Phillip Kuo, MD, PhD

Professor, Medical Imaging, Biomedical Engineering and Medicine
Chief of Nuclear Medicine and Director of PET/CT
Nuclear Medicine Fellowship Director, Medical Imaging

Phillip H. Kuo MD, PhD, received his undergraduate degree from Harvard University in Chemistry in 1994. He continued his pursuit of higher education at the University of Virginia where he earned a Masters of Science in Molecular Physiology and Biological Physics in 1998, PhD in Molecular Physiology and Biological Physics in 1999 and MD in 2000. Dr. Kuo completed an Internal Medicine Residency at UCLA Medical Center and then went on to Yale New Haven Hospital where he completed a Fellowship in Nuclear Medicine. He was an Assistant Clinical Professor for the Department of Diagnostic Radiology at Yale University School of Medicine through 2008. In this time he also completed a residency in Diagnostic Radiology at Yale New Haven Hospital. Dr. Kuo has 4 board certifications in Radiology, Nuclear Medicine, Internal Medicine, and Nuclear Cardiology. Leadership Roles Principal Investigator, Arizona Cancer Center Section Chief, Nuclear Medicine/Radiology

Research Interests: 

Contrast agents, Molecular Imaging, PET, Nuclear Medicine, MR Imaging, Cancer, Neurology, Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis

Degrees
  • MD: University of Virginia, 2000
  • PhD: University of Virginia, 1999
Residency
  • University of California, Los Angeles, Internal Medicine, 2003
  • Yale New Haven Hospital, Diagnostic Radiology, 2008
Fellowship
  • Yale New Haven Hospital, Nuclear Medicine, 2004
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Radiology
  • American Board of Nuclear Medicine
  • American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Certification Board of Nuclear Cardiology

Select Publications

In Press

Woodhead, GJ., RA. Avery, and PH. Kuo, Extraosseous Findings and Mechanisms of Uptake in NaF-18 PET/CT, , In Press.
Type of Publication: Journal Article

2017

Jones, K. M., E. A. Randtke, E. S. Yoshimaru, C. M. Howison, P. Chalasani, R. R. Klein, S. K. Chambers, P. H. Kuo, and M. D. Pagel, "Clinical Translation of Tumor Acidosis Measurements with AcidoCEST MRI.", Mol Imaging Biol, vol. 19, issue 4, pp. 617-625, 2017 Aug.
Type of Publication: Journal Article
Nia, E. S., L. L. Garland, N. Eshghi, B. B. Nia, R. J. Avery, and P. H. Kuo, "Incidence of Brain Metastases on Follow-up (18)F-FDG PET/CT Scans of Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Patients: Should We Include the Brain?", J Nucl Med Technol, vol. 45, issue 3, pp. 193-197, 2017 Sep.
Type of Publication: Journal Article
Nia, B. B., E. S. Nia, R. J. Avery, P. H. Kuo, and C. T. Hennemeyer, "Punctate Radiation Dermatitis of the Foot and Ankle Caused by Distal Embolization of 90Y Microspheres During Liver Directed Therapy.", Clin Nucl Med, vol. 42, issue 9, pp. e422-e423, 2017 Sep.
Type of Publication: Journal Article

2015

Thai, J. N., A. Abidov, T. Jie, E. A. Krupinski, and P. H. Kuo, "Nuclear Myocardial Perfusion Imaging Versus Stress Echocardiography in the Preoperative Evaluation of Patients for Kidney Transplantation.", J Nucl Med Technol, vol. 43, issue 3, pp. 201-5, 2015 Sep.
Type of Publication: Journal Article
Covington, M. F., S. Sherman, D. Lewis, H. Lei, E. Krupinski, and P. H. Kuo, "Patient Survey on Satisfaction and Impact of 123I-Ioflupane Dopamine Transporter Imaging.", PLoS One, vol. 10, issue 7, pp. e0134457, 2015. PMCID: PMC4520668 
Type of Publication: Journal Article

2014

Janicek, A. K., R. J. Avery, and P. H. Kuo, "The pinwheel sign: artifact from head rotation during SPECT acquisition for dopamine transporter imaging.", J Nucl Med Technol, vol. 42, issue 1, pp. 75-6, 2014 Mar.
Type of Publication: Journal Article
Kuo, P. H., H. H. Lei, R. Avery, E. A. Krupinski, A. Bauer, S. Sherman, N. McMillan, J. Seibyl, and G. I. Zubal, "Evaluation of an Objective Striatal Analysis Program for Determining Laterality in Uptake of ¹²³I-Ioflupane SPECT Images: Comparison to Clinical Symptoms and to Visual Reads.", J Nucl Med Technol, vol. 42, issue 2, pp. 105-8, 2014 Jun. PMID: 24627411
Type of Publication: Journal Article
Covington, M. F., E. Krupinski, R. J. Avery, and P. H. Kuo, "Classification schema of symptomatic enterogastric reflux utilizing sincalide augmentation on hepatobiliary scintigraphy.", J Nucl Med Technol, vol. 42, issue 3, pp. 198-202, 2014 Sep.
Type of Publication: Journal Article

2007

Kuo, P. H., E. Kanal, A. K. Abu-Alfa, and S. E. Cowper, "Gadolinium-based MR contrast agents and nephrogenic systemic fibrosis.", Radiology, vol. 242, issue 3, pp. 647-9, 2007 Mar.
Type of Publication: Journal Article

1995

Rye, RO., PH. Kuo, and HD. Holland, "Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide Concentrations before 2.2 billion years ago", Nature, vol. 378, 12/1995.
Type of Publication: Journal Article