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Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego

Medical Group / IPA


Other Languages

Chinese, Mandarin, Spanish

Medical School

University of California San Francisco Sch of Med


New York University


Stanford University

Board Certifications

Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, Pediatrics




Dennis John Kuo, M.D., M.S., is a board-certified pediatric hematologist/oncologist at Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego and a clinical professor in the Department of Pediatrics at UC San Diego. He serves as the medical director for the Long-Term Follow-Up/Thriving After Cancer Clinic and the Cancer Genetics Clinic.

Dr. Kuo received his medical degree from UC San Francisco. He completed his pediatric residency at New York University and his pediatric hematology/oncology fellowship at Stanford University. He subsequently worked in pediatric hematology/oncology at Columbia University Medical Center and St. Joseph's Children's Hospital, where he also served as the pediatric residency director.

Dr. Kuo enjoys treating a wide spectrum of pediatric hematology/oncology disorders and is particularly interested in leukemia, lymphoma, genetic cancer predispositions and cancer survivorship. He is conversant in Mandarin and Spanish.

Outside of work, Dr. Kuo enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters and learning about world history and cultures.


Pharmacogenomics, Race, and Treatment Outcome in Pediatric Acute Myeloid Leukemia.
Lamba JK, Marrero R, Wu H, Cao X, Parcha PK, Karol SE, Inaba H, Kuo DJ, Degar BA, Heym K, Taub JW, Lacayo NJ, Pui CH, Ribeiro RC, Pounds SB, Rubnitz JE

Clinical and biological landscape of constitutional mismatch-repair deficiency syndrome: an International Replication Repair Deficiency Consortium cohort study.
Ercan AB, Aronson M, Fernandez NR, Chang Y, Levine A, Liu ZA, Negm L, Edwards M, Bianchi V, Stengs L, Chung J, Al-Battashi A, Reschke A, Lion A, Ahmad A, Lassaletta A, Reddy AT, Al-Darraji AF, Shah AC, Van Damme A, Bendel A, Rashid A, Margol AS, Kelly BL, Pencheva B, Heald B, Lemieux-Anglin B, Crooks B, Koschmann C, Gilpin C, Porter CC, Gass D, Samuel D, Ziegler DS, Blumenthal DT, Kuo DJ, Hamideh D, Basel D, Khuong-Quang DA, Stearns D, Opocher E, Carceller F, Baris Feldman H, Toledano H, Winer I, Scheers I, Fedorakova I, Su JM, Vengoechea J, Sterba J, Knipstein J, Hansford JR, Gonzales-Santos JR, Bhatia K, Bielamowicz KJ, Minhas K, Nichols KE, Cole KA, Penney L, Hjort MA, Sabel M, Gil-da-Costa MJ, Murray MJ, Miller M, Blundell ML, Massimino M, Al-Hussaini M, Al-Jadiry MF, Comito MA, Osborn M, Link MP, Zapotocky M, Ghalibafian M, Shaheen N, Mushtaq N, Waespe N, Hijiya N, Fuentes-Bolanos N, Ahmad O, Chamdine O, Roy P, Pichurin PN, Nyman P, Pearlman R, Auer RC, Sukumaran RK, Kebudi R, Dvir R, Raphael R, Elhasid R, McGee RB, Chami R, Noss R, Tanaka R, Raskin S, Sen S, Lindhorst S, Perreault S, Caspi S, Riaz S, Constantini S, Albert S, Chaleff S, Bielack S, Chiaravalli S, Cramer SL, Roy S, Cahn S, Penna S, Hamid SA, Ghafoor T, Imam U, Larouche V, Magimairajan Issai V, Foulkes WD, Lee YY, Nathan PC, Maruvka YE, Greer MC, Durno C, Shlien A, Ertl-Wagner B, Villani A, Malkin D, Hawkins C, Bouffet E, Das A, Tabori U

Malignant A-to-I RNA editing by ADAR1 drives T cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia relapse via attenuating dsRNA sensing.
Rivera M, Zhang H, Pham J, Isquith J, Zhou QJ, Balaian L, Sasik R, Enlund S, Mark A, Ma W, Holm F, Fisch KM, Kuo DJ, Jamieson C, Jiang Q

Dose-Related Effect of Chemotherapy on Bone Mineral Density Among Pediatric Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Survivors.
Yamanishi AD, Determan D, Kuo DJ

Unmet Needs, Barriers, and Facilitators for Conducting Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Survivorship Research in Southern California: A Delphi Survey.
Chan A, Ports K, Ng DQ, Nasr R, Hsu S, Armenian S, Baca N, Freyer DR, Kuo DJ, Lin C, Milam J, Valerin J, Yun C, Torno L

Malignant A-to-I RNA editing by ADAR1 drives T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia relapse via attenuating dsRNA sensing.
Rivera M, Zhang H, Pham J, Isquith J, Zhou QJ, Sasik R, Mark A, Ma W, Holm F, Fisch KM, Kuo DJ, Jamieson C, Jiang Q

Genome-Wide Association Study of Pregnancy in Childhood Cancer Survivors: A Report from the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study.
Rotz SJ, Worley S, Hu B, Bazeley P, Baedke JL, Hudson MM, Kuo DJ, Oeffinger KC, Robison LL, Sahoo D, Wang F, Yasui Y, Armstrong GT, Bhatia S

Screening for Chemotherapy-induced Peripheral Neuropathy and Utilization of Physical Therapy in Pediatric Patients Receiving Treatment for Hematologic Malignancies.
Wang CP, Syrkin-Nikolau M, Farnaes L, Shen D, Kanegaye M, Kuo DJ

Southern California Pediatric and Adolescent Cancer Survivorship (SC-PACS): Establishing a Multi-Institutional Childhood, Adolescent, and Young Adult Cancer Survivorship Consortium in Southern California.
Lin C, Baca N, Yun C, Armenian S, Freyer DR, Majlessipour F, Mueller L, Kuo DJ, Casillas J, Zabokrtsky K, Ehwerhemuepha L, Torno L

Tumor Genomic Profiling and Ex Vivo Drug Sensitivity Testing for Pediatric Leukemia and Lymphoma Patients.
Eaton A, Wong V, Schiff D, Anderson E, Ding H, Capparelli EV, Determan D, Kuo DJ

Molecular and phenotypic diversity of CBL-mutated juvenile myelomonocytic leukemia.
Hecht A, Meyer JA, Behnert A, Wong E, Chehab F, Olshen A, Hechmer A, Aftandilian C, Bhat R, Choi SW, Chonat S, Farrar JE, Fluchel M, Frangoul H, Han JH, Kolb EA, Kuo DJ, MacMillan ML, Maese L, Maloney KW, Narendran A, Oshrine B, Schultz KR, Sulis ML, Van Mater D, Tasian SK, Hofmann WK, Loh ML, Stieglitz E

Discordant end of induction bone marrow morphology and flow cytometry in a paediatric patient with acute myeloid leukaemia.
Breeding B, Bush KA, Kuo DJ

Ultraviolet recall due to cytarabine chemotherapy for acute myeloid leukaemia.
Kuo DJ, Spies JM, Le Floch N, Wong V

Improving vitamin D testing and supplementation in children with newly diagnosed cancer: A quality improvement initiative at Rady Children's Hospital San Diego.
Shliakhtsitsava K, Fisher ES, Trovillion EM, Bush K, Kuo DJ, Newfield RS, Thornburg CD, Roberts W, Aristizabal P

The Application of Next-generation Sequencing Tumor Molecular Profiling in the Diagnosis and Management of a Case of Acute Myelogenous Leukemia With MLL-PTD in a Pediatric Heart Transplant Recipient.
Woolbright WC, Wong V, Severson E, Kuo DJ

To test or not to test: genetic cancer predisposition testing in paediatric patients with cancer.
Mehta S, Kuo DJ

Safety, pharmacokinetics, and pharmacodynamics of panobinostat in children, adolescents, and young adults with relapsed acute myeloid leukemia.
Karol SE, Cooper TM, Mead PE, Crews KR, Panetta JC, Alexander TB, Taub JW, Lacayo NJ, Heym KM, Kuo DJ, Schiff DE, Bhojwani D, Ge Y, Klco JM, Ribeiro RC, Inaba H, Pui CH, Rubnitz JE

Real-world data from a molecular tumor board demonstrates improved outcomes with a precision N-of-One strategy.
Kato S, Kim KH, Lim HJ, Boichard A, Nikanjam M, Weihe E, Kuo DJ, Eskander RN, Goodman A, Galanina N, Fanta PT, Schwab RB, Shatsky R, Plaxe SC, Sharabi A, Stites E, Adashek JJ, Okamura R, Lee S, Lippman SM, Sicklick JK, Kurzrock R

Yoga as a Complementary and Alternative Therapy in Children with Hematologic and Oncologic Disease.
Fukuhara JS, O'Haver J, Proudfoot JA, Spies JM, Kuo DJ

High-Dose Methotrexate in Pediatric Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia: Predictors of Delayed Clearance and the Effect of Increased Hydration Rate on Methotrexate Clearance.
Chen AR, Wang YM, Lin M, Kuo DJ

Acute Megakaryoblastic Leukemia Leading to the Diagnosis of Germline Trisomy 21 Mosaicism.
Savla D, Del Campo M, Masser-Frye D, Kuo DJ

Leiomyosarcoma in Birt-Hogg-Dubé Syndrome.
Bird LM, Kuo DJ, Masser-Frye D, Mo JQ, Elster JD

Acute Pancreatitis Associated With Cytarabine During the Treatment of Pediatric Acute Myeloid Leukemia.
Murshed F, Wong V, Koning JL, Kuo DJ

Clinical Impact of Next-generation Sequencing in Pediatric Neuro-Oncology Patients: A Single-institutional Experience.
Barsan V, Paul M, Gorsi H, Malicki D, Elster J, Kuo DJ, Crawford J

Population pharmacokinetic analysis of high-dose methotrexate in pediatric and adult oncology patients.
Kawakatsu S, Nikanjam M, Lin M, Le S, Saunders I, Kuo DJ, Capparelli EV

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