Hope for HH is co-sponsoring the 4th International Symposium on Hypothalamic Hamartomas – a professional symposium for HH investigators, clinicians
In this blog series, we will introduce you to several internationally recognized clinicians and researchers who are thought leaders both inside and outside of HH and who will serve as facilitators, presenters
Meet Dr. Kevin Yuen
Please meet Dr. Kevin Yuen a Neuroendocrinologist at Barrow Neurological Institute. He serves as medical director of both the Barrow Pituitary Center and the Barrow Neuroendocrinology Clinic. He is board certified in both internal
Dr. Yuen is nationally and internationally known in the field of pituitary research, particularly for his work in growth hormone studies.
Dr.Yuen will be presenting on the “Spectrum of Endocrine Issues for Patients with HH.” We are excited to have Dr. Yuen’s expertise and interest in the HH community.
What is your specialty training and background?
I also spent additional 3 years in clinical research in Neuroendocrinology at the University of Cambridge,
How did you become interested in HH research and care? What are your contributions to the HH field of research and care?
I became interested in HH research and care when I came to Barrow Neurological Institute, Phoenix, AZ and discovered that we have a program here that attracts patients with HH from all over the world coming here for treatment. I soon realized that given the rarity of HH, that there has not been much work done in this field, particularly in the hormonal regulation, follow up and treatment in these patients. I also discovered that there was a lack of awareness in testing these patients for any potential neuroendocrine dysfunction before and after their surgical
The Symposium is important because
It is important for bringing multiple specialties together to learn from and educate both patients and caregivers, as this condition requires a multidisciplinary approach in order to effectively manage these patients.
Outside of work passions
I very much enjoy reading novels and aviation, cooking,