Brian Kadera, MD, General Surgery, Los Angeles, CA, UCLA Medical Center-Santa Monica


General Surgery Los Angeles, CA

Hepatobiliary Surgery, Melanoma, Surgical Oncology (Other than Breast), Minimally Invasive Surgery

Assistant Professor, UCLA Division of Surgical Oncology

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  • Office

    UCLA Division of Surgical Oncology
    10833 Le Conte Ave, 54-140 CHS
    Los Angeles, CA 90095
    Phone(310) 825-6213
    Fax(310) 825-7575
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  • My clinical practice includes general surgical oncology, with an emphasis in soft tissue sarcoma and gastric malignancies, including minimally invasive and robotically-assisted techniques. My research is focused on the development of targeted therapy and neoadjuvant clinical trials for soft tissue sarcoma.

Skills & Expertise

  • Gastrointestinal stromal tumors, Gastric cancer, Surgical oncology (non-breast), Soft tissue sarcomas, Robotic surgery, Cholangiocarcinoma

Education & Training

  • Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
    Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer CenterFellowship, Surgical Oncology, 2016 - 2018
  • UCLA Medical Center
    UCLA Medical CenterResidency, General Surgery, 2009 - 2016
  • UCLA Medical Center
    UCLA Medical CenterPost-Doctoral Fellowship, Clinical Research Fellow, 2011 - 2013
  • Duke University School of Medicine
    Duke University School of MedicineClass of 2009

Certifications & Licensure

  • NY State Medical License
    NY State Medical License 2016 - 2019
  • CA State Medical License
    CA State Medical License 2010 - 2022
  • American Board of Surgery Surgery
  • American Board of Surgery Complex General Surgical Oncology

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Associate Fellow American College of Surgeons
  • Gerald S. Levey Research Scholarship UCLA Department of Surgery, 2011-2013
  • Department of Surgery Chairman Scholarship Duke University School of Medicine, 2007-2009

Publications & Presentations


Authored Content

  • Colorectal Liver Metastasis11/15/2018
  • Palliative Therapy for Pancreatic Cancer12/12/2016

Press Mentions

  • Prolonged Pre-Op Chemo Improved Survival in Pancreatic Cancer
    Prolonged Pre-Op Chemo Improved Survival in Pancreatic CancerDecember 13th, 2013

Grant Support

  • Influence of SRC Signaling on Human Pancreatic Cancer Progression and Stem Cell TransformationCalifornia Institute of Regenerative Medicine2011–2013


  • Chief Administrator, Morbidity & Mortality Conference, UCLA Surgical Quality Improvement Committee 2015 - 2016
  • Founding Member, UCLA Trauma Quality Improvement Committee 2015 - 2016

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