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.

Support UCLA Surgery

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.

Dr. Christie and residents
Doctors perform 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

Spotlight Story

UCLA Health and Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC) join forces to launch a new regional pediatric congenital heart care program. 

“We will use our considerable clinical strengths, integrate data and technology and provide seamless, convenient access to care," says Glen S. Van Arsdell, MD, chief of congenital cardiovascular surgery at UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital and chief of the new UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital-CHOC Congenital Heart Program.

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Surgery Events


What's New in Wound Care and Limb Salvage?

  • September 14, 2024
  • 6:30 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Los Angeles, California

17th Annual UCLA Liver Diseases Symposium

  • October 26, 2024
  • 7:15 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Westlake, California 
Female Doctor Performing Ultrasound

Breast Ultrasound and Wire Localization Techniques

  • September 20, 2024
  • 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Los Angeles, California
Heart Failure

UCLA Heart Failure Symposium 2024: State-of-the-Art Updates

  • September 21, 2024
  • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Marina del Rey, California

Get in Touch

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