San Diego County

3020 Children's Way
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San Diego, CA 92123




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.


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

Treatment of Recurrent Refractory Pediatric Pre-B Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Using Inotuzumab Ozogamicin Monotherapy Resulting in CD22 Antigen Expression Loss as a Mechanism of Therapy Resistance.
Paul MR, Wong V, Aristizabal P, Kuo DJ

Deep Vein Thrombosis in a Young, Healthy Baseball Catcher: A Case Report and Review of the Literature.
Abood KK, Paul MR, Kuo DJ

'I just need an opiate refill to get me through the weekend'.
Yan E, Kuo DJ

MLL rearranged acute lymphoblastic leukaemia presenting as a maxillary sinus mass with a discordant immunophenotypic profile from the bone marrow.
Wang YM, Mo JQ, Kuo DJ, Wong V

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