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Anda Kuo, MD

Title(s)Professor, Pediatrics
SchoolSchool of Medicine
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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
    University of California, San Francisco, CA2017Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion Training

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    I am a professor in the Department of Pediatrics 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 helped to establish the cross-bay UCSF Center for Child and Community Health (formerly, the Child Health Equity Institute). I currently am a co-director of the CA ACES Learning and Quality Improvement Collaborative(CALQIC).

    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. I continue to serve as an editor for the Center for Faculty Educators e-newsletter. 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 practitioner of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator. Clinically, I am grateful to see patients and teach medical students and residents at the County hospital, Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital.

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    1. Tsoh JY, Kuo AK, Barr JW, Whitcanack L, Merry I, Alldredge BK, Azzam AN. Developing faculty leadership from 'within': a 12-year reflection from an internal faculty leadership development program of an academic health sciences center. Med Educ Online. 2019 Dec; 24(1):1567239. PMID: 30716011.
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    2. Kuo AK, Summers NM, Vohra S, Kahn RS, Bibbins-Domingo K. The Promise of Precision Population Health: Reducing Health Disparities Through a Community Partnership Framework. Adv Pediatr. 2019 08; 66:1-13. PMID: 31230687.
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    3. Oza SK, van Schaik S, Boscardin CK, Pierce R, Miao E, Lockspeiser T, Tad-Y D, Aagaard E, Kuo AK. Leadership Observation and Feedback Tool: A Novel Instrument for Assessment of Clinical Leadership Skills. J Grad Med Educ. 2018 Oct; 10(5):573-582. PMID: 30386485.
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    4. Kuo AK, Wilson E, Kawahara S, Horning D, Belger S, Lucey C. Meeting Optimization Program: A "Workshop in a Box" to Create Meetings That Are Transformational Tools for Institutional Change. MedEdPORTAL. 2017 Apr 13; 13:10569. PMID: 30800771.
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    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. 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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    8. 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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    9. 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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    10. 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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