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KT Park

Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Gastroenterology) at the Lucile Salter Packard Children's Hospital

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Contact Information

  • Clinical Offices
    Pediatric Gastroenterology 730 Welch Rd 2nd Fl Palo Alto, CA 94304
    Tel Work (650) 721-2250 Fax (650) 498-5608
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Professional Overview

Clinical Focus

  • Pediatric Gastroenterology
  • inflammatory bowel diseases
  • complex chronic diseases

Academic Appointments

Administrative Appointments

  • Co-Director, Stanford Children's Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center, Department of Pediatrics (2014 - present)
  • Physician Lead, ImproveCareNow Network for Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital (2013 - present)

Honors and Awards

  • Clinical Research Award, Department of Pediatrics (Stanford) (2013)
  • Clinical Scientist Career Development Award (K08), NIH / NIDDK (2012-2017)
  • Stanford Society of Physician Scholars Research Grant, School of Medicine (2011)
  • Rosa and Marjorie Wann Fellowship Research Award, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital (2010)
  • Resident Research and Scholarly Performance Award, CCMC (2007)
  • Howard Hughes Research Scholar, Howard Hughes Foundation (2000)

Professional Education

Board Certification: Pediatric Gastroenterology, American Board of Pediatrics (2011)
Fellowship: Stanford University - Gastroenterology Department of Pediatrics CA (2011)
MS: Stanford University, Health Services Research (2011)
Board Certification: Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics (2008)
Residency: Steven and Alexandra Cohen Children's Hospital NY (2008)
Medical Education: University of Tennessee Memphis TN (2005)
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Scientific Focus

Current Research and Scholarly Interests

My research interests are in the development of effective and cost-effective clinical approaches to treating gastrointestinal diseases, with an emphasis in Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. Using large databases, patient-reported outcomes, and decision science (e.g., Markov modeling), my overarching research goal is to optimize the use of various diagnostic and therapeutic strategies to improve patients' health, healthcare delivery, and pharmaco-economics of chronic gastrointestinal diseases - thereby informing patients, clinicians, and policy makers. Aside from inflammatory bowel disease, I am interested in applying available data and translating innovative ideas (e.g., technology, social media, and bioinformatics) to other complex chronic diseases, especially those with child health significance, through collaborative and inter-disciplinary efforts. Recently, we have adapted our investigations into the study of celiac disease, liver transplantation, functional abdominal pain, childhood obesity, acute and chronic diarrhea (e.g., Clostridium difficile infections), and microbiota. Whenever possible, our research attempts to compare the health and economic impact of clinical decisions from a health policy standpoint.


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