Physician’s Profile

Jennifer H. Kuo, MD, FACS

Department of Surgery
Division of GI / Endocrine Surgery
Director, Thyroid Biopsy Program
Director, Endocrine Surgery Research Program

Jennifer Kuo, MD is Director of the Thyroid Biopsy Program, Director of the Endocrine Surgery Research Program, and Instructor in Surgery as of July 1, 2014. Dr. Kuo received her medical degree from the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University and completed surgical training at the University of California, Davis Medical Center, in Sacramento.

Her new position follows completion of her clinical fellowship in the Department of Surgery, Division of Endocrine Surgery. Dr. Kuo has clinical expertise in minimally invasive endocrine surgery and fine-needle thyroid biopsy and is dedicated to the advancement of the field of endocrine surgery.

Board Certificates
Areas of Expertise:
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Endocrinology
  • Cancer Care
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Thyroid Biopsy
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Surgery, Endocrine
  • Thyroid Goiter
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Parathyroid Surgery
  • Parathyroid Neoplasm
  • Parathyroid Cancer
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Graves' Disease
  • Endocrine Cancer
  • Adrenal Surgery
Honors & Awards:

Columbia University Provost Grant for Junior Faculty

2010 NRSA T32 Trauma Training Grant

2003 NRSA T35 Training Grant

2002 Phi Beta Kappa

2002 National Dean's List

2002 Woodrow Wilson Research Fellow

2001 Second Decade Society Research Fellowship

2000 Hudson Trust Provost Award for Undergraduate Research

1997 Hudson Trust Provost Award for Undergraduate Research

1997 California Association of Professional Scientists Outstanding Young Scientist Award


Bailey CM, Troppmann C, Kuo JH, Wong MS. Panniculectomy in end-stage renal disease: 6-year experience of performing panniculectomy in preparation for renal transplant. Ann Plast Surg. 2015: May;74 Suppl 1:S9-S11

Kuo JH, Pasieka JL, Parrack KM, Chabot JA, Lee JA. Endocrine Surgery in Present-Day Academia. Surgery. 2014 Dec;156(6):1461-70

Kuo JH, Lee JA, Chabot JA. Nonfunctional Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors, Surg Clin North Am. 2014 Jun;94(3):689-708.

Kuo JH, Cuevas I, Chen AS, Dunn AA, Kuri M, Bahrami B, Boudreau N. Secreted HoxA3 Maintains Epidermal Proliferation in Genetically Modified Three-dimensional Composite Skin Constructs and Prolongs Graft Integrity in Nude Mice. Adv Wound Care. 2013 Nov 11; online ahead of print.

Kuo JH, Shen WT. The value of intraoperative parathyroid hormone monitoring in primary hyperparathyroidism cases that are localized with two imaging studies. Difficult Decision in Endocrine Surgery: An Evidence-Based Approach, 2015.