Faculty Profile, National Health Research Institutes, Taiwan

Faculty Profiles


Ken N. Kuo, M.D.

Investigator and Director
Institute of Population Health Sciences
kennank@nhri.org.tw

EDUCATION

- M.D., College of Medicine, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
- Orthopedic Residency, University of Illinois Medical Center, USA
- Pediatric Orthopedic Fellowship, Hospital for Sick Children, London, and University of Edinburgh, Scotland

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCES

- Director, Center for Health Policy Research and Development, National Health Research Institutes, Taiwan (2006 - present)
- Executive Director, Forum, National Health Research Institutes, Taiwan (2003-2005)
- Investigator, Division of Health Policy Research, Center for Health Policy Research and Development, National Health Research Institutes, Taiwan (2003 - present)
- Attending Orthopedic Surgeon, National Taiwan University Hospital, Taiwan (2003 - present)
- Member, Advisory Committee, College of Medicine, National Taiwan University, Taiwan (1996 -2007)
- Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Rush Medical College, Rush University, USA (1989 - present)
- Associate Chairman of Education, Rush Medical College, Rush University, USA (1995-2003)
- Director, Orthopedic Residency Program, Rush Medical College Affiliated Network, USA (1987-1995)
- Senior Attending, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Rush University Medical Center, Active Orthopedic Attending Surgeon, Shriner's Hospital for Children, Chicago, USA (1974 - present)
- President, Taiwan Evidence-Based Medicine Association, Taiwan (2007 present)

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Professor Kuo's research interests include gait and motion analysis, clubfoot outcome study, developmental dysplasia of the hips, and hip instability in cerebral palsy children. In the field of health policy research, Professor Kuo is interested in graduate medical education, evidence-based medicine (EBM) and clinical practice guidelines (CPG), medical specialty manpower, physician manpower projection and physician scientists survey.

RESEARCH ACTIVITIES & ACCOMPLISHMENTS

In the field of pediatric orthopedics, Professor Kuo is well-recognized internationally, and has served different capacities in international and North American societies. He is a prominent teacher in the field as well. In addition to regular teaching at school; he organized many international instructional courses in Taiwan, China, Malaysia, India, etc. He received Golden Apple Award for the best teacher at Rush University Medical Center. In 1996, he was elected as one of the 20 best orthopedic surgeons in USA chosen from 350 leading academic centers. He continues to serve as editorial reviewer in several prestigious orthopedic journals in North America and Europe.

In the field of health policy research, he had conducted many projects including physician manpower study in Taiwan, physician manpower projection, Taiwan Tobacco Control Forum, Institutional Review Board Accreditation in Taiwan, promotion of EBM & CPG and e-learning development. He serves at advisory capacity to Department of Health in Taiwan in relation to graduate medical education, health promotion funds, and international health corporation. Besides, he has also been a major organizer in many international health policy conferences during the past years.

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

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4. Chang CH, Chiang YT, Lee ZL, Kuo KN, Incidence of Surgery in Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip in Taiwan, Journal of The Formosan Medical Association. 106(6):462-466, 2007

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6. Kuo KN, Dorsal bunion following clubfoot surgery: outcome of reverse Jones procedure, J. of Pediatric Orthopaedics 27:7:1-7, 2007

7. Wu, CH, Chang CC, Kuo KN, Evaluating the Resource Allocation Efficiency of the Health Care System in Taiwan, International Journal of Public Policy (2007 accepted)