Researcher’s Profile

Jennifer H. Kuo, MD, FACS

Director, Interventional Endocrinology Program
Surgical Director, Thyroid Biopsy Program
Program Director, Endocrine Surgery Fellowship Program
Director, Endocrine Surgery Research Program
Publications: 
Kuo JH, Chen Y, Kluger M, Lee JA, Wright J. Perioperative Opioid Use Among Patients Undergoing Endocrine Surgical Operations. Ann Surg. 2020 Jan 14. PMID:31972644
Liu M, Sum M, Cong E, Colon I, Bucovsky M, Williams J, Kepley A, Kuo J, Lee JA, Lazar RM, Marshall R, Silverberg S, Walker MD. Cognition and cerebrovascular function in primary hyperparathyroidism before and after parathyroidectomy. J Endocrinol Invest. 2019 Oct 16. PMID: 31621051
Liu M, Williams J, Kuo J, Lee JA, Silverberg S, Walker MD. Risk factors for vertebral fracture in primary hyperparathyroidism. Endocrine. 2019 Oct 3. PMID: 31583576
*Pearlstein S, ^Kuo JH, Chabot JA, Lee JA. Periadrenal Volume is a Better Predictor of Prolonged Operative Time in Laparoscopic Retroperitoneal Adrenalectomy than BMI. World J Surg. 2020 Feb;44(2):578-584. PMID: 31820058
*Huang, BL, Lee JA, Chabot JC, ^Kuo JH. Molecular profiling does not significantly contribute to the diagnostic algorithm for the prediction of malignancy in thyroid nodules. Surgery. 2019 Sep 9. PMID: 31515126.
About: 

Dr. Jennifer H. Kuo is a board-certified surgeon-scientist nationally recognized for her expertise in the surgical treatment of thyroid, parathyroid, and adrenal diseases. Dr. Kuo is an accomplished, high-volume surgeon in minimally invasive surgical techniques, including trans-oral thyroidectomy and robotic adrenalectomy. She is one of the leading international experts in ultrasound-guided radiofrequency ablation of thyroid nodules and spearheaded the new Interventional Endocrinology program at Columbia and co-directs the Thyroid Biopsy Program. Dr. Kuo also serves as Program Director of the Endocrine Surgery Fellowship Program and the Endocrine Surgery Research program. Her research focuses on the use of predictive algorithms to improve and optimize care for endocrine patients, and is internationally recognized as a pioneer in the safe adoption of new technology in surgical care. She serves as Associate Editor for the Journal of Surgical Research and VideoEndocrinology. Her commitment to excellent, innovative, and personalized care has been repeatedly recognized by Super Doctors and New York Magazine's Top Doctor Awards.