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Lindsay E. Y. Kuo, M.D.
General Surgery Resident

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Department of Surgery
4 Maloney
3400 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Administrative Telephone: 215-662-6156

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Dr. Kuo is a PGY-5 categorical general surgery resident. She is currently performing outcomes and health services research with Dr. Rachel Kelz, focusing on endocrine surgery and minimally invasive surgery. Dr. Kuo is the recipient of a research grant from the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons to study variations in practice, cost and outcomes of minimally invasive procedures.

Dr. Kuo also attends The Wharton School of Business, and anticipates graduating in May 2015 with a major in Health Care Management. She is the Chair of the Resident Executive Council and is an honorary member of the Association of Program Directors in Surgery Board of Directors.

Dr. Kuo hopes to pursue a career in academic endocrine surgery and hospital administration.

2012 - present Postdoctoral Researcher
2010 - present Assistant Instructor in Surgery
2013 – present MBA candidate, The Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2006 - 2010 MD – Northwestern University
Chicago, Illinois
2002 - 2006 BS in Biology, Literature
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge, Massachusetts
2014– present Association of Program Directors in Surgery
2014– present American College of Surgeons
2012 - present Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons
2012 – present Association for Academic Surgeons
2012 – present Association for Surgical Education
2010 - present Pennsylvania Medical Society
2013 – present Fellow, Center for Surgery and Health Economics
Department of Surgery, The University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Preceptor: Rachel R. Kelz, MD
Multiple ongoing projects including investigation into variations in utilization of minimally invasive surgical techniques, delay in diagnosis and access to care, cost-effectiveness, and outcomes.
01/2007 - 6/2010 Obstetrics and Gynecology Research
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Chicago, IL
Preceptor: Alan Peaceman, M.D., Chief of the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Medical Student Summer Research Program: Research assistant on project investigating the morbidity and mortality of vaginal vs. cesarean delivery of twin gestations, presenting either cephalic or breech.
Research Thesis Program: Primary investigator on project assessing the utility of discordance as a measurement of fetal growth and well-being in twin gestations, as well as comparing fetal and singleton growth curves as a means of measuring abnormal development.
05/2003 - 11/2004 Developmental Biology Research
The Forsyth Institute, Center for Regenerative and Developmental Biology, and the Department of Developmental Biology, Harvard School of Dental Medicine, Boston, MA
Preceptor: Michael Levin, Ph.D.
Research assistant investigating the origins of left-right asymmetry in complex organisms. Projects focused on a) the role of the V-ATPase ion pump in asymmetric gene expression, b) the role of the K-ATP ion channel in asymmetric gene expression, and c) the effects of ciliary rotation in determining left and right along the anterior-posterior axis in chick embryos.
  1. Kuo LE, Karakousis G, Simmons K, Holena D, Kelz R. A Risk-Prediction Model for Mortality in the Moribund General Surgical Patient. J Crit Care, under revision.
  2. Kuo LE, Wachtel H, Fraker D, Kelz R. Reoperative parathyroidectomy: who is at risk and what is the risk? J Surg Res, 2014 Oct; 191(2):256-261.
  3. Kuo LE, Wachtel H, Karakousis G, Fraker D, Kelz R. Parathyroidectomy in dialysis patients. J Surg Res, 2014 Aug; 190(2): 554-558.
  4. Kuo L, Rodriguez H. Popliteal Artery Diseases. In: Morasch MD, Pearce WH, Yao JST (eds). Vascular Surgery: a manual for survival. Greenwood Academic 2010, Greenwood Academic.
  5. Peaceman A, Kuo L, Feinglass J. Infant morbidity and mortality associated with vaginal delivery in twin gestations. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2009 April; 200(4): 462-468.
  6. Adams DS, Robinson KR, Fukumoto T, Yuan S, Albertson RC, Yelick P, Kuo L, McSweeney M, Levin M. Early, H+-VTPase-dependent proton flux is necessary for consistent left-right patterning of non-mammalian vertebrates. Development. 2006 May; 133(9): 1657-71.
2013 Herman O. West Fellowship, The Wharton School of Business
The University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Lindsey Kuo

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