Leadership

Louis Kwong, M.D.
Louis Kwong, M.D.Chair, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
 

Welcome to the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

The Harbor-UCLA Orthopaedic Residency Training Program is proud to be part of a premier medical facility and training institution with Los Angeles County Harbor-UCLA Medical Center.

The Harbor-UCLA Orthopaedic Residency Training Program provides a balance of early hands-on surgical exposure, faculty supervision, didactic teaching, and wealth of Orthopaedic pathology. This balance fosters the early development of high level clinical decision making skills and a high level of confidence that naturally arises from a rich training environment.

The Harbor-UCLA Orthopaedic Residency Training Program is known for its balance of surgical volume, operative experience, didactic teaching, clinical supervision, and early emphasis on clinical decision-making and continuity of care. Despite the physical and mental rigors of a demanding training program, Harbor residents are distinguished as being happy—enjoying a camaraderie and esprit de corps among residents and faculty that is almost unique among surgical training programs. The high spirit of fellowship among residents and teaching staff provides a healthy and productive work environment in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. The Academic Staff derives the greatest satisfaction not just from teaching, but specifically from teaching at Harbor.

The primary strength of the Harbor-UCLA Orthopaedic Residency Training Program lies in its balance of early hands-on surgical exposure, faculty supervision, didactic teaching, and wealth of Orthopaedic pathology. This balance fosters the early development of high level clinical decision making skills and a high level oconfidence that naturally arises from a rich training environment.

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The Harbor-UCLA Orthopaedic Residency Training Program accepts 5 physicians each year into the PGY1 level for a total of 5 years of training. During their training, residents are exposed to all facets of Orthopedic surgery. At Harbor, the delivery of Orthopaedic care is structured around 4 services—Trauma/General, Hand/Spine, Joint replacement/Arthroplasty, Foot & Ankle/Sports/Pediatrics/Amputee.

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Faculty supervision is a key component strength of the program, not only in the high quality of the teaching staff, but in the faculty execution of Department philosophy regarding the faculty role. In the operating room, members of the academic staff truly serve in the capacity of supervising the resident—not to dictate care or to perform the procedure.

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Residents have a longitudinal Community Medicine curriculum designed to facilitate the development of knowledge, attitude, skills and behavior to place their patients’ needs in the context of their community, in order to become more effective, socially conscious family physicians.

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Offices Hours & Location

  • Location
  • 1000 West Carson Street
    4th Floor | Box422
    Torrance, CA 90509
  • General Contact
    Phone: (310) 222-2716
  • General Hours
    8:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.
  • Residency Program Coordinator:
    Contact: Christina Sanchez
    (e) csanchez4@dhs.lacounty.gov
    (p) 310-222-2718
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Applying to the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

Residents are selected for appointment at the PGY1 level through the National Resident Matching Program. Resident applications are submitted through the ERAS Program.
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