Masha J. Livhits, MD is an Assistant Professor of Surgery at the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine. She attended college at the age of 12 through the highly competitive Early Entrance Program at California State University, Los Angeles. After completing her medical education at Washington University in St. Louis, she obtained her surgical training and Endocrine Surgery fellowship at UCLA. Dr. Livhits has published widely in the area of improving surgical outcomes and quality of care. She is dedicated to combining knowledge learned through research with her experience as a surgeon to deliver the best care to her patients. Her clinical and research interests include parathyroid disease, benign and malignant thyroid tumors, adrenal masses, and familial endocrine disorders. She helped to pioneer the new technique of single incision retroperitoneoscopic adrenalectomy in North America.