Phillip W. Polido, MD, FACS

Phillip Polido received his undergraduate degree with honors at the University of California, Berkeley in zoology and received his medical degree at the University of California, Davis (planning to become a family physician). He realized his passion for surgery during his third year medical school and interned in surgery at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles county.  He served in the U.S. Public Health Service – National Health Service Corps for four years as a family physician and assisted the renowned trans-gender surgeon, Dr. Stanley Biber in Trinidad, Colorado.  Dr. Polido returned to Harbor-UCLA Los Angeles County Medical Center and UCLA Medical Center to complete his general surgical residency.  Dr. Polido received his advanced laparoscopic training at the University of Utah, Salt Lake and was certified for the Da Vinci  Robot in 2001.   He formed the East Bay Surgical Associates with Drs Rassai, Glickman and Cardoza in 2000 and his group joined BASS in 2010.  Cancer surgery (breast, intestinal, soft tissue), endocrine surgery, gallbladder disease and hernias are his interests. He enjoys teaching and has held several clinical instructor positions. He has taught medical students and surgical residents at Harbor-UCLA, at Kaiser Medical Center, Harbor City, and was a resident lecturer at UCLA Medical Center. He currently teaches third year medical students and physician assistant students from Touro University Osteopathic School of Medicine as an Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor.


Medical School: University of California Davis
Internship: Harbor-UCLA Medical Center University of California Los Angeles in Torrance
Residency: Harbor-UCLA Medical Center University of California Los Angeles in Torrance

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