accredited by The Fellowship council and AHPBA

Contact Information

Ashley Ho
Fellowship Coordinator
Phone: (323) 442-1042

Program Director: Mohd Raashid Sheikh, MD

Associate Program Director: Rick Selby, MD