Chief's Welcome

Welcome to the Division of General Surgery at UCLA

The Division of General Surgery provides comprehensive surgical consultation and care in many subspecialties including colon and rectal surgery, trauma, pediatric surgery, endocrine surgery, bariatric surgery and multidisciplinary pancreas surgery.

O. Joe Hines, MD
O. Joe Hines MD

O. Joe Hines MD

Our skilled surgeons are fellowship trained in various specialties and many are renowned across the country and around the world, as leaders in their respective disciplines. The Division of General Surgery seeks to create world leaders in health and science by providing the highest quality education for our trainees through our renowned residency and fellowship programs.

The Division of General Surgery, with its large and diverse research programs, is committed to developing and promoting cutting-edge discoveries in general surgery. Our faculty and research teams constantly strive to optimize the technologies we have and invent the technologies we need in order to bring to our patients the latest developments. The collaborative efforts of our clinical and research teams result in the offering of the best treatment options to help improve the quality of care and life for all of our patients.

Simply, we aim to promote outstanding patient care and support the educational and scientific programs of our enterprise. We continually aspire to seek and apply groundbreaking medical and surgical technology for the diagnosis and treatment of patients with diseases. This is our mission.

We welcome you to the Division of General Surgery!


 O. Joe Hines, MD,
Interim Chair, Department of Surgery
Chief, General Surgery

General Surgery Program at UCLA