Kyle Zanocco, MD, General Surgery, Los Angeles, CA, UCLA Medical Center-Santa Monica


General Surgery Los Angeles, CA


Assistant Professor of Surgery, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

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Education & Training

  • McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University
    McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern UniversityRESIDENCY
  • Northwestern University Feinberg School of MedicineOTHER_TRAINING
  • Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
    Northwestern University Feinberg School of MedicineMEDICAL_SCHOOL
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignOTHER_TRAINING

Certifications & Licensure

  • CA State Medical License
    CA State Medical License 2015 - 2022
  • IL State Medical License
    IL State Medical License 2008 - 2017
  • American Board of Surgery Surgery

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Award for Best Research Presentation Chief Resident Competition, Feinberg School of Medicine Department of Surgery Edelstone-Bendix Day, 2015
  • Extramural Loan Repayment Program for Clinical Research Award, National Institutes of Health, 2011
  • Student Research Award Association for Academic Surgery, 2008
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Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • The value of intraoperative parathyroid hormone monitoring in localized primary hyperparathyroidism: A cost analysis  
    Morris LF, Zanocco K, Ituarte PH, Ro K, Duh QY, Sturgeon C, Yeh MW, Annals of Surgical Oncology, 1/1/2010

Books/Book Chapters


  • Dexterity assessment in primary hyperparathyroidism using the 9-Hole pegboard test.
    Kaltman D, Zanocco K, Elaraj D, Sturgeon C, Journal of Surgical Research, 1/1/2014
  • Measurement of patient-reported outcomes in primary hyperparathyroidism before and after parathyroidectomy.
    Zanocco K, Elaraj D, Sturgeon C, 19th Annual Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality National Research Service Award Trainees Conference, Baltimore, MD, 1/1/2013
  • On-site adequacy evaluation is not cost-effective for experienced operators performing initial ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration of thyroid nodules.
    Zanocco K, Pitelka-Zengou L, Dalal S, Elaraj D, Nayar N, Sturgeon C, Thyroid, 1/1/2012
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  • Molecular Testing of Cytologically Indeterminate Thyroid Nodules: Performance, Clinical Utility, and Value 
    Chicago, IL - 1/14/2015
  • Improvement in Patient-Reported Outcomes Following Parathyroidectomy for Primary Hyperparathyroidism. 
    Las Vegas, NV - 1/1/2014
  • Patient-reported outcomes and quality of life in primary hyperparathyroidism 
    Chicago, IL - 1/2/2013
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  • Billing and documentation for office ultrasound and fine-needle aspiration 
    Zanocco K, Course Syllabus, American College of Surgeons Postgraduate Course 20: Modern Evidence-Based Manageme
  • The surgical treatment options for Graves' disease 
    Zanocco K, Sturgeon C, Newsletter of the National Graves' Disease Foundation

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