UCLA Department of Surgery

Innovating surgical care from diagnosis to recovery.


World Class Patient Care

UCLA Surgery provides the highest quality surgical care available, is nationally ranked in surgical education and brings leading-edge scientific discovery to patient care. UCLA Health hospitals ranked in the top 5 nationally in a closely watched annual assessment published by U.S. News & World Report on July 25, 2022. For 33 consecutive years, UCLA Health has earned coveted placement on the U.S. News national honor roll, which names only 20 hospitals that provide the highest-quality care across multiple areas.

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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.

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

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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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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

Dr. Bryan Burt

New chief of thoracic surgery

Dr. Bryan Burt, a surgeon-scientist and surgical oncologist, has joined UCLA Health and the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA as the new chief of thoracic surgery and professor of surgery. He also leads an NIH-funded research laboratory in the Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center. 

CIRM Grants

UCLA scientists receive $16.1 million in CIRM grants

Researchers, including Surgery’s Dr. Gerald Lipshutz, have received grants from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine to advance new stem cell-based treatments for a metabolic disorder and two rare genetic immune disorders. 


Rosenfeld Hall is the new home of CASIT

Rosenfeld Hall, a hub for cutting-edge training, technology and collaboration, is the new home for the Center for Advanced Surgical & Interventional Technology. Dr. Peyman Benharash is CASIT’s executive director. 

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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. 

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