Christian de Virgilio, MD, FACS

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Chair, Department of Surgery, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center

Co-Chair, College of Applied Anatomy

Professor of Surgery, UCLA School of Medicine


Bacherlor of Science: Loyola Marymounty University
Medical Degree: University of California, Los Angeles
Internship: General Surgery, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
Residency: General Surgery, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
Fellowship: Vascular Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

Board Certifications

American Board of Surgery
American Board of General Vascular Surgery

Awards and Honors

  • Parker Palmer, Courage to Teach Award, Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (National Teaching Award)
  • UCLA Nominee for the Alpha Omega Alpha Robert J. Glaser Distinguished Teacher Award
  • Lucien B. Guze Golden Apple Award for Faculty Teacher of the Year, UCLA School of Medicine (9 time recipient)
  • National Golden Apple Teaching Award, American Medical Student Association
  • Award for Excellence in Education – UCLA School of Medicine
  • Arnold Gold Humanism Society
  • Faculty Teacher of the Year – Harbor – UCLA Department of Surgery
  • Dean’s Recognition for Student Teaching – Mayo Clinic
  • Southern California Super Doctors (8 years)
  • Best Doctors
  • America’s Top Doctors
Research Focus

Surgical education, cardiac risk assessment, hemodialysis access

132 Journal Articles Authored
31 Book Chapters
2 Books

Professional Service
  • Recorder and Program Chairman, Pacific Coast Surgical Association
  • President Elect, Southern California Chapter, American College of Surgens
  • Board of Governors, American College of Surgeons
  • Past President Southern California Vascular Surgical Society
  • Past President, Los Angeles Surgical Society
Personal Interests

Running, youth soccer coaching, medical mission work, fundraising for LMU soccer programs, languages, photography, painting