Kathy Huen, MD, MPH

Kathy Huen, MD, MPH

Pediatric Urology
Accepting new patients
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

Recognitions

  • 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. Huen KH, Macaraeg A, Davis-Dao CA, Himala K, Williamson SH, Boswell TC, Thomas JE, Suhale Z, Wehbi EJ, Chuang KW, Stephany HA, Khoury AE. Recurrent Ventral Curvature After Corporoplasty with Tunica Vaginalis Flap. J Pediatr Urol. 2022 Oct 11. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpurol.2022.10.009
  2. Huen KH, Macaraeg A, Davis-Dao CA, Williamson SH, Boswell TC, Chuang KW, Stephany HA, Wehbi EJ, Khoury AE. Single-layer acellular porcine bladder matrix as graft in corporoplasty for ventral curvature in pediatric proximal hypospadias repair: an initial experience. Urology. 2022 Jul 27:S0090-4295(22)00618-5. PMID: 35907485. 
  3. Holzman SA, Davis-Dao CA, Huen KH, Ehwerhemuepha L, Chuang KW, Stephany HA, Wehbi EJ, Kain ZN. Timely Orchiopexy by 18 Months of Age: Are We Meeting the Standards Defined by the 2014 AUA Guidelines?. J Pediatr Urol. 2022 Jul 19.
  4. Huen KH, Chamberlin JD, Macaraeg A, Davis-Dao CA, Holzman SA, Beqaj L, Abdelhalim A, Mahmoud R, Stephany HA, Chuang KW, Wehbi EJ, Khoury AE. Home bladder pressure measurements correlate with urodynamic storage pressures and severe hydronephrosis in children with spina bifida. J Pediatr Urol. 2022 Jun 16:S1477-5131(22)00278-9. PMID: 35792042.
  5. Huen KH, Macaraeg A, Khoury AE. Ventral penile lengthening using tunica vaginalis flap for correction of curvature in proximal hypospadias repair: technical aspects. Urology Video Journal. 2022 Feb 25:100145.
  6. Huen KH, Holzman SA, Davis-Dao CA, Wehbi EJ, Khoury AE. Taking "Trans-ano-rectal" out of ASTRA: An anterior sagittal approach without splitting the rectum. J Pediatr Urol. 2021 Dec 22:S1477-5131(21)00590-8. PMID: 34980557.
  7. Huen KH, Fong C, Roach G, Singer J. Is hyperbilirubinemia a contraindication for neonatal circumcision? A survey of practice patterns of pediatric urologists and a review of the literature. J Pediatr Urol. 2021 Feb;17(1):88.e1-88.e6. PMID: 33268314.
  8. Huen KH, Lee CT, Skinner EC, Terris MK, Kobashi KC, Bennett CJ, Bergman J. Women leaders in academic urology: The views of department chairs. Urology. 2021 Apr;150:81-85. PMID: 33080254.
  9. Nesemann JM, Huen K, Bergman J. Extensive prostatic abscess in an elderly patient requiring multidisciplinary drainage. Case Reports in Urology. 2020 Jun 6;2020.
  10. Huen KH, Huang C, Liu H, Kwan L, Pannell SD, Laviana AA, Saucedo J, Lorenz K, Bennett C, Bergman J.  Outcomes of an integrated urology-palliative care clinic for patients with advanced urological cancers: maintenance of quality of life and satisfaction and high rate of hospice utilization through end of life. Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2019 Feb 26:1049909119833663. PMID: 30808193.

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Recognitions

  • 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