The Department of Surgery at the Keck School of Medicine of USC has a long history of training excellent clinical surgeons and the diversity of the training experience is a hallmark of its programs.

By spending significant time training at different sites, residents obtain a spectrum of experience. The culmination of this training occurs during the chief resident year, predominately spent at the Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. It’s here, while under supervision, that residents find themselves responsible for running a variety of surgical services. The surgical pathology, severity of disease and degree of autonomy that the residents experience during this program truly makes it one-of-a-kind.

At the completion of clinical training, graduating residents have the confidence to handle any clinical situation, as well as an in-depth understanding of what it takes to be a medical leader.

Cardiothoracic Surgery

Vascular Surgery

Our Abdominal Transplant Surgery Fellowship Program provides extensive training in transplantation.

  • Abdominal Transplantation Fellowship

Upper GI and General Surgery
Fellowships in our internationally recognized upper GI and general surgery division include bariatric and breast surgery programs.


Our colorectal surgery fellows become experts in minimally invasive procedures and learn to manage a range of colorectal conditions.

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Plastic and reconstructive surgery fellowships include such programs as burn, craniofacial surgery and microsurgery.

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