Yu-Hung Kuo, MD

TitleAssociate Professor
InstitutionUniversity of California San Francisco
DepartmentDean's Office
Address513 Parnassus Ave, Med Sci
San Francisco CA 94122
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    Yu-Hung Kuo M.D., Ph.D.
    Assistant Clinical Professor, UCSF
    Interim Chief, UCSF Fresno Neurosurgery

    Yu-Hung Kuo, M.D., Ph.D., is a fellowship trained neurosurgeon specializing in the treatment of oncologic lesions affecting the nervous system.

    Dr. Kuo received his medical degree from Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons. While at Columbia, he also received a Ph.D. in Cellular, Molecular and Biophysicial Sciences. He completed his residency in Neurological Surgery at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill-Cornell Medical Center. Afterwards, he was the recipient of the prestigious William P. Van Wagenen Fellowship awarded by the American Association of Neurological Surgeons.

    Known for his treatment of complex neurosurgical cases, Dr. Kuo specializes in tumors of the brain and pituitary gland. Combining his strong background in research with his clinical expertise, Dr. Kuo uses a variety of techniques to provide patients with the means to improved quality of life.

    Dr. Kuo is a member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS), the Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS), the Society for Neuro-Oncology, and the Society for Neuroscience.

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    1. Hsieh MH, Yang YT, Tsai YJ, Kuo YR, Lin PY. Comparison of the outcomes of free jejunal flap reconstructions of pharyngoesophageal defects in hypopharyngeal cancer and corrosive injury patients. Microsurgery. 2017 Sep; 37(6):552-557. PMID: 27880017.
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    2. Mesfin FB, Riccio AR, Kuo YH. Low pressure traumatic epidural hematoma in a child with a prior hemispherectomy: Case report. J Emerg Trauma Shock. 2015 Apr-Jun; 8(2):112-4. PMID: 25949043.
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    3. Tan NC, Lin PY, Kuo PJ, Tsai YT, Chen YC, Nguyen KT, Kuo YR. An objective comparison regarding rate of fistula and stricture among anterolateral thigh, radial forearm, and jejunal free tissue transfers in circumferential pharyngo-esophageal reconstruction. Microsurgery. 2015 Jul; 35(5):345-9. PMID: 25430852.
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    4. Kuo PJ, Chew KY, Kuo YR, Lin PY. Comparison of outcomes of pressure sore reconstructions among perforator flaps, perforator-based rotation fasciocutaneous flaps, and musculocutaneous flaps. Microsurgery. 2014 Oct; 34(7):547-53. PMID: 24706528.
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    5. Olorunsola OG, Kim SH, Chang R, Kuo YC, Hetts SW, Heller A, Kant R, Saeed M, Fissell WH, Roy S, Wilson MW. Imaging assessment of a portable hemodialysis device: detection of possible failure modes and monitoring of functional performance. Med Instrum (Luton). 2014 Mar 27; 2(2). PMID: 25045526.
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    6. Kuo YH, Abdullaev IF, Hyzinski-García MC, Mongin AA. Effects of alternative splicing on the function of bestrophin-1 calcium-activated chloride channels. Biochem J. 2014 Mar 15; 458(3):575-83. PMID: 24341532.
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    7. Kuo YC, Kohi MP, Naeger DM, Tong RT, Kolli KP, Taylor AG, Laberge JM, Kerlan RK, Fidelman N. Efficacy of TACE in TIPS patients: comparison of treatment response to chemoembolization for hepatocellular carcinoma in patients with and without a transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt. Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol. 2013 Oct; 36(5):1336-43. PMID: 23864021; PMCID: PMC3870189.
    8. Chiang MH, Chung KC, Syue YJ, Chia-Shen Yang J, Chien CY, Kuo YR. The role of meperidine in reduction of postanesthetic shivering and its possible impact on flap outcomes. Microsurgery. 2014 Feb; 34(2):106-11. PMID: 23843309.
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    9. Tong RT, Kohi M, Fidelman N, Kuo YC, Foster R, Peled A, Kolli KP, Taylor AG, LaBerge JM, Kerlan RK. Clinical outcomes of percutaneous drainage of breast fluid collections after mastectomy with expander-based breast reconstruction. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2013 Sep; 24(9):1369-74. PMID: 23810309; PMCID: PMC4393952.
    10. Riva FM, Chen YC, Tan NC, Lin PY, Tsai YT, Chang HW, Kuo YR. The outcome of prostaglandin-E1 and dextran-40 compared to no antithrombotic therapy in head and neck free tissue transfer: analysis of 1,351 cases in a single center. Microsurgery. 2012 Jul; 32(5):339-43. PMID: 22438138.
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    11. Lin PY, Kuo YR, Tsai YT. A reusable perforator-preserving gluteal artery-based rotation fasciocutaneous flap for pressure sore reconstruction. Microsurgery. 2012 Mar; 32(3):189-95. PMID: 22262635.
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    12. Spyropoulou GA, Lin PY, Chien CY, Kuo YR, Jeng SF. Reconstruction of the hypopharynx with the anterolateral thigh flap: defect classification, method, tips, and outcomes. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2011 Jan; 127(1):161-72. PMID: 21200210.
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    13. Kuo YR, Shih HS, Chen CC, Boca R, Hsu YC, Su CY, Jeng SF, Wei FC. Free fibula osteocutaneous flap with soleus muscle as a chimeric flap for reconstructing mandibular segmental defect after oral cancer ablation. Ann Plast Surg. 2010 Jun; 64(6):738-42. PMID: 20407367.
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    14. Kuo YR, Jeng SF, Lin KM, Hou SJ, Su CY, Chien CY, Hsueh KL, Huang EY. Microsurgical tissue transfers for head and neck reconstruction in patients with alcohol-induced mental disorder. Ann Surg Oncol. 2008 Jan; 15(1):371-7. PMID: 17973172.
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    15. Jeng SF, Kuo YR, Wei FC, An PC, Su CY, Chien CY. Free radial forearm flap with adipofascial tissue extension for reconstruction of oral cancer defect. Ann Plast Surg. 2002 Aug; 49(2):151-5. PMID: 12187342.
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