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Kai-Wen Chuang, M.D.

Kai-Wen Chuang, MD

Titles

Health Sciences Assistant Clinical Professor

Specialties

Prenatal hydronephrosis, Undescended testes, Conditions affecting sex development

Professional Biography

Kai-Wen Chuang, MD, is a pediatric urologist at UC Irvine Health and CHOC Children’s Hospital of Orange County. Chuang’s clinical interests include hypospadias, prenatal hydronephrosis, undescended testes, bladder and bowel dysfunction, spina bifida and conditions affecting sex development. Her research interests focus on long-term outcomes of congenital renal conditions and complex urogenital reconstruction.

Chuang attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco. She completed her surgical internship and urology residency at the North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System (now Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine) in New York. Subsequently, Chuang returned to UC San Francisco to complete a pediatric urology fellowship. During her fellowship, she received formal training in epidemiology and biostatistics, and earned a certificate in Advanced Training in Clinical Research.

In addition to quality patient care, Chuang is committed to medical education and scholarly work. She was the first resident physician at the Smith Institute for Urology to receive a departmental award for her dedication to teaching. More recently, she was named the recipient of the Great People Award, recognizing her contributions to the UCSF School of Medicine Community. Chuang has published in peer-reviewed journals and is an invited author for several urology textbooks.

Prior to medical school, Chuang was an active member of the Berkeley Free Clinic, serving as a California state-certified HIV prevention counselor. This unique position provided her with training and an in-depth understanding of common barriers to behavioral changes. Chuang continues to employ these assets in her care for children with urologic conditions.

Training

Undergraduate: University of California, Berkeley
Medical School: School of Medicine at University of California, San Francisco
Residency: Arthur Smith Institute for Urology, North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System, New Hyde Park, NY
Fellowship Training: Fellow in Pediatric Urology, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

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