UCLA surgeons Drs. F. Charles Brunicardi (left) and Ronald W. Busuttil.
Dr. F. Charles Brunicardi, Moss Foundation Chair in Gastrointestinal and Personalized Surgery and chief of general surgery at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, showcased the UCLA Personalized Surgery Program at a combined lecture/music event hosted by the UCLA Division of General Surgery at UCLA’s Fowler Museum on June 25, 2014.
“The Intersection of Medicine and Music” featured a presentation by Dr. Brunicardi on innovative trends in personalized surgery. The evening also included music from Dr. Brunicardi’s CD, Where Sunset Meets the Beach.
Attendees included Dr. Ronald W. Busuttil (RES ’77), William P. Longmire, Jr. Chair in Surgery, chief of the Division of Liver and Pancreas Transplantation and director of the UCLA Pfleger Liver Institute; Dr. Joe Hines (RES ’97), Robert and Kelly Day Chair in General Surgery and chief of the UCLA Division of General Surgery; Dr. Mark S. Litwin (FEL ’93), Fran and Ray Stark Foundation Chair of the Department of Urology; and potential donors.
The division is at the forefront of personalized surgery, which has enormous potential to transform surgical care. The pioneering technique utilizes the latest genomics and targeted therapies, based on each individual’s molecular profile.