Center for Advanced Surgical & Interventional Technology
Welcome to CASIT
CASIT's mission is to define and advance the state of the art of surgical and interventional technology, to revolutionize surgical education and training, to enable the development of unprecedented accuracy and precision in the performance of minimally invasive procedures and to deliver novel, interventional therapies to patients.
CASIT is accredited as a Level I Comprehensive Education Institute through the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and provides opportunities for simulation-based training and resident assessment. CASIT provides objective performance-based criteria for certification to maintain its credentials.
CASIT engages in multidisciplinary research projects involving collaborators from across the UCLA campus including from the Departments of Surgery, Urology, Pathology, Bioengineering, Electrical Engineering and Radiological Sciences.
The new training center covers all of the surgical specialties including general surgery, cardiac surgery, plastic surgery, gynecologic surgery, urology, head and neck surgery, vascular surgery, neurosurgery, transplant surgery, radiology, cardiology, digestive diseases, and cognitive psychology. The new 4000 square foot CASIT Center at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center is opening soon.