UCLA Department of Surgery Research
Our Mission: 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.
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 leading-edge innovations and discoveries have revolutionized the surgical field in a variety of specialties, while others have improved upon well-established foundations in service of shaping the future of science and patient care.
The Department of Surgery is recognized by some of the largest federal and private granting institutions by awarding significant funding to further our ongoing research efforts. Each division is involved in basic science research as well as translational research with novel applications. We believe that a true fusion of basic science and clinical expertise is instrumental for the training of tomorrow's surgeon-scientists, translating discoveries from the bench to innovative therapies at the bedside.