Cedars-Sinai is an unique environment which is particularly well-suited to succeed in the modern health care environment. Our institution has a uniformly positive reputation both regionally and nationally for superb clinical care and superior outcomes. This legacy reflects the quality of our attending physicians who have been serving this community with distinction for many years. Over the last 15 years, we have added a larger nucleus of full-time academic surgeons and surgical scientists to augment our cutting-edge translational research. This combination of physicians has enriched our nationally respected surgical residency and fellowship programs and brought the most complex surgical services to our campus.
Our department is committed to maintaining this leadership position across all surgical disciplines through the continued selective recruitment of outstanding nationally recognized physicians and other investments in our clinical programs. This will be accomplished by nurturing the strong patient centered values long associated with our institution, while enhancing our focus on academic achievement and translational research. In short, we will benchmark to the finest hospitals in the country and accept nothing less.
The current healthcare environment argues for the likelihood of success. Our surgical specialties are consistently ranked among the top clinical units in the region and country by U.S. News and World Reports and the University Hospitals Consortium (UCH) rankings. Minimally invasive procedures, many of which were developed and first employed here, are used in virtually every surgical discipline with particular leadership roles in bariatric, foregut surgery and donor nephrectomies. Robotic surgery is now used routinely in cardiac surgery, general surgery and urological surgery. Our solid organ transplantation efforts have reported exemplary outcomes in our high volume heart, lung and liver transplants. Our program of renal transplants in pre-sensitized recipients is the nationally recognized leader in the field.
Through a continued process of joint planning and communication, the department is poised to build on these achievements. We are actively collaborating with our colleagues across the Medical Center in both research and clinical endeavors. Our executive committee meetings and planning retreats insure that representative members of our full-time and voluntary attending staff are working together to prioritize our investments and recruitments with a single underlying theme-- How we can provide our patients with the finest outcomes in the nation and continue our innovations in surgical care.
Bruce L. Gewertz, MD
Chair, Department of Surgery
Vice-President for Interventional Services