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Dr. Hui Ka-Kit

Prof. Ka-Kit Hui, MD, FACP, is the Wallis Annenberg Professor in Integrative East-West Medicine and Founder and Director of the Center for East-West Medicine at the Department of Medicine of the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. Dr. Hui, a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, is an internationally acclaimed scholar and board-certified in Internal Medicine, and Clinical Pharmacology, with an expertise in Geriatrics. He is a recognized authority on Chinese Medicine and integrative medicine. Prof. Hui founded the UCLA Center for East-West Medicine in 1993, one of the first integrative medicine centers in the United States. He has developed a model system of comprehensive care that is a patient centered, problem-solving approach emphasizing health promotion, disease prevention, treatment, and is safe, effective, affordable and accessible to all. Center's integrative East West health model as a patient-centered and solution-based system of care developed over the last 25 years at UCLA and has been applied to thousands of patients with refractory clinical problems referred by more than 500 physicians within the UCLA Health System.


Since 1990s, Dr. Hui has served as an advisor to the World Health Organization (WHO) in different areas, including Standard Terminology in Traditional Chinese Medicine, Appropriate Integration of Traditional and Complementary Medicine (T&CM) into Health Systems and Health Care Services, and Quality of Academic Education in Traditional Medicine. He has also provided consultation to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), National Institutes of Health (NIH), health insurance companies, drug companies and the media. He has published over 100 articles, papers, abstracts and book chapters, in English and Chinese. Dr. Hui serves on the editorial boards of the Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine, Journal of Chinese Medicine, and Integrative Medicine Research. Dr. Hui has been awarded numerous grants in areas including integrative medicine, acupuncture, herbal medicine, asthma, aging, autonomic system regulation, pharmacology and medical education. He also holds honorary and visiting professorship in universities in China, Hong Kong, Korea, and Australia.


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