Surgery Los Angeles Medical Center

Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center (LAMC) has offered an ACGME-accredited General Surgery training program since 1973.

Our goal is to train well-rounded general surgeons who will have unlimited career options at the conclusion of training. Graduates of the program are well prepared for the clinical practice of general surgery as well as for the pursuit of subspecialty fellowships of their choosing.

We offer a perfect balance of high-volume general, minimally-invasive, vascular and endovascular surgery, and complex tertiary cases. Subspecialist faculty members also represent colorectal surgery, pediatric surgery, thoracic surgery, endocrine surgery, and surgical oncology. Your active involvement and early clinical responsibility are integral components of our adult learning environment.

We accept 4 categorical residents and 5 preliminary residents to our program each year. Our intern cohort also includes 2 designated Urology and 1 Interventional Radiology preliminary resident. We graduate 4 chief residents per year. Our combined American Board of Surgery first-time pass rate exceeds 90%.

The Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles General Surgery Residency Program is committed to fostering a community of inclusiveness and non-discrimination. We are dedicated to cultivating and appreciating the diverse backgrounds and values of our residents, faculty and hospital community, and the patients we serve.

Message from the Chief:
Dr. Kevin Patel
Welcome to Kaiser Permanente Surgery!  Our department offers a comprehensive training experience with a dual focus on academics and clinical skills.  We have an outstanding faculty that are dedicated to provide our residents with the appropriate mix of supervision and autonomy for all levels of training.  I am a proud graduate of the Kaiser Permanente LAMC Surgery Training Program and previously served as the Program Director for 7 years. The surgery residency is the heart of our department and we look forward to welcoming you here! 

Message from the Program Director Team:
Dr. Louise Yeung, Program Director
We’re excited and honored to welcome you to our program! We are so proud of our graduates and current residents as they become accomplished, skillful and compassionate members of the surgical community. Being here at KP LAMC as part of the residency gives me the opportunity to give back in a way that is even more meaningful than being a surgeon already is. The best thing about our program is the residents themselves, and I hope you will have the opportunity to meet them and see that for yourselves! 

Dr. Linda Chun, Assistant Program Director:
Welcome! I am proud to be a graduate of the Kaiser LAMC General Surgery Residency Program.  And now even more honored to be part of the faculty that consistently trains highly reliable, extremely qualified, and exceptionally compassionate surgeons every year. I chose to come back to KP LAMC to practice surgery and be involved in the residency training program, with the unique perspective of having been a resident here and now a faculty member.