Surgery Los Angeles Medical Center - Facility

The Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center (LAMC) is a multi-specialty teaching hospital located in Hollywood, California.

A new, state of the art facility opened in 2009 to replace the original hospital built in 1953. We provide training to over 200 residents and fellows in 20 accredited programs. In 2007, Kaiser Permanente installed the largest non-governmental integrated electronic medical record in the world. All patient records and radiologic imaging are secure and online.

Our 496-bed medical center is fully operational as the tertiary referral hospital for 4.2 million Kaiser Permanente members. We have over 25 operating rooms, including 5 outpatient surgicenter rooms. The Department of Surgery is located in a modern medical office building that is directly across the street from the main hospital.

Kaiser Permanente LAMC offers an unparalleled diversity of patients spanning from primary care to complex tertiary cases. Our department currently includes 25 full time faculty members whose entire focus is devoted to graduate surgical education in order to take the best care of our patients both now and in the future. Our patient population reflects the diversity of Southern California. 

LAMC is responsible for all of the complex surgical oncology, major pediatric surgery, and cardiac surgery for Kaiser Permanente of Southern California. In addition to serving as the major tertiary care facility for 12 other Kaiser Permanente medical centers in Southern California, we are the primary hospital for approximately 305,000. 

This large clinical load, combining common and esoteric problems, gives you an experience that is equally broad and deep and prepares you for an active clinical practice. 

LAMC has more than 75,000 ED visits and 25,000 admissions per year. The Department of Surgery performs more than 4,000 operations yearly, and about 20,000 operations are performed by all surgical services combined. Our interns average about 200 cases during their first year of training. Our graduating chiefs average about 1,700 cases during their training.