Keck Medicine of USC helps launch new Wellness Center

After years of sitting nearly vacant on the hilltop overlooking the Health Sciences Campus, the former General Hospital is once again a center of healing. It reopened in March as The Wellness Center at the Historic General Hospital and now houses several like-minded nonprofit organizations with the common goal of improving the health of residents in ... Read More »

July 28th, 2014|Announcements|

Pasadena Magazine names 500 Keck Medical Center physicians to top doctors list

The number of Keck Medical Center of USC physicians included in an annual ranking of top doctors in the San Gabriel Valley grew in 2014. Pasadena Magazine included 505 USC physicians in its current roster of notable physicians in the San Gabriel Valley, up from 345 last year and 273 in 2012. The doctors come ... Read More »

July 25th, 2014|Announcements|

USC surgeons perform novel robotic-assisted prostate cancer operation

Surgeons at the Keck Medical Center of USC became the first in California to use the latest minimally invasive surgical system for prostate cancer when they performed a robotic-assisted procedure in July. The surgery further cements the Los Angeles-based university hospitals’ position as a global center of excellence for robotic surgery. The procedure used the ... Read More »

July 25th, 2014|Announcements|

LAC+USC Medical Center appoints new chief medical officer

Brad Spellberg, MD, has been appointed chief medical officer of the LAC+USC Medical Center and as professor of medicine and associate dean for clinical affairs at the Keck School of Medicine of USC. Spellberg joins the Keck School of Medicine of USC from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, where he was professor ... Read More »

July 25th, 2014|Announcements|

USC, UCLA and UCSF seek stem cell-based cures for craniofacial defects

One in every 2,000 babies is born with a skull that can’t grow normally. Sections of these babies’ skulls are fused together at joints called sutures, constricting the developing brain and disrupting vision, sleep, eating and IQ. For these young patients, risky skull-expanding surgeries become an almost annual event. Now, three leading universities for stem ... Read More »

July 25th, 2014|Announcements|