Rebecca Kuo MD, JD, CIME

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Board Certified Spine Surgeon

Dr. Kuo. is MK Orthopaedics' spine specialist. She is proficient in surgical and non-surgical treatments of the spine. Rebecca Kuo completed her undergrad at Dartmouth College, followed by attendance at Rush University in Chicago where she completed her residency and was accepted for spine fellowship at University of Texas Medical School at Houston. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Kuo please call (815) 741-6900.

Specialties

  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Scoliosis and Spinal Deformity
  • Cervical Decompression and Fusion, Anterior & Posterior
  • Lumbar Decompression and Lumbar Fusion

Education

Fellowship, University of Texas Houston- Houston, Texas, Spine Fellowship 2006-2007

Residency, Rush University Medical Center- Chicago, IL, Orthopaedic Surgery 2001-2006

Medical School-Rush Medical College- Chicago, IL 1997-2001

Pre-Medical School, Dartmouth College-New Hampshire, Bachelor of History 1988-1992

Awards/Honors

1995: Highest Grade Award, Comparative Law

1998: General Pathology, 1998: Medical Ethics and Law, 1999: Surgical Selectives

2000: Elective: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 2000: Obstetrics and Gynecology

2003: Becker’s Spine Review, Dr. Kuo, named one of the Top 31 Women Spine Surgeons & Specialists

Research

1997 “Cysts of the Humeral Head: A Sign of Rotator Cuff Disease or Normal Anatomy” Rebecca C. Kuo, Anthony Romeo, M.D. and James Williams, PhD. Presented at the National Student Research Forum in 1998

1998 Performed research regarding growth factor response in rats with ablated tibial marrow. Research under the direction of D. Rick Sumner, PhD. and Ada Cole, OhD.

2001 “A Prospective, Randomized, Double Blind Study of the Efficacy of Post-Operative Continuous Local Anesthetic Infusion at the Iliac Bone Graft Site After Spinal Athrodesis: A Minimum Four-Year Follow-up, ” Rebecca C. Kuo, MD, Kern Singh, MD, Marion Campbell, RN, Frank M. Phillips, MD.

Certification

1996 Licensed to Practice Law: State of Illinois (currently inactive)

1999 USMLE Step 1 2001 USMLE Step 2 2005 USMLE Step 3

2006 Applied for Texas Medical Board Physician Licensure (accepted)

2007 Illinois Licensure

Board Certified in Orthopedic Surgery

Professional Activities

PSMJC Ortho Counsel

PSJMC Ortho Program Development/Spine/Peds ED/General

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