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Dr. Carla Kuon is an integrative medicine doctor who specializes in caring for patients with blood cancers. She has particular interests in integrative oncology, nutrition, functional immunology, genomics, mind-body medicine and traditional Chinese medicine.

Kuon earned her medical degree from the Joe R. & Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. She completed a residency in internal medicine at Tufts Medical Center. She completed a fellowship in integrative medicine at UCSF.

Kuon co-managed UCSF's hematology-oncology inpatient service for more than seven years. She also directs the massage therapy consultation service for UCSF patients who are receiving chemotherapy for blood cancers.

Kuon believes that patients with chronic illnesses can improve their health through a whole-body approach that includes making nutritional changes, reducing stress and addressing the underlying drivers of illness. She personalizes her guidance to patients on biomedical and lifestyle-based options for enhancing their health.

  • Education

    UT Health San Antonio, MD, 2001

  • Residencies

    Tufts Medical Center, Internal Medicine, 2004

  • Fellowships

    UCSF, Integrative Medicine, 2018

  • Academic Title

    Associate Professor

  • Languages


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    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    151 Ratings
    About our process
    Jun 28, 2023
    She is very though in her evaluation and recommendations and explains things clearly.
    Jun 22, 2023
    Dr Kuon is as good as it gets when explaining complicated medical situations to me. I have learned so much from her and feel very lucky to have her on my Care Team. She is also innovative which I appreciate as I don't respond well to most therapies.
    Jun 15, 2023
    Her Intergrative Medicine skills are exceptional
    Jun 01, 2023
    Awesome Dr!
    May 31, 2023
    Best doctor I ever had
    May 30, 2023
    Thank you so much Dr Kuon. You have been an incredible support you have helped me to learn how to regain my strength and become healthy.
    May 06, 2023
    Dr. Kuon has an incredible amount of knowledge. She has taken the time to learn about many areas within medicine in order to benefit patients. Sometimes her explanations are way too detailed especially for people with compromised cognition. It seems she is thinking out loud about things or emphasizing information that is important to her without necessarily selecting information that will be most useful to patients. That's just my experience.
    May 02, 2023
    Visit Dr. Kuon is my best experience I ever had she seems understand all my sysptom she gave me suggestion what supplement to take not mediction they works so well bring my quality of life back I am so happy and deeply appreciate her wonderful advise and care.
    Apr 09, 2023
    20 thumbs up. Had a series a covid infections I wasn't healing from and Dr Kuon's staff fit me in
    Apr 08, 2023
    Dr. Carla Kuon is the best of the best!!!!! I ultimately sing her praises!!!!
    Feb 22, 2023
    Dr. Kuon is the best most caring informed Doctor I have ever worked with!
    Feb 17, 2023
    Exceptional Doctor with extraordinary knowledge! I am beyond grateful she is my Doctor!
    Jan 28, 2023
    Dr Kuon is a fantastic Dr. And she has helped me when no one could. She is brilliant and caring.
    Jan 26, 2023
    Dr Kuon is attentive knowledgeable intuitive and puts all the pieces of information together to help the person who is her patient to health and well-being.
    Jan 21, 2023
    Outstanding care. Thorough clear organized. Great continuity of care from last appointment as well with a recap of where we had left off and description of the test results that had arrived since.
    Jan 08, 2023
    Exceptional Doctor on every way
    Dec 29, 2022
    Dr. Kuon brings incredible knowledge and expertise into her role with patients. She has provided me with more education and insight about my condition and many of the doctors I have seen. Very helpful!
    Dec 03, 2022
    I appreciate Dr. Kuon and find her easy to talk to and a good listener.
    Nov 23, 2022
    I feel very honored and privileged to be in the care of Dr. Carla Kuon. She is an exceptional care provider in every way possible. She embodies the utmost greatness!
    Nov 12, 2022
    I think Dr Kuon might have confused me for a different patient -- she talked about a condition that I don't know that I have and a different provider at UCSF who I don't see.
    Oct 31, 2022
    I have recommended Dr. Kuon to others. There are not many doctors like her who can give the kind of care that is needed and appreciated. I will always wait even if it is for a long time for Dr. Kuon.
    Oct 21, 2022
    Dr Kuon is wonderful!
    Oct 21, 2022
    She's extremely knowledgeable thorough and very easy to talk to.
    Oct 21, 2022
    Dr. Carla Kuon is off the charts amazing. Smartest and most knowledgeable Doctor in her field.
    Oct 17, 2022
    Dr.Carla Kuon knows my medical history very well. She listen to me carefully and give me comments professionally. This is first visit with Dr. Kuon I believe she can help me back to normal life.
    Sep 23, 2022
    Excellent and caring practitioner. Very knowledgeable.
    Sep 14, 2022
    She's a wonderful caring knowledgeable doc. She address a lot of issues and taught me some things along the way.
    Aug 27, 2022
    Dr. Carla Kuon is over the top knowledgable about something I've had for over 25 years. No other Doctor has ever given me a resolution on how to heal except her!
    Aug 06, 2022
    While I found Dr Kuon to be kind and knowledgeable she never asked me what my priorities are for my health plan. She chose diet as the main focus without ever discussing it with me. I would have chosen meditation.She was rushing through the material and discouraging questions ("let me get through the material and you will have your questions answered") and I was waiting for my turn to ask questions but it never came. The allotted time was not enough for me to ask questions and raise concerns. She kept telling me that the diet handouts which she would be providing in the aftercare visit summary would have the answers (which they did sort of.) I am arranging and appointment with a local dietician to answer the questions I have.
    Aug 04, 2022
    While it takes ok a long time to get in to see Dr. Kuon it was worth the wait. After a full year of seeing many specialists I finally feel like I have a path forward. She heard me and didn't treat me like mental instability was causing my symptoms had great ideas and offered clear suggestions. I am very much looking forward to continuing on.
    Jul 21, 2022
    She is mind-blowing intelligent with amazing advice
    Jul 19, 2022
    Dr Kuon focuses on diet. I wish I'd known that before waiting 8 months for the appointment. She mostly proselytized about anti inflammatory diet and didn't discuss the lack of evidence for its effectiveness.
    Jun 10, 2022
    Dr Kuon gets what the patient is concerned about and she is warm optimistic approachable and very knowledge both in medicine and holistic approach. I very much appreciate her being on my care team because she has made a significant difference in my well being in terms of recommendations for me. She's one of my fav docs.
    Apr 20, 2022
    Dr Kuon is so very exceptional. She is kind extremely knowledgeable caring and thoughtful. Thank you so much Dr Kuon.
    Mar 24, 2022
    Sometimes need more details to accompany a the links
    Mar 24, 2022
    Dr Kuon is excellent. Her schedule does not allow for a follow up at the intervals she recommends. Ie she asked me to return in 2 months for test results and the first appointment is in 6 months
    Jan 27, 2022
    Dr. Kuon offered a wonderful amount of time to talk about health issues. She also provided great explanations for her recommendations.
    Jan 15, 2022
    I feel fortunate to be in the care of this provider as all other providers that I have seen have given up on treating my condition.
    Jan 14, 2022
    Dr Kuon is excellent but it is really difficult to have consistent attention as her time is so in demand. We'd all like more help and guidance on our healing path but unfortunately medicine is more like a warehouse production line today.
    Jan 06, 2022
    Outstanding holistic approach; so relieved to have a doctor who will dig in with me to really figure things out.
    Jan 05, 2022
    As I said before she's very knowledgeable and I enjoyed learning from her . I thought this problem was minor but actually it is acute. She knows how to deal with it and told me it would not be a quick fix. I'm just so glad I found her because I've been to a GI specialist and they didn't see this problem at all. That's the benefit of Integrative Medicine. She believed me and had so much to teach me! The only problem I had was technical: I couldn't hear her very well. Why don't you provide her a nicer headset mic for clarity?
    Sep 11, 2021
    I am 76 and dr kuon is the smartest doctor I've had. In addition she is gracious and informative. Glad she's on my team.