Harbor-UCLA Medical Center is the site of a free standing residency program in which UCLA rotates a PGY5 to serve as the Chief on one of the trauma services at Harbor Hospital. This hospital provides experience in acute and pediatric trauma. In return, the Harbor program rotates one resident to UCLA for experience on sports/oncology/spine. Doctor Louis Kwong is the new Chairman of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. The residents attend a trauma and general conference weekly at that institution. In addition to their affiliation, all of the members of the faculty at Harbor-UCLA have their academic appointments or joint appointments through the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at UCLA.
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UCLA and the Orthopaedic Institute for Children (formerly Los Angeles Orthopaedic Hospital and Orthopaedic Hospital) agreed to form a Strategic Alliance under which the OIC program is integrated into the UCLA program. A common facility at Santa Monica Hospital, owned by UCLA, was constructed and officially opened on January 8, 2012. Beginning in July 1998, two UCLA residents (PGY4 and PGY2) began rotating to OIC for a two month rotation under the supervision of Dr. Blair Filler. Since that time, the expansion has been tremendous through the Alliance affiliation. At the Orthopaedic Institute for Children, residents participate in clinics and gain valuable experience in the treatment of pediatric orthopaedic trauma. The program at OIC accepts all pediatric orthopaedic trauma regardless of ability to pay and this provides extensive outpatient and inpatient clinical experience. In addition, the President and CEO of OIC, Anthony Scaduto, M.D., is also appointed as the Executive Vice Chair of the UCLA / OIC - Department of Orthopaedic Surgery.
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Shriners Hospitals for Children provide elective orthopaedic care to children up to the age of 18 years. A complete spectrum of orthopaedic problems is seen, except emergencies, such as acute infections and trauma. The hospital serves children who do not have easy access to medical care > elsewhere. Consequently, they see a disproportionately high number of children with neglected and complex problems.
The Los Angeles Shriners Hospital is an important part of the UCLA program in that it provides educational experience in the discipline of pediatric orthopaedics. There is an excellent staff consisting of Doctors Colin Moseley, Norman Otsuka, Richard Bowen and Anthony Scaduto assisted by an attending faculty. All of these individuals have faculty appointments in the UCLA / Orthopaedic Hospital - Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. This is a highly supervised service in which all operative cases are presented on Monday for discussion with the faculty and then the surgical interventions are carried out with direct supervision by full time staff. There are ongoing clinics which are also closely supervised by the staff. During the six month rotation (2 months at the PGY2 level and 4 months at the PGY4 level) at the Shriners Hospital each of the residents is expected to complete a clinical research project which will be presented at Grand Rounds and at the Residents Day Program. There is an excellent medical records program to facilitate such research.
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The West Los Angeles Veterans Administration Medical Center provides clinical experience in adult reconstructive surgery, spine, sports, hand surgery, trauma, and general orthopaedics. There are three orthopaedic residents assigned to the West L.A. Veterans Administration in addition to an orthopaedic resident on the hand service whose time is split between UCLA and the West L.A. Medical Center . It is the intention of the VA Administration to have outpatient treatment and inpatient treatment provided at the West L.A. VA Medical Center. The West L.A. VA Medical Center is supervised by both UCLA full time and clinical faculty including Nelson SooHoo, MD (Chief of Orthopaedic Service), Steven Zeitzew, MD and hand fellows (hand), Bert Thomas, MD (joint replacement), Eric Johnson, MD (trauma), Sharon Hame, MD and David McAllister, MD (sports), and Francis Cyran, MD (joints and oncology). Conferences are held on each Wednesday to discuss clinical problems for the residents and the entire faculty.
Hand Surgery Rotation
This is a new county hospital serving the population of the San Fernando Valley . A large volume of hand injuries are seen through the emergency room and a wide spectrum of hand problems such as post-traumatic hand reconstruction, arthritis and congenital anomalies are evaluated in the outpatient hand clinic. Prior to 1993, hand surgery patients at Olive View were managed by a single plastic surgery resident but since 1993, the Hand Surgery Service at Olive View has been expanded by Dr. Jones and the hand fellows. The fellows have assumed a major responsibility to supervise the junior plastic surgery resident in the treatment of patients with traumatic hand injuries. In addition, they are responsible with Dr. Jones and Dr. Benhaim for the joint supervision of the junior plastic surgery resident and a rotating orthopaedic surgery resident in the very busy hand clinic held on alternate weeks and for the operating sessions for hand surgery held on the other alternate weeks. The hand fellow supervises and teaches the plastic surgery resident and the rotating orthopaedic resident together with Dr. Jones and Dr. Benhaim in the hand clinic. The hand fellow is also appointed as a junior attending surgeon at Olive View Medical Center and assumes primary responsibility for the surgical care of patients with traumatic hand injuries requiring emergency surgery. The fellow supervises and teaches the junior plastic surgery resident in these emergency surgeries. This is a very important component of the UCLA Hand Surgery fellowship program since it allows the fellows to verify the maturation of their own intellectual and technical skills, while at the same time providing service to the patients and education to the residents. However, the fellows can discuss any case by telephone with Dr. Jones or Dr. Benhaim to outline the injury and discuss their proposed surgical treatment. The fellows also take 35mm photographic slides of all emergency surgeries that they perform at Olive View County Medical Center and then present these cases at one of the monthly hand surgery conferences, both to document patient outcome but also to receive advice or criticism from the other attending hand surgeons.