Kathy Huen, MD, MPH

Kathy Huen, MD, MPH

Urology
Primary Location
Pediatric Urology
200 Medical Plaza
Suite 170
Los Angeles, California 90095
Phone
Fax
310-206-2603

About

Kathy Huen, MD, MPH, is a fellowship-trained pediatric urologist at UCLA.  Dr. Huen is passionate about caring for infants, children and adolescents with conditions involving the kidneys, bladder, and genitalia. These include hydronephrosis, vesicoureteral reflux, spina bifida, hypospadias, undescended testes, and differences in sex development.  As a surgeon, Dr. Huen has a focus in minimally invasive genital and urinary reconstruction.

Dr. Huen earned her undergraduate degree from Brown University and her medical doctorate from Emory University School of Medicine.  She completed her urology residency training at UCLA, and her pediatric urology fellowship training under Dr. Antoine Khoury at Children’s Hospital of Orange County/ UC Irvine.

A dedicated researcher in the clinical and population health realms, Dr. Huen is committed to improving the quality of lives of adolescents and young adults with congenital conditions of the genitourinary tract. 

Languages

Chinese - Cantonese, English

Education

Fellowship

UC Irvine Medical Center/ Children's Hospital of Orange County, 2022

Residency

UCLA, 2020

Internship

UCLA, 2015

Degrees

Fielding School of Public Health at UCLA, MPH, 2022
Emory University School of Medicine, MD, 2014

Recognition

  • 2021 - Mike Puritz Staff Assembly Career Enhancement Scholarship Award, UCI Medical Center
  • 2020 - Willard E. Goodwin Resident Teaching Award, Department of Urology, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
  • 2020 - Good Catch Award, Quality Management and Patient Safety at UCLA Health
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Hospital Affiliations

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center

Areas of Focus

Neurogenic urinary bladder
Hypospadias
Hydronephrosis
Robotic pyeloplasty
Vesicoureteral reflux (vur)
Recurrent urinary tract infection

Research

Interests

Dr. Huen is interested the complex interplay of social determinants and healthcare delivery for adolescents and young adults with congenital conditions of the genitourinary tract.  Dr. Huen earned her Master of Public Heath in Health Policy and Management at UCLA during her pediatric urology fellowship to better address the gaps in care delivery for individuals with urologic complexity.

Publications

1.    Rauch SM, Huen K, Miller MC, Chaudry H, Lau M, Sanes JR, Johanson CE, Stopa EG, Burgess RW. Changes in brain β-amyloid deposition and aquaporin 4 levels in response to altered agrin expression in mice. J Neuropathol Exp Neurol. 2011
Dec;70(12):1124-37. PMID: 22082664
2.    Huen KH, Nourparvar P, Decaro JJ, Walsh MD, Issa MM, Ritenour CW. Scrotal abscess as initial presentation of squamous cell carcinoma. Case Rep Urol. 2013;2013:807346. PMID: 24102031
3.    Arlen AM, Broderick KM, Huen KH, Leong T, Scherz HC, Kirsch AJ. Temporal pattern of vesicoureteral reflux on voiding cystourethrogram correlates with dynamic endoscopic hydrodistention grade of ureteral orifice. J Urol. 2014 Nov;192(5):1503-7. PMID: 24835057.
4.    Huen KH, Chowdhury R, Shafii SM, Brewster LP, Arya S, Duwayri Y, Veeraswamy RK, Dodson TF, Rajani RR. Smoking cessation is the least successful outcome ofrisk factor modification in uninsured patients with symptomatic peripheral arterial disease. Ann Vasc Surg. 2015 Jan;29(1):42-9. PMID: 25286112.
5.    Huen KH, Nseyo U, Marks LS. The First filmed prostatectomy, 1917: 100 years of
movies in urological education. Urology. 2017 Jul;105:29-32. PMID: 28363740.
6.    Shirk JD, Kwan L, Laviana AA, Chu S, Huen KH, Bergman J. Is more really better? An examination of services and payment patterns among urologists from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Urology practice. 2017 Jul 1;4(4):302-7.
7.    Narang GL, Pannell SC, Laviana AA, Huen KHY, Izard J, Smith AB, Bergman J. Patient-reported outcome measures in urology. Curr Opin Urol. 2017 Jul;27(4):366-374. PMID: 28505039.
8.    Laviana AA, Pannell SC, Huen KHY, Bergman J. Engaging patients in complex clinical decision-making: Successes, pitfalls, and future directions. Urol Oncol. 2017 Sep;35(9):569-573. PMID: 28789928.
9.    Pannell SC, Laviana AA, Huen KH, Shelton JB, Kwan L, Bennett CJ, Lorenz KA, Bergman J. Advance care planning and patient preferences in a feasibility pilot study to improve end-of-life communication among men with metastatic urological malignancies. Urology practice. 2018 Nov;5(6):421-6.
10.    Huen KH, Nik-Ahd F, Chen L, Lerman S, Singer J. Antibiotic bladder instillations decrease symptomatic urinary tract infections in neurogenic bladder patients on clean intermittent catheterization. J Pediatr Urol. 2019 Apr;15(2):178.e1-178. PMID: 30611650.

Awards

  • 2021 - Mike Puritz Staff Assembly Career Enhancement Scholarship Award, UCI Medical Center
  • 2020 - Willard E. Goodwin Resident Teaching Award, Department of Urology, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
  • 2020 - Good Catch Award, Quality Management and Patient Safety at UCLA Health
  • 2018 - American Urological Association Travel Award
  • 2017 - Earl F. Nation Resident Scholarship, Western Section American Urological Association
  • 2017 - First Place History Essay, Western Section American Urological Association
  • 2013 - Joseph B. Whitehead Surgery Scholarship, Emory University School of Medicine