Los Angeles County-Harbor-UCLA Medical Center

Affiliated with University of California, Los Angeles — Torrance, CA

  • Trauma only
  • Critical Care only
  • Trauma & Critical Care
  • Acute Care Surgery
  • Advanced Practitioner
  • Duration: 1 year
  • Positions available: 1
  • Salary: PGY 6
  • Program Director: David S. Plurad, MD, FACS

Last updated: March 12, 2015

The Los Angeles County-Harbor-UCLA fellowship in SCC is an ACGME accredited program in the Department of Surgery and is administered by the Division of Trauma/ Acute Care Surgery/ Surgical Critical Care. Harbor-UCLA is a robust ACS level I trauma center; one of only four in the Los Angeles County system. There are required rotations in the Harbor-UCLA adult Surgical Intensive Care Unit (SICU), the Harbor-UCLA Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit (CTICU), the Los Angeles County- University of Southern California (LAC + USC) Burn Center and the Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC) Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU). There are also rotations dedicated to research and an elective rotation (one month each). Graduates will be eligible to sit for the American Board of Surgery certification examination for added qualification in SCC.

Program started 2014

How to apply

dplurad@dhs.lacounty.gov  - (310) 222-1912 (phone)

Qualifications: Applicants must have completed at least three years of training with a guaranteed fourth clinical year at an accredited residency program in general surgery in the US or Canada before appointment. Strong consideration is given to those who have completed their residency. The resident must have a California medical license before starting.

Please send a CV and at least three letters to dplurad@dhs.lacounty.gov or:

David S. Plurad, MD, FACS
Associate Professor of Surgery
Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
1000 W. Carson St., Box 42
Torrance, CA 90502

Research opportunities

The fellow will actively participate in a robust research program within the division and will have a one month elective dedicated to research.

About the hospital

  • Beds: 553
  • ICU beds: 29
  • Annual ED visits: 60000
  • Annual trauma admissions: 4500
  • Trauma faculty: 7

Fellowship procedures

  • Total surgical (annually): 2000
  • General surgical: 70%
  • Trauma: 30%
  • Blunt trauma: 75%
  • Penetrating trauma: 25%


1000 W. Carson, Street
Torrance, CA 90502

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