Kai-Wen Chuang, M.D., is a pediatric urologist at UC Irvine Health and CHOC Children’s Hospital of Orange County. Dr. Chuang’s clinical interests include hypospadias, prenatal hydronephrosis, undescended testes, bladder and bowel dysfunction, spina bifida and conditions affecting sex development. Her research interests focus on long-term outcomes of congenital renal conditions and complex urogenital reconstruction.
Programs + Specialties Pediatric Urology
Faculty Title HS Assistant Clinical Professor
Undergraduate Studies University of California, Berkeley
Medical School School of Medicine at University of California, San Francisco
Medical Residency Arthur Smith Institute for Urology, North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System, New Hyde Park, NY
Fellowship Training Fellow in Pediatric Urology, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
Honors + Awards
In addition to quality patient care, Dr. Chuang is committed to medical education and scholarly work. She was the first resident physician at the Smith Institute for Urology 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. Dr. Chuang has published in peer-reviewed journals and is an invited author for several urology textbooks.
- Genitourinary Trauma
- Genitourinary Tumors
- Urinary Tract Infections
- Prenatal Counseling
- Reconstructive Surgery
- Male and Female Genitalia
- Voiding Dysfunction/Bedwetting
- Differences of Sexual Development
- HS Assistant Clinical Professor of Urology
What Patients Say:
Dr. Chuang is one of the best Drs my son has ever seen. He is 16 and has Down Syndrome. I’m always hopeful that any Dr he sees will talk to him directly, with respect, and not be awkward about it. She asked him questions first, since he is the patient, and then me. She was thorough in her explanations, answered all our questions, and spent adequate time with us to ensure we were satisfied with her assessment. I was so impressed with her manner, knowledge and overall treatment of my son.