KT Park

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KT Park, MD, MS

  • Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Gastroenterology) at the Lucile Salter Packard Children's Hospital
  • Associate at the Center for Health Policy and the Center for Primary Care and Outcomes Research

Lucile Packard Children's Hospital
Department of Pediatrics
Division of Gastroenterology
730 Welch Road, 2nd Floor
Stanford, CA 94304

(650) 723-5070 (voice)
(650) 498-5608 (fax)


KT Park is a board certified pediatric gastroenterologist and a CHP/PCOR associate.  He is an attending physician for the gastroenterology and hepatology services at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital.  His primary research aims to discover the most optimal clinical strategy to improve health and minimize costs in pediatric chronic diseases. Recent projects have sought to describe from a health policy standpoint effective diagnostic and therapeutic alternatives to the standard of care for inflammatory bowel disease, celiac disease, liver transplantation, functional abdominal pain, and Clostridium difficile infection. His institutional, foundational, and NIH grants support his collaborative work to advance the overarching mission to provide the best care at lower costs for diseases with child health significance. His team of investigators use classical health services research techniques (e.g., decision science, database analysis) and quality improvement (QI) methods when appropriate to answer these clinician-drive questions. All collaborative efforts seek to better understand the real-world implementable therapy options affecting the value of health care. He conducts these projects with a multi-disciplinary team of investigators from Stanford’s Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine, Graduate School of Business, Department of Management Science and Engineering, Centers for Health Policy / Centers for Primary Care Outcomes Research, and industry collaborators.