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Anda Kuo, MD

TitleProfessor
SchoolUCSF School of Medicine
DepartmentPediatrics
Address1001 Potrero Ave
San Francisco CA 94110
Phone415-206-3090
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    Harvard Macy Institute2007Program for Educators in Health Professions
    UCSF2006Teaching Scholars Program
    University of California, San Francisco Residency 2001School of Medicine
    University of California, San FranciscoM.D.1998 School of Medicine
    NYC Urban Fellows Program1992Mayor's Office of Operations
    Dartmouth CollegeBA, Senior Fellow1991English

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    I am a pediatrician who is passionate about leveraging the expertise we have at UCSF and in our community to make child health and wellness a reality for all children the Bay Area. To achieve this vision, I established UCSF's Child Health Equity Collective in 2015.

    I believe our unique health professions-focused campus has an opportunity to explicitly develop leaders who will transform health throughout the life-course of individuals and communities. I had the incredible opportunity to be the Founding Director of the UCSF Pediatric Leadership for the Underserved (PLUS) residency program (2004-15) and served as the Associate Director of Curriculum for the UCSF Pathways to Health and Society (2011-15).

    Accordingly, my interests are in community health, collaborative leadership, and leadership development, particularly to improve the health of vulnerable populations. I am currently co-leading the School of Medicine's Culture of Leadership Initiative from which we have developed the Meeting Optimization Program to create a culture of using meetings as transformative rather than transactional events.

    I am a member of the UCSF Academy of Medical Educators (AME) and served as the Communication and Advocacy Champion until 2015. She continues to serve as the editor for the AME e-newsletter, Academy in Action. In 2013 I received an Academy Chair in Pediatric Education to advance the educational initiatives of the Child Health Equity Collective. I welcome collaborations across the health professions and beyond.

    From 2012-15, I served as a First Five Commissioner for San Francisco. I also serve as a consultant with the American Academy of Pediatrics in areas of community pediatrics and advocacy competencies for trainees. In 2015 I joined the Board of the 3rd Street Youth Center and Clinic.

    Some of the specific topics I have facilitated include: developing and articulating vision, negotiation, conflict management, empathic listening, time management, emotional intelligence, and personal leadership inventories. I am certified in administering the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator.


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    1. Chamberlain LJ, Wu S, Lewis G, Graff N, Javier JR, Park JS, Johnson CL, Woods SD, Patel M, Wong D, Blaschke GS, Lerner M, Kuo AK. A multi-institutional medical educational collaborative: advocacy training in California pediatric residency programs. Acad Med. 2013 Mar; 88(3):314-21. PMID: 23348081.
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    2. Golzari M, Kuo A. Healthcare utilization and barriers for youth post-detention. Int J Adolesc Med Health. 2013; 25(1):65-7. PMID: 23324374.
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    3. Kuo AK, Thyne SM, Chen HC, West DC, Kamei RK. An innovative residency program designed to develop leaders to improve the health of children. Acad Med. 2010 Oct; 85(10):1603-8. PMID: 20703151.
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    4. Henry D, Marquez C, Kuo AK. E-portfolios for community projects: capturing the process. Med Educ. 2009 May; 43(5):481. PMID: 19344345.
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    5. Kuo AK, Irby DI, Loeser H. Does direct observation improve medical students' clerkship experiences? Med Educ. 2005 May; 39(5):518. PMID: 15842701.
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    6. Kuo AK, Ma CT, Kamei RK. Evening continuity clinic: preserving primary care education in the face of duty hour limitations? Ambul Pediatr. 2004 Jul-Aug; 4(4):332-5. PMID: 15264939.
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