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


Bachelor of Science: Loyola Marymount 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, General Surgery
American Board of Surgery, 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)
  • Distinguished Alumni Award, Loyola Marymount University
  • National Golden Apple Teaching Award, American Medical Student Association
  • Award for Excellence in Education – UCLA School of Medicine
  • Arnold Gold Humanism Society
  • Alpha Omega Alpha, Faculty member
  • UCLA White Coat Ceremony Featured Speaker
  • Faculty Teacher of the Year – Harbor-UCLA Department of Surgery
  • Vascular 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

Professional Service
  • Board of Regents, Loyola Marymount University
  • Recorder and Program Chairman, Pacific Coast Surgical Association
  • Past-President, Southern California Chapter, American College of Surgeons
  • Past Member, Board of Governors, American College of Surgeons
  • Past President Southern California Vascular Surgical Society
  • Past President, Los Angeles Surgical Society
Personal Interests

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