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Kevin Huoh, MD



Otolaryngology (ENT)

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Dr. Huoh is on staff at CHOC Children's Hospital

CHOC Children's Specialists - Otolaryngology
1010 W La Veta Ave
Suite 640
Orange, CA 92868
phone: 714-633-4020
fax: 714-953-5462
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Physician Bio

Dr. Kevin Huoh is board-certified in pediatric otolaryngology (head-and-neck surgery). Dr. Huoh completed a fellowship in pediatric otolaryngology at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford Hospitals and Clinics. During fellowship, He was awarded the Seymour Cohen Prize from the American Broncho-Esophagological Association for his research in pediatric airway management.

Prior to his fellowship, Dr. Huoh graduated summa cum laude from the University of Southern California (USC), obtaining a B.S. in Psychobiology and a minor in Art History. He was Valedictorian of the university and also graduated Phi Beta Kappa. Dr. Huoh then obtained his medical degree from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), graduating with Alpha Omega Alpha honors.

Dr. Huoh then pursued residency training in Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery at UCSF. During his residency, he earned many honors for his research in otolaryngology including twice winning the prestigious Triological Society Western Section Shirley Baron Resident Research Award for his work with pediatric thyroglossal duct cysts and salivary stones. As a graduating chief resident, Dr. Huoh was presented with the UCSF Kelvin C. Lee Resident Award for his meritorious service and dedication to the specialty of otolaryngology.

After having been born with a large neck mass, Dr. Huoh had multiple surgeries as a child by pediatric otolaryngologists. This personal experience has motivated Dr. Huoh to pursue a career dedicated to the comprehensive and compassionate care of children with head and neck disorders.

His professional interests include congenital and acquired head and neck tumors, vascular malformations, surgical therapy of sleep apnea, endoscopic airway management, and otologic surgery. When not at work, Dr. Huoh enjoys spending time with his family. He is an avid sports fan and loves his hometown teams including the Dodgers, Lakers, and USC Trojan football. Dr. Huoh speaks conversational Mandarin Chinese and Spanish.

Administrative Appointments

  • Otolaryngology, CHOC Children's Specialists


  • Medical School
    UCSF School of Medicine, San Francisco, CA
  • General Surgery Internship
    UCSF Medical Center, San Francisco, CA
  • Otolaryngology Residency
    UCSF Medical Center, San Francisco, CA
  • Pediatric Otolaryngology Fellowship
    Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, CA

Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
    American Board of Otolaryngology

Honors and Awards

  • ABEA Seymour R. Cohen Pediatric Laryngology Research Award 2013
  • UCSF OHNS Kelvin Lee, M.D. Resident Award 2012
  • Triological Society Western Section Shirley Baron Resident Research Award 2010 and 2011
  • UCSF OHNS Resident Research Symposium- First Prize 2011
  • UCSF Clinical and Translational Science Institute Research Grant 2010

Professional Organizations

  • American Academy of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery
  • Triological Society
  • American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy

Published Works

Huoh KC. Chang KW. Lip Abscess Associated with Isotretinoin Treatment of Acne Vulgaris. JAMA Dermatology. 2013 Jun 12:1-2. 2013 Aug;149(8):960-1

Huoh KC. Yung KC. Case Report: Retained Denture in Oropharynx. Otolaryngology 2:121.

Durr ML. Huoh KC. Meyer AK. Rosbe KW. Airway Hemangiomas in PHACE Syndrome. Laryngoscope 2012 Oct;122(10):2323-9.

Huoh KC. Durr ML. Meyer AK. Rosbe KW. Comparison of Imaging Modalities for Pediatric Thyroglossal Duct Cysts. Laryngoscope 2012 Jun;122(6):1405-8.

Huoh KC. van Zante A. Eisele DW. Extramedullary Plasmacytoma of the Tonsil. Case Reports in Otolaryngology, vol. 2011, Article ID 430809, 2 pages, 2011.

Huoh KC. Eisele DW. Etiologic Factors in Sialolithiasis. Otolaryngology Head Neck Surg. 2011 Dec;145(6):935-9.

Huoh KC. Wang SJ. Poor Outcomes in Non-Melanoma Cutaneous Carcinomas. The Open Otorhinolaryngology Journal 2010;4:93-97.

Huoh KC, Cheung SW. Chorda Tympani Neuroma. Otol Neurotol 2010;31:1172-1173.

Book Chapters

Huoh KC, Messner AH. Cricopharyngeal Achalasia. Current Opinion in Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery. 2013 Dec;21(6):576-80.

Huoh KC. Rosbe KW. Infantile Hemangiomas of the Head and Neck. Pediatric Clinics of North America: Pediatric Otolaryngology. 2013 Aug;60(4):937-49..

Messner A. Chang KC. Huoh KC. Pediatric Otolaryngology. Anesthesiologists Manual of Surgical Procedures, Fifth Edition. Eds. Richard Jaffe and Brenda Golinau (submitted).

Huoh KC. Rosbe KW. Routine Goes Awry: Analysis of Pediatric Adenotonsillectomy. AHRQ Web M&M: Online Journal and Forum on Patient Safety and Health Care Quality. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. June 2011. caseID=243.

Kim J. Huoh KC. (Midface) Fractures. Neuroimaging Clinics of North America: Neuroradiology Emergencies 2010;4:581-96.

Rosbe KW, Huoh KC. Airway Reconstruction. Current Diagnosis and Treatment in Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery Third Edition. ed Anil Lalwani. 2011.

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