UCLA Department of Surgery

Innovating surgical care from diagnosis to recovery.


About UCLA Surgery

The Department of Surgery at UCLA provides the highest quality surgical care available, is nationally ranked in surgical education and brings leading-edge science to patient care. 

Our Vision:
To deliver equitable, innovative, and world-renowned surgical care illuminated by discovery and compassion.

Find Your Care

To find out more about our surgery services, call 310-267-8054.

Meet Our Experts

The UCLA Department of Surgery expert team is committed to providing the finest and most comprehensive patient care.

Map & Directions

We're housed on the campus of a globally-ranked comprehensive research university with a well funded research portfolio.

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Thank you for your interest in supporting UCLA Department of Surgery. We are grateful for your life-changing generosity.

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Leading-Edge Research

The Department of Surgery has a robust history of research, with fundamental discoveries in basic, translational, and clinical sciences that have shaped the practice of Surgery and Medicine both nationally and internationally.

Our vision is to advance the field of surgery and allied fields through research, and enhance the department reputation as a world-class research unit recognized for innovation, excellence, and discovery.

Nationally-Ranked Education

In Surgery, we have an unswerving commitment to the academic mission including research and creative endeavors, teaching, clinical care, and service. We draw our talent from across the community, celebrating diversity and a broad range of perspectives and experiences.

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General Surgery at UCLA

Exceptional Clinical Care

We lead the way in excellent health care. Our surgery team includes experts in multiple subspecialty areas who continually research best practices and advance their skills. Highlights of our surgical services include expanded access to care, advanced technology and comprehensive research.

Surgery News

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A New Home for the UCLA Agi Hirshberg Center for Pancreatic Diseases

UCLA Surgery celebrated our long-term partnership with Agi Hirshberg and the Hirshberg Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research with a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new UCLA Agi Hirshberg Center for Pancreatic Diseases in UCLA Health’s Medical Plaza. 

Dr. Abbas Ardehali @ TED

TED Talk on Transplantation

Dr. Abbas Ardehali, professor of cardiothoracic surgery, investigates how to keep human hearts and lungs alive outside the body before they are transplanted. 


CORELAB receives Cultural North Star Award

The CORELAB at the Division of Cardiac Surgery at UCLA has received the Cultural North Star Award, which recognizes the collaborative teamwork that serves as the cornerstone of the environment at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA as well as the mission of the Cultural North Star initiative.

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Dr. Jane Yanagawa is the 2023 Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award recipient

The award is presented by the Arnold P. Gold Foundation, a national organization dedicated to ensuring that compassion, respect, and empathy are at the core of all healthcare interactions. 

Surgery Events

Pancreatic Cancer Symposium

18th Annual Symposium on Pancreatic Cancer

  • April 13, 2024, 8:30AM - 3:00PM
  • In collaboration with the UCLA Agi Hirshberg Center for Pancreatic Diseases at the Luskin Conference Center
  • Register online to attend in-person or virtually
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Breast Ultrasound Skills and Ultrasound-Guided Wire Localization for Surgeons

  • September 20, 2024 7:30AM - 12:30PM
  • Surgical Science Laboratory at UCLA
  • To register, please contact Cianna Miller at [email protected]
  • For questions about the course, please contact Dr. Kapoor at [email protected].

Get in Touch

To find out more about our surgery services, call 310-267-8054.