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.
To deliver equitable, innovative, and world-renowned surgical care illuminated by discovery and compassion.
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.
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.
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.
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.
New chief of breast surgery
Dr. Mediget Teshome, a breast surgical oncologist, has joined UCLA Health and the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA as the new chief of breast surgery and director of breast health. In her new role, Teshome will provide breast surgical oncology leadership across the UCLA Health enterprise, including the UCLA Health Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Garry Shandling Chair Installation
UCLA Surgery recently celebrated the Garry Shandling Chair Installation honoring Drs. Donahue and Sahin-Toth. Dr. Timothy Donahue, professor of surgery and chief of the division of surgical oncology, is the inaugural holder of the Garry Shandling Chair in Pancreatic Surgery. Dr. Miklos Sahin-Toth, professor of surgery, is the inaugural holder of the Garry Shandling Chair in Pancreatic Diseases.
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.
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.