Dr. Kai-Wen Chuang is a UCI Health pediatric urologist who treats all urological conditions in children. Her clinical interests include hypospadias, prenatal hydronephrosis, undescended testes, bladder and bowel dysfunction, spina bifida and conditions affecting sex development.
Chuang earned her medical degree at UC San Francisco. She completed a surgical internship and urology residency at North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System in New York, followed by a fellowship in pediatric urology at UC San Francisco. During her fellowship, she also received formal training in epidemiology and biostatistics, earning a certificate in advanced training in clinical research. Her research interests include long-term outcomes of congenital renal conditions and complex urogenital reconstruction.
In addition to quality patient care, Chuang is committed to medical education and scholarly work. She was the first resident physician at the Arthur Smith Institute for Urology at Northwell Health to receive a departmental award for her dedication to teaching. More recently, she was named the recipient of the Great People Award, recognizing her contributions to the UCSF School of Medicine community. She also has published in peer-reviewed journals and is an invited author for several urology textbooks.
Before attending medical school, Chuang served the free clinic in Berkeley, CA, as a state-certified HIV prevention counselor. This unique position provided her with training and an in-depth understanding of common barriers to behavioral changes. She continues to draw on these resources in caring for children with urologic conditions.