Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

Year after year, The Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center is ranked nighly by U.S. News and World Report's annual survey of "America's Best Hospitals."

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

The Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center stands as the dominant building on the south campus of UCLA. Created by renowned architect I. M. Pei, the building conveys the inspiration and promise of healing and scientific discovery. The 1,050,000-square-foot hospital houses 520 beds in private rooms and features a dedicated interventional floor with 23 operating rooms. The 10-story (eight stories above ground) structure combines the operations of Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, Stewart and Lynda Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA, and UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital.

The new surgical suites incorporate state-of-art facilities including ergonomically position flat-screen monitors placed on articulating arms that can be brought into the surgical filed and cameras built into the handle of the operating room lights that enable images to be displayed on a wall mounted plasma screen. Two-way video-conferencing capabilities make it possible for full-motion , high-quality images and audio to be transmitted within or outside the hospital for both teaching and consultation during surgeries.

The fellow works with a team of residents and is responsible for the day-to-day activities of the service and actively participates in the gynecologic oncology OR cases as either primary surgeon or co-surgeon. Surgical cases are performed open, laparoscopically and robotically as appropriate. The fellows attends medical oncology and radiation oncology clinics and receives training in radiation treatment planning from radiation physicists. Fellows participate in brachytherapy cases with the radiation oncology faculty. The fellow is also in charge of the weekly multidisciplinary patient care conference.

Fellows rotating at UCLA work with gynecologic oncology attendings.