During medical school she served as president of her medical school class and organized a symposium on covering the uninsured featuring physician advocate and former governor Dr. Kitzhaber. Throughout residency she remained involved in her professional community. She was appointed by the American Medical Association to serve as a board member on the National Board of Medical Examiners, served as Chair of the Wisconsin Medical Society Resident Fellow Governing Council and served on the Executive Committee of the AMA Surgical Caucus. She also published an editorial in the Los Angeles Times and the American College of Surgeons’ Bulletin on the need for physician advocacy. As a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar at Yale University Dr. Kuy completed a prestigious health policy and health services research fellowship, leading several outcomes research projects while earning her master’s degree. She has published her research on health care disparities, surgical outcomes, and surgical quality measures in JAMA Surgery, Journal of Vascular Surgery, Annals of Vascular Surgery, American Journal of Surgery and other publications. “Soul of a Tiger” is Dr. Kuy’s first book. Her second book, “Fifty Studies Every Surgeon Should Know” is coming out in 2015.
Dr. Kuy’s work is guided by a deep gratitude for the experiences and opportunities she’s been blessed with, which have enabled her to make a meaningful contribution to her patients and her profession.