Alfred Kuo, MD, PhD

TitleAssociate Professor
InstitutionUniversity of California San Francisco
DepartmentOrthopaedic Surgery
Address500 Parnassus Avenue
San Francisco CA 94117
Phone415-221-4810 ext. 3259
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    University of California, San FranciscoM.D.2000 Medicine
    University of California, San FranciscoPh.D.1997 Graduate Division (Medicine)

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    1. Hsia HL, Takemoto S, van de Ven T, Pyati S, Buchheit T, Ray N, Wellman S, Kuo A, Wallace A, Raghunathan K. Acute Pain Is Associated With Chronic Opioid Use After Total Knee Arthroplasty. Reg Anesth Pain Med. 2018 Jul 02. PMID: 29975257.
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    2. Harris AH, Kuo A, Bowe T, Gupta S, Nordin D, Giori NJ. Prediction Models for 30-Day Mortality and Complications After Total Knee and Hip Arthroplasties for Veteran Health Administration Patients With Osteoarthritis. J Arthroplasty. 2017 Dec 13. PMID: 29398261.
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    3. Kuo A, Grotkopp E. A Simple Method Associated With Reduced Opioid Consumption After Total Knee Arthroplasty. J Arthroplasty. 2017 Oct; 32(10):3034-3037. PMID: 28634091.
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    4. Chu S, Chen N, Dang ABC, Kuo A, Dang ABC. The Effects of Topical Vancomycin on Mesenchymal Stem Cells: More May Not Be Better. Int J Spine Surg. 2017; 11:12. PMID: 28765796.
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    5. Lu M, Sing DC, Kuo A, Hansen EN. Preoperative Anemia Independently Predicts 30-Day Complications After Aseptic and Septic Revision Total Joint Arthroplasty. J Arthroplasty. 2017 Sep; 32(9S):S197-S201. PMID: 28390884.
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    6. Bahney CS, Jacobs L, Tamai R, Hu D, Luan TF, Wang M, Reddy S, Park M, Limburg S, Kim HT, Marcucio R, Kuo A. Promoting Endochondral Bone Repair Using Human Osteoarthritic Articular Chondrocytes. Tissue Eng Part A. 2016 Mar; 22(5-6):427-35. PMID: 26830207; PMCID: PMC4800268 [Available on 03/01/17].
    7. Krigbaum H, Takemoto S, Kim HT, Kuo A. Costs and Complications of Short Versus Long Cephalomedullary Nailing of OTA 31-A2 Proximal Femur Fractures in U.S. Veterans. J Orthop Trauma. 2016 Mar; 30(3):125-9. PMID: 26894639.
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    8. Ward DT, Metz LN, Horst PK, Kim HT, Kuo A. Complications of Morbid Obesity in Total Joint Arthroplasty: Risk Stratification Based on BMI. J Arthroplasty. 2015 Sep; 30(9 Suppl):42-6. PMID: 26117070.
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    9. Wang M, Rahnama R, Cheng T, Grotkopp E, Jacobs L, Limburg S, Kim HT, Kuo A. Trophic stimulation of articular chondrocytes by late-passage mesenchymal stem cells in coculture. J Orthop Res. 2013 Dec; 31(12):1936-42. PMID: 24038580.
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    10. Lin CA, Takemoto S, Kandemir U, Kuo A. Mid-term outcomes in HIV-positive patients after primary total hip or knee arthroplasty. J Arthroplasty. 2014 Feb; 29(2):277-82. PMID: 23867663.
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    11. Jin J, Limburg S, Joshi SK, Landman R, Park M, Zhang Q, Kim HT, Kuo A. Peripheral nerve repair in rats using composite hydrogel-filled aligned nanofiber conduits with incorporated nerve growth factor. Tissue Eng Part A. 2013 Oct; 19(19-20):2138-46. PMID: 23659607; PMCID: PMC3761439.
    12. Lin CA, Kuo A, Takemoto S. Comorbidities and perioperative complications in HIV-positive patients undergoing primary total hip and knee arthroplasty. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2013 Jun 05; 95(11):1028-36. PMID: 23780541.
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    13. Rahnama R, Wang M, Dang AC, Kim HT, Kuo A. Cytotoxicity of local anesthetics on human mesenchymal stem cells. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2013 Jan 16; 95(2):132-7. PMID: 23324960.
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    14. Jin J, Park M, Rengarajan A, Zhang Q, Limburg S, Joshi SK, Patel S, Kim HT, Kuo A. Functional motor recovery after peripheral nerve repair with an aligned nanofiber tubular conduit in a rat model. Regen Med. 2012 Nov; 7(6):799-806. PMID: 23164080.
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    15. Cheng T, Yang C, Weber N, Kim HT, Kuo A. Fibroblast growth factor 2 enhances the kinetics of mesenchymal stem cell chondrogenesis. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2012 Oct 05; 426(4):544-50. PMID: 22982316.
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    16. Piper SL, Wang M, Yamamoto A, Malek F, Luu A, Kuo A, Kim HT. Inducible immortality in hTERT-human mesenchymal stem cells. J Orthop Res. 2012 Dec; 30(12):1879-85. PMID: 22674533.
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    17. Cheng T, Maddox NC, Wong AW, Rahnama R, Kuo A. Comparison of gene expression patterns in articular cartilage and dedifferentiated articular chondrocytes. J Orthop Res. 2012 Feb; 30(2):234-45. PMID: 21809379.
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    18. Cooke ME, Allon AA, Cheng T, Kuo A, Kim HT, Vail TP, Marcucio RS, Schneider RA, Lotz JC, Alliston T. Structured three-dimensional co-culture of mesenchymal stem cells with chondrocytes promotes chondrogenic differentiation without hypertrophy. Osteoarthritis Cartilage. 2011 Oct; 19(10):1210-8. PMID: 21816228; PMCID: PMC3188316.
    19. Tang SY, Mathews P, Randall C, Yurtsev E, Fields K, Wong A, Kuo A, Alliston T, Hansma P. In situ Materials Characterization using the Tissue Diagnostic Instrument. Polym Test. 2010 Apr 01; 29(2):159-163. PMID: 20582333.
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    20. Hansma P, Yu H, Schultz D, Rodriguez A, Yurtsev EA, Orr J, Tang S, Miller J, Wallace J, Zok F, Li C, Souza R, Proctor A, Brimer D, Nogues-Solan X, Mellbovsky L, Peña MJ, Diez-Ferrer O, Mathews P, Randall C, Kuo A, Chen C, Peters M, Kohn D, Buckley J, Li X, Pruitt L, Diez-Perez A, Alliston T, Weaver V, Lotz J. The tissue diagnostic instrument. Rev Sci Instrum. 2009 May; 80(5):054303. PMID: 19485522; PMCID: PMC2832056.
    21. Kuo A, Ezzet KA, Patil S, Colwell CW. Total hip arthroplasty in rapidly destructive osteoarthritis of the hip: a case series. HSS J. 2009 Sep; 5(2):117-9. PMID: 19308645; PMCID: PMC2744750.
    22. Kuo A, Rodrigo JJ, Reddi AH, Curtiss S, Grotkopp E, Chiu M. Microfracture and bone morphogenetic protein 7 (BMP-7) synergistically stimulate articular cartilage repair. Osteoarthritis Cartilage. 2006 Nov; 14(11):1126-35. PMID: 16765606.
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    23. Kuo A, Meehan JP, Lee M. Knee fusion using dual platings with the locking compression plate. J Arthroplasty. 2005 Sep; 20(6):772-6. PMID: 16139715.
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    24. Kuo A, Zhong C, Lane WS, Derynck R. Transmembrane transforming growth factor-alpha tethers to the PDZ domain-containing, Golgi membrane-associated protein p59/GRASP55. EMBO J. 2000 Dec 01; 19(23):6427-39. PMID: 11101516; PMCID: PMC305863.
    25. Shum L, Reeves SA, Kuo A, Fromer ES, Derynck R. Association of the transmembrane TGF-alpha precursor with a protein kinase complex. J Cell Biol. 1994 May; 125(4):903-16. PMID: 8188754; PMCID: PMC2120079.