Liver Transplant Patient Celebrates Anniversary

Benigna Carrillo received the first liver transplant performed by USC doctors. On her transplant’s 27th anniversary, she reflects on her journey. When Benigna Carrillo left a medical appointment recently, she was surprised to find her transplant care team gathered in the reception area. The group had gathered to remember — and celebrate — the 27th […]

Read More…

Cochlear Implants Key for Early Intervention

The devices boost skill development for infants with hearing loss and severe developmental delays more than hearing aids, new research finds. Up to three out of every 1,000 infants in the United States are born with profound hearing loss. Infants with hearing loss typically are first treated with hearing aids. If these fail to help […]

Read More…

Life 20 Years After a Living-Donor Liver Transplant

By donating a part of her liver, one woman gave someone else the gift of better health. Both transplant participants are still thriving after two decades. When Walter Cervantes learned he needed a new liver in 2002, the last person he wanted to ask was his close friend Rosie Lewis. Back then, living liver donation […]

Read More…

4 Weight-loss Surgery Myths, Debunked by a Bariatric Surgeon

Get the facts on bariatric surgery from our experts. Bariatric surgery can be a lifesaving solution for people who are unable to maintain a healthy weight on their own.  Nearly 30 million adults in the United States have a body mass index (BMI) that makes them eligible for bariatric surgery, according to the National Institutes […]

Read More…

7 Signs of Pancreatic Cancer

Pancreatic cancer is a notoriously deadly disease that is hard to catch early — here are some symptoms to look out for. Pancreatic cancer has a bad reputation — and for good reason. Pancreatic cancer is the third leading cause of cancer-related death in the United States, after lung and colon, according to the National […]

Read More…

How Food Insecurity Is Linked to Liver Disease

The lack of access to affordable, nutritious food puts those with chronic liver disease at a higher risk of death, new research finds. Food insecurity, the limited availability of nutritionally adequate food, is a growing public health concern in the United States. Over 35 million Americans experience food insecurity annually, according to the U.S. Department […]

Read More…

Pathology

Pathology & Laboratory Medicine Services The Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine provides a full array of services essential for patient management including disease diagnosis, therapeutic monitoring, support for surgical intervention, and the provision of blood and blood products. Employing analytic methods that detect abnormalities in organs, tissues, cells and body fluids, the department contributes […]

Read More…

Meet Henry Wang, MD

Dr. Wang is a medical oncologist at Keck Medicine of USC, who specializes in all types of cancer. Here’s what you won’t find on his resume. When he is not busy working, he enjoys outdoor adventures. “When I’m at home, I like to tackle household chores and read history books. I also enjoy hiking and […]

Read More…

Marty Sargeant

Marty Sargeant Marty Sargeant, MBACEO Keck Medical Center of USC Marty Sargeant was appointed CEO of Keck Medical Center of USC, comprised of Keck Hospital of USC and USC Norris Cancer Hospital, after serving as interim CEO. He provides executive leadership for Keck Hospital and USC Norris while maintaining strong relationships with department chairs, faculty, […]

Read More…

International Health

We Welcome Patients from Around the World  Keck Medicine of USC provides a wide range of medical care to international patients from more than 60 different countries around the globe. Whether you need cancer care, spine surgery, cardiac surgery, robotic urological surgery, neurosurgery, a transplant, a gastrointestinal procedure or access to clinical trials, our International […]

Read More…