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Gift helps secure the future of urology education at USC

Keck School of Medicine of USC Dean Carmen A. Puliafito, left, with Felix and Mildred Yip (Photo/Brook Photography)

Felix Yip, clinical professor at the Keck School of Medicine of USC and chairman of surgery at Garfield Medical Center in Monterey Park, Calif., has fond memories of his internship at USC in 1980.

Since then, his working relationship with USC has grown as he created a practice in urology. And thanks to his recent gift to the USC Institute of Urology, others will be able to follow in his footsteps via the Felix and Mildred Yip Fellowship in Advanced Robotics and Laparoscopy for the USC Institute of Urology.

As for previous gifts, the Yips sponsored the UCLA Yip Center for Oral/Head & Neck Oncology Research and the UCLA Felix and Mildred Yip Endowed Professorship in Dentistry.

“For me, a huge part of my motivation is seeing new energy and knowledge coming in, and working with residents, fellows and staff,” Yip said. “USC urology was already at a world-class level when Dr. [Inderbir] Gill came, bringing in new technology, methods of how to treat disease and excitement in metropolitan Los Angeles.

“I truly believe investment in this kind of education will yield the best return,” Yip added.

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