Anda Kuo, MD

Professor of Pediatrics
Children's Precision Medicine

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 Child Health Equity Institute..

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. 


The Power of Place: Travel to Explore Structural Racism and Health Disparities.

Academic medicine : journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges

The Promise of Precision Population Health: Reducing Health Disparities Through a Community Partnership Framework.

Advances in pediatrics

Kuo AK, Summers NM, Vohra S, Kahn RS, Bibbins-Domingo K

Leadership Observation and Feedback Tool: A Novel Instrument for Assessment of Clinical Leadership Skills.

Journal of graduate medical education

Oza SK, van Schaik S, Boscardin CK, Pierce R, Miao E, Lockspeiser T, Tad-Y D, Aagaard E, Kuo AK

Meeting Optimization Program: A "Workshop in a Box" to Create Meetings That Are Transformational Tools for Institutional Change.

MedEdPORTAL : the journal of teaching and learning resources

Kuo AK, Wilson E, Kawahara S, Horning D, Belger S, Lucey C

A multi-institutional medical educational collaborative: advocacy training in California pediatric residency programs.

Academic medicine : journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges

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

Healthcare utilization and barriers for youth post-detention.

International journal of adolescent medicine and health

Golzari M, Kuo A

An innovative residency program designed to develop leaders to improve the health of children.

Academic medicine : journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges

Kuo AK, Thyne SM, Chen HC, West DC, Kamei RK

E-portfolios for community projects: capturing the process.

Medical education

Henry D, Marquez C, Kuo AK

Evening continuity clinic: preserving primary care education in the face of duty hour limitations?

Ambulatory pediatrics : the official journal of the Ambulatory Pediatric Association

Kuo AK, Ma CT, Kamei RK