Carla Kuon, MD

Title(s)Associate Professor, Medicine
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Address1545 Divisadero Street, #411
San Francisco CA 94115
Phone415-353-9680
ORCID ORCID Icon0000-0003-0723-3803 Additional info
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    University of California, San Francisco, CA08/2021Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion Training
    University of California, San Francisco, CAFellowship06/2018Integrative Medicine
    Tufts New England Medical Center, Boston, MassachussettsInternship06/2004Internal Medicine
    University of Texas, San Antonio, TXMD06/2001Medicine
    UCLA, Los Angeles, CABA06/1995Pre Med, Linguistics
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    UCSF2021  - 2023DEI Champion
    UCSF2018  - 2019UCSF The Campaign Champion

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    I am an author and Associate Professor Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, where I created and direct the adult inpatient bone marrow transplant massage service. I am board-certified in both internal medicine and addiction medicine. I am faculty at the Osher Center for Integrative Health in San Francisco where I provide consultations in integrative oncology and integrative medicine, and I am chair of their educational case conference series. I teach the “Food as Medicine” CODA series for residents and students at the university. I am the director and creator of the OPTIMAL-IH Long COVID clinic, in collaboration with the OPTIMAL Long COVID clinic in the Pulmonary department at UCSF.

    I was born in Lima Peru. I found my calling to medicine in the remote mountains of Cuzco, while serving the poor for one year as a missionary in the Andes. I have lived all over the world and speak 5 languages, including Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, and French. I am a travel junkie and I love to hike, ski, and spend time in nature.

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    Are Antimotility Agents Safe for Use in Clostridioides difficile Infections? Results From an Observational Study in Malignant Hematology Patients
    NIH K24 HL141354/HL/NHLBI NIH HHS/United States
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Description: The goal of this study is to determine the safety of antimotility agents in CDI infections, as seen in a cohort of immunocompromised bone marrow transplant patients.

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    1. La Solución al Síndrome Post COVID. 2023; 279. Carla Kuon. . View Publication.
    2. The Long COVID Solution. 2023; 181. Carla Kuon MD. . View Publication.
    3. The Integration of a Hospitalist. Glob Adv Health Med. 2022; 11:21649561211073879. Kuon CP. PMID: 35186444; PMCID: PMC8851946.
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    4. Are Antimotility Agents Safe for Use in Clostridioides difficile Infections? Results From an Observational Study in Malignant Hematology Patients. Mayo Clin Proc Innov Qual Outcomes. 2020 Dec; 4(6):792-800. Kuon C, Wannier R, Sterken D, Fang MC, Wolf J, Prasad PA. PMID: 33367215; PMCID: PMC7749233.
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    5. Massage for Symptom Management in Adult Inpatients With Hematologic Malignancies. Glob Adv Health Med. 2019; 8:2164956119849390. Kuon C, Wannier R, Harrison J, Tague C. PMID: 31106038; PMCID: PMC6509973.
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