Kiet Hua, MD, PhD

Behavioral Neurology Clinical Fellow

Dr. Kiet (Robert) Hua completed a Bachelor of Science degree in Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior at the University of California, Davis. During his undergraduate studies, he developed a love of research, studying animal behavior. He completed further research training at the University of Houston where he studied drosophila genetics. He completed his Medical Degree (MD) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degrees at Albany Medical College. His PhD thesis focused on the study of primary cilia and their role in a category of neurodevelopmental disorders known as ciliopathies. He then completed an Adult Neurology residency at Montefiore Medical Center, the University Hospital for Albert Einstein College of Medicine. During his last year of residency, he also served as Academic Chief.

Dr. Hua’s research interests include studying the relationship between neurodevelopment and neurodegenerative disorders from a genetic, protein and cellular level. His goal is to study the basic science underpinnings of dementias and help translate this into useful clinical practice.