KaKit P. Hui, MD

KaKit P. Hui, MD

Acupuncture| Integrative Medicine| Internal Medicine
Primary Location
Center for East-West Medicine
2336 Santa Monica Boulevard
Suite 301
Santa Monica, California 90404
Phone
Fax
310-829-9318

About

Link to Dr. Hui's complete CV

Ka-Kit Hui, MD, FACP is the Wallis Annenberg Professor in Integrative East-West Medicine and Professor and Director of the UCLA Center for East-West Medicine at the Department of Medicine of the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. Dr. Hui, a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, is an internationally acclaimed educator and researcher and is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Clinical Pharmacology, with an expertise in Geriatrics. He is a recognized authority on Chinese Medicine and integrative medicine, and is bilingual in Chinese and English. Since 1990s, Dr. Hui has served as an advisor to the World Health Organization in different areas, including Standard Terminology in Traditional Chinese Medicine, Appropriate Integration of Traditional and Complementary Medicine (T&CM) into Health Systems and Health Care Services, and Quality of Academic Education in Traditional Medicine. He has also provided consultation to the FDA, U.S.A, National Institutes of Health, health insurance companies, drug companies and the media, and has held visiting and honorary professorships in various universities throughout the world. 

In December 1993, Dr. Hui founded the UCLA Center for East-West Medicine, which is one of the first integrative medicine centers in the United States. His basic and clinical investigations, as well clinical practices as both generalist and consultant, have provided him with unique insights into the concepts of regulation, homeostasis and balance, as well as the complementarity of modern medicine and traditional Chinese medicine. He has developed a model system of comprehensive care that is a patient-centered, problem-solving approach emphasizing health promotion, disease prevention, treatment, and is safe, effective, affordable and accessible to all. The Center’s clinical program receives referrals from more than 500 physicians within UCLA for refractory problems, including many pain conditions, and continues to expand to meet the demand for a holistic patient care model within UCLA. Dr. Hui understands the importance of disseminating the Center’s innovative healthcare model so that more people can benefit from it. The Center’s extensive education programs offer fellowships, rotations, classes, workshops, conferences and events to physicians, medical residents, health care professionals, medical and non-medical students, and community members throughout the year. 

Languages

Chinese - Mandarin, Chinese - Cantonese, English

Education

Medical Board Certification

Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine, 1978

Fellowship

Pharmacology (MC173517), 1979

Residency

UCLA School of Medicine, 1978

Internship

UCLA School of Medicine, 1976

Degree

UCLA School of Medicine, MD, 1975

Recognition

  • ​​​​​​Co-chair – Integrative and Mental Health Expert Panel, Arthritis Foundation, 2021
  • Temporary Advisor – The Online WHO Second Working Group Meeting on Standard Terminology in Traditional Chinese Medicine, 2020
  • Temporary Advisor – WHO Workshop on Appropriate Integration of Traditional and Complementary Medicine (T&CM) into Health Systems and Health Care Services, Macao SAR, China, 2019
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Hospital Affiliations

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

Research

Publications

  1. Cho YM, Hui KK, Perng WT, Wang YH, Wei JC. Chinese herbal medicine might be associated with a lower rate of joint replacement in patients with osteoarthritis: A 12-year population-based matched cohort analysis. J Ethnopharmacol. 2021 Jul 17;280:114419. doi: 10.1016/j.jep.2021.114419. 
  2. Kao L, Hui KK, Hui E. A Patient-Centered Integrative Approach Improves Visual Field Defect: A Case Report. Glob Adv Health Med. 2021 May 26;10:21649561211021081. doi: 10.1177/21649561211021081.
  3. Luo JH, Li DJ, Xu H, Zhang WJ, Li ZL, Hui KK, Intervention Study on Macular Degeneration Based on Chronic Disease Management Model. World Journal of Integrated Traditional and Western Medicine. 2020, Vol. 15, No. 11
  4. Huang T, Hung T, Kim I, Hui KK. Acupuncture for Patients with Breast Cancer: A Case Report. OBM Integrative and Complementary Medicine. 2020.
  5. Wu XQ, Hui KK. Progress in Scientific Research Bridging Traditional Chinese and Modern Medicine in the UCLA-CEWM Clinical Model. Chin J Integr Trad West Med. 2019 Oct; 39(12): 1500-1505.
  6. Hui KK, Li ZL. The University of California at Los Angeles Center for East-West Medicine's Patient- Centered Integrative East-West Medicine Approach. Chin J Integr Trad West Med. 2018.
  7. Brodsky M, Spritzer K, Hays RD, Hui KK. Change in Health-Related Quality-of-Life at Group and Individual Levels Over Time in Patients Treated for Chronic Myofascial Neck Pain. J Evid Based Complementary and Alter Med. 2016.
  8. Zhang WJ, Fan JP, Hui KK. Three cases of international collaboration on Chinese medicine: implications on globalization of Chinese medicine. Chin J Integr Trad West Med. 2016,36(7): 784-788.
  9. Abbott R, Ayres I, Hui E, Hui KK. Effect of perineal self-acupressure on constipation: a randomized controlled trial. J Gen Intern Med. 2015 Apr;30(4):434-9.
  10. Zhang WJ, Hui KK. Clinical Practice of Integrative Medicine in the United States and its Development in Primary Care. Chinese Journal of Integrated Traditional and Western Medicine. 2015 Apr; 35(4): 394-400. PMID: 26043559

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Awards

  • ​​​​​​Co-chair – Integrative and Mental Health Expert Panel, Arthritis Foundation, 2021
  • Temporary Advisor – The Online WHO Second Working Group Meeting on Standard Terminology in Traditional Chinese Medicine, 2020
  • Temporary Advisor – WHO Workshop on Appropriate Integration of Traditional and Complementary Medicine (T&CM) into Health Systems and Health Care Services, Macao SAR, China, 2019
  • Invited Speaker – 5th McMaster International Review Course in Internal Medicine (MIRCIM), Kraków, Poland, 2019
  • Invited Speaker – Medical Education Forum (MEF) 2019, Kraków, Poland, 2019
  • Invited Speaker – American College of Physicians (ACP) Internal Medicine Meeting 2019, Philadelphia, United States, 2019
  • Keynote Speaker – 3rd UAE International Conference on Acupuncture, Abu Dhabi, 2018
  • Keynote Speaker – The 19th International Congress of Oriental Medicine – “The Application of Traditional Medicine in Acute and Critical Care – Prospects and Challenges”, Taipei, Taiwan, 2018
  • Keynote Speaker – 11th European Congress for Integrative Medicine, Slovenia, 2018
  • Plenary Speaker – Global Health Forum in Taiwan, Taiwan Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Health and Welfare and Health Promotion Administration, 2017
  • Wallis Annenberg Endowed Chair in Integrative Medicine East-West Medicine, 2006 – present