Faculty Leadership

Joe Hines, MD

Message from the Chair

The UCLA Department of Surgery is committed to leading edge patient care providing the latest in surgical innovation through scientific discovery and education. We support an inclusive, diverse, and transparent culture for our team members who serve all in our community. The cornerstones of our mission support the foundation for future advances in the field and outstanding health for our patients.

The UCLA Department of Surgery is housed on the campus of a comprehensive research university consistently ranked  globally and with a well funded research portfolio. The presence of all disciplines on a single compact campus - medicine, engineering, life sciences, physical sciences, public health, business and law - provides an unlimited environment for leading edge surgical research.

Our training programs offer a unique combination of active faculty involvement, world class research, advanced technology, and a steadfast commitment to exceptional patient care.  These programs offer unparalleled opportunities to learn and grow as a surgeon.

The UCLA Department of Surgery is committed to measuring and improving the care of our patients through rigorous health services, clinical outcomes, and policy-related investigation. Leading work in partnership with national and internationally-recognized experts will continue to contribute meaningfully to the improvement of surgical quality of care, patient experience, and end results on our own campuses, and throughout the world.

O. Joe Hines, M.D.
Professor of Surgery and Department Chair