Breadcrumb Home Departments Surgery General Surgery Residency Research Research Areas General Surgery Residency Research Areas Sub-navigation Research Areas Bariatric Surgery Cardiac and Thoracic Surgery Education Endocrine Surgery Global Health and Social Justice Health Services and Policy Pediatric Surgery Surgical Oncology Sub-navigation Research Research Areas Bariatric Surgery Cardiac and Thoracic Surgery Education Endocrine Surgery Global Health and Social Justice Health Services and Policy Pediatric Surgery Surgical Oncology Research Funding Dr. Clifford Ko, Professor of Surgery at UCLA and director of the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP), speaks at a conference. Credit: American College of Surgeons Bulletin UCLA Surgery faculty are distinguished by the breadth of their research interests and the caliber of their work. Numerous faculty are NIH grant recipients and nationally and internationally known for their research leadership. Faculty serve as mentors for UCLA general surgery residents and help develop their professional goals over the course of their training. From surgical oncology to cardiothoracic surgery, basic science to global health, there are endless opportunities for residents to find projects and guidance in whatever field they choose. For more details on specific research areas, click on the themes to the left.