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Training Robotic Surgeons Worldwide

Surgeons at Keck Medicine of USC perform more robotic surgeries than at any other hospital in the metro Los Angeles area. What make these procedures extraordinary are not only the state-of-the-art robotic technology, but also the exceptional skill and experience of the surgeons, who are faculty members at the Keck School of Medicine of USC.

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With the combination of highly skilled surgeons and advanced robotic technology, Keck Medicine of USC is a global center of excellence for robotic surgery.

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Steven D. Colquhoun, a renowned expert in transplant surgery, also is a pilot and owns a small airplane.

Meet the Faculty: Steven D. Colquhoun, MD, a surgeon with wings

Steven D. Colquhoun, MD, professor of clinical surgery, is a renowned expert in transplant surgery, specializing in liver transplantation and hepatobiliary surgery. When he’s not on the job, he keeps active in a variety of ways, some earthbound and others a bit loftier in nature. “A few years ago, my wife and I took up

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From left, Jay Pruetz, Samantha Davila, Grayson Davila, Marco Davila, Frank Ing and Ramen Chmait pose at Children's Hospital Los Angeles.

Keck School faculty performs rare fetal cardiac procedure for first time in Southern California

Last August, the Davila family was given devastating news: Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) cardiologists confirmed that their 27-week-old fetus suffered from hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS) with restrictive atrial septum, which prevented blood returning from the fetus’s lungs from circulating back into the body The parents were told that their child, when born, faced

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With the combination of highly skilled surgeons and advanced robotic technology, Keck Medicine of USC is a global center of excellence for robotic surgery.

Training Robotic Surgeons Worldwide

Surgeons at Keck Medicine of USC perform more robotic surgeries than at any other hospital in the metro Los Angeles area. What make these procedures extraordinary are not only the state-of-the-art robotic technology, but also the exceptional skill and experience of the surgeons, who are faculty members at the Keck School of Medicine of USC.

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Transgenic mouse model used to target lung mesenchymal cells (green) (Image courtesy of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles)

Promising new target may treat pulmonary fibrosis

By uncovering the mechanism by which fibrous tissue cells in the lung multiply, Keck School of Medicine faculty at The Saban Research Institute of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA), along with colleagues in Mexico and Canada, have identified a promising new approach for the treatment of pulmonary fibrosis. Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis or IPF — where

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