Associate Professor and Chief, Section of Colon and Rectal Surgery
Dr. Kazanjian is a southern California native and completed his undergraduate and medical education at UCLA, earning his MD in 2001. He completed his General Surgery residency at the UCLA Medical Center, including a two year fellowship in cancer research. He subsequently trained in Colorectal Surgery at the University of Minnesota, the oldest and largest Colon and Rectal Surgery fellowship program in the country. Dr. Kazanjian is certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery. He is the recipient of several awards for teaching, research, and clinical excellence. From 2009-2014, Dr. Kazanjian served as Chief of Colon and Rectal Surgery at Loma Linda University Medical Center, where he established a high-volume Colorectal Surgery Unit with emphasis on minimally invasive surgical approaches including robotic surgery. In 2014 he was recruited to return to the UCLA Department of Surgery.
Dr. Kazanjian's clinical interests and expertise include Colon and Rectal Cancer, Minimally Invasive (Laparoscopic/Robotic) Colorectal Surgery, Transanal Endoscopic Surgery, Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Crohn's & Ulcerative Colitis), and Anorectal Disorders.