Kiet Hua, MD, PhD

Title(s)CLINICAL FELLOW, Neurology
SchoolSchool of Medicine
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    Collapse Education and Training
    University of California, Davis, Davis, CABS2010Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior
    Albany Medical College, Albany, NYPhD2017Neurodevelopment, Primary Cilia, Ciliopathies
    Albany Medical College, Albany, NYMD2019Medical School
    Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY2020Internal Medicine Internship
    Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY2023Neurology Residency
    University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CAcurrentBehavioral Neurology Fellow
    Collapse Awards and Honors
    University of California, Davis2010Departmental Citation Award for Outstanding Performance in Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior
    Albany Medical College2017The Frank C. Ferguson Jr. Award for Excellence in the Quality of Science
    Albany Medical College2018Richard T. Beebe Fellowship in Medicine Award
    Albany Medical College2019William Capser Kite, Jr., MD Memorial Endowed Award Fund
    Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine2023Saul R. Korey Neurology Teacher of the Year Award for Excellence and Innovation in Resident Teaching

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    Dr. Kiet (Robert) Hua completed a Bachelor of Science degree in Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior at the University of California, Davis. During his undergraduate studies, he developed a love of research, studying animal behavior. He completed further research training at the University of Houston where he studied drosophila genetics. He completed his Medical Degree (MD) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degrees at Albany Medical College. His PhD thesis focused on the study of primary cilia and their role in a category of neurodevelopmental disorders known as ciliopathies. He then completed an Adult Neurology residency at Montefiore Medical Center, the University Hospital for Albert Einstein College of Medicine. During his last year of residency, he also served as Academic Chief.

    Dr. Hua’s research interests include studying the relationship between neurodevelopment and neurodegenerative disorders from a genetic, protein and cellular level. His goal is to study the basic science underpinnings of dementias and help translate this into useful clinical practice.