Dr. John Kuo is a neurosurgeon in Austin, TX who serves as the Professor and Inaugural Chair of the Dept. of Neurosurgery at Dell Medical School of UT Austin. He received his MD from Harvard Medical School, PhD degree from MIT, and has been in practice since 2004. He specializes in surgery for brain tumors, pituitary tumors, stereotactic radiosurgery for brain tumors, brain metastases and trigeminal neuralgia, and clinical management of complex brain tumor conditions. Dr. Kuo leads a laboratory studying cancer stem cell biology, developing new cancer diagnostics and therapeutics, and leading clinical trials of new cancer agents. He has created a department of neurosurgeons and scientists dedicated to advancing the clinical care, full spectrum research and educational frontiers for children and adults with brain and spine diseases via new surgical techniques and devices, novel biological and immunotherapies, biomedical sciences and engineering new technologies in multidisciplinary teams focused on advancing brain-computer interface, neurorehabilitation, brain and spine trauma, cerebrovascular/stroke and brain tumor translational research groups. He is Surgical Director and helps lead the UT Mulva Clinic for the Neurosciences, an interdisciplinary enterprise of Neurosurgery, Neurology, Psychiatry, and Basic Neurosciences focused on improving outcomes for patients with neurological disorders.
Education & Training
University of Southern California - LAC+USC Medical CenterResidency, Neurological Surgery, 1998 - 2005
University of Southern CaliforniaFellowship, Stereotactic radiosurgery, 2002 - 2003
Harvard Medical SchoolClass of 1998
Certifications & Licensure
TX State Medical License2018 - 2022
WI State Medical License2005 - 2019
CA State Medical License1999 - 2023
American Board of Neurological SurgeryNeurological Surgery
Awards, Honors, & Recognition
Top DoctorsAustin Monthly, 2020-2021
Fellow (FAANS)American Association of Neurological Surgeons
America's Top DoctorsCastle Connolly, 2012-2020
American Academy of Neurological Surgeons (elected)American Academy of Neurological Surgeons, 2017
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