Dr. Kevork Kazanjian is a colorectal surgeon who practices in Santa Clarita. He is board certified in surgery and colon and rectal surgery. His clinical interests and expertise include colon and rectal Cancer, minimally invasive colorectal surgery (laparoscopic and robotic), transanal endoscopic surgery, Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Crohn's & ulcerative colitis), and anorectal disorders.
Dr. Kazanjian is a southern California native who received both his medical degree and undergraduate degree from UCLA. He completed his general surgery residency at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, during which time he spent two years pursuing a fellowship in cancer research. He then completed colorectal surgery at the University of Minnesota—the oldest and largest colon and rectal surgery fellowship program in the country.
Dr. Kazanjian was recruited to join the UCLA Department of Surgery in 2014. Prior to that, he served as the chief of colon and rectal surgery at Loma Linda University Medical Center from 2009 to 2014, during which time he established a high-volume colorectal surgery unit, with emphasis on using minimally invasive surgical approaches, including robotic surgery.
Dr. Kazanjian is the recipient of several awards for teaching, research and clinical excellence. He is a member of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, the American College of Surgeons, the Society of Surgical Oncology and the Pacific Coast Surgical Association.
Associate Professor and Chief, Section of Colon and Rectal Surgery