Kenneth L. Cox

Professor of Pediatrics (Gastroenterology) at the Lucile Salter Packard Children's Hospital

Professional Education

Medical Education: University of Washington Medical Center (1971) WA

Residency: University of Oregon (1974) OR

Internship: University of Oregon (1972) OR

Board Certification: Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics (1977)

Board Certification: Pediatric Gastroenterology, American Board of Pediatrics (1990)

Fellowship: UCLA Medical Center (1978) CA

Honors & Awards

Euphrat Distinguished Packard Fellow, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford University (2005 -)

Outstanding Teacher Award, Department of Pediatrics, University of California, Davis (1981-82)

Outstanding Teacher Award, Department of Pediatrics, University of California, Davis (1978-79)

Cystic Fibrosis Fellowship, Department of Pediatrics, University of California, Los Angeles (1976-78)

Administrative Appointments

Associate Chair, Stanford University School of Medicine - Pediatrics (2004 - Present)

Sr.Assoc.Dean for Peds. & Ob.Clinical Affairs, Stanford University School of Medicine (2003 - Present)

Novel protocol including liver biopsy to identify and treat CD8+ T-cell predominant acute hepatitis and liver failure.
McKenzie, R. B., Berquist, W. E., Nadeau, K. C., Louie, C. Y., Chen, S. F., & Cox, K. L. (2014). Novel protocol including liver biopsy to identify and treat CD8+ T-cell predominant acute hepatitis and liver failure. Pediatric transplantation, 18(5), 503-509.

Markers of Antigen Presentation and Activation on Eosinophils and T Cells in the Esophageal Tissue of Patients With Eosinophilic Esophagitis
Le-Carlson, M., Seki, S., Abarbanel, D., Quiros, A., Cox, K., & Nadeau, K. C. (2013). Markers of Antigen Presentation and Activation on Eosinophils and T Cells in the Esophageal Tissue of Patients With Eosinophilic Esophagitis. JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC GASTROENTEROLOGY AND NUTRITION, 56(3), 257-262.

Immunomodulatory Effect of Vancomycin on Treg in Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis
Abarbanel, D. N., Seki, S. M., Davies, Y., Marlen, N., Benavides, J. A., & Cox, K. L. (2013). Immunomodulatory Effect of Vancomycin on Treg in Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis. JOURNAL OF CLINICAL IMMUNOLOGY, 33(2), 397-406.

Geographical Rural Status and Health Outcomes in Pediatric Liver Transplantation: An Analysis of 6 Years of National United Network of Organ Sharing Data
Park, K. T., Bensen, R., Lu, B., Nanda, P., Esquivel, C., & Cox, K. (2013). Geographical Rural Status and Health Outcomes in Pediatric Liver Transplantation: An Analysis of 6 Years of National United Network of Organ Sharing Data. JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS, 162(2), 313-?.

Characteristics and Direct Costs of Academic Pediatric Subspecialty Outpatient No-Show Events
Perez, F., Xie, J., Sin, A., Tsai, R., Sanders, L., & Park, Kt. (2013). Characteristics and Direct Costs of Academic Pediatric Subspecialty Outpatient No-Show Events. J Healthc Qual, Mar 29.

Successful treatment of recurrent primary sclerosing cholangitis after orthotopic liver transplantation with oral vancomycin.
Davies, Y. K., Tsay, C. J., Caccamo, D. V., Cox, K. M., Castillo, R. O., & Cox, K. L. (2013). Successful treatment of recurrent primary sclerosing cholangitis after orthotopic liver transplantation with oral vancomycin. Case reports in transplantation, 2013, 314292-?.

A Common Peripheral Blood Gene Set for Diagnosis of Operational Tolerance in Pediatric and Adult Liver Transplantation
Li, L., Wozniak, L. J., RODDER, S., Heish, S., Talisetti, A., & Sarwal, M. M. (2012). A Common Peripheral Blood Gene Set for Diagnosis of Operational Tolerance in Pediatric and Adult Liver Transplantation. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF TRANSPLANTATION, 12(5), 1218-1228.

Immunophenotyping of Peripheral Eosinophils Demonstrates Activation in Eosinophilic Esophagitis
Tammie Nguyen, T., Gernez, Y., Fuentebella, J., Patel, A., Tirouvanziam, R., & Nadeau, K. C. (2011). Immunophenotyping of Peripheral Eosinophils Demonstrates Activation in Eosinophilic Esophagitis. JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC GASTROENTEROLOGY AND NUTRITION, 53(1), 40-47.

Effects of rural status on health outcomes in pediatric liver transplantation: A single center analysis of 388 patients
Park, K. T., Nanda, P., Bensen, R., Strichartz, D., Esquivel, C., & Cox, K. (2011). Effects of rural status on health outcomes in pediatric liver transplantation: A single center analysis of 388 patients. PEDIATRIC TRANSPLANTATION, 15(3), 300-305.

Analysis of clinical variables associated with tolerance in pediatric liver transplant recipients
Talisetti, A., Hurwitz, M., Sarwal, M., Berquist, W., Castillo, R., & Cox, K. (2010). Analysis of clinical variables associated with tolerance in pediatric liver transplant recipients. PEDIATRIC TRANSPLANTATION, 14(8), 976-979.

Expression of Soluble HLA-G Identifies Favorable Outcomes in Liver Transplant Recipients
Zarkhin, V., Talisetti, A., Li, L., Wozniak, L. J., McDiarmid, S. V., & Sarwal, M. M. (2010). Expression of Soluble HLA-G Identifies Favorable Outcomes in Liver Transplant Recipients. TRANSPLANTATION, 90(9), 1000-1005.

Increased HLA-DR Expression on Tissue Eosinophils in Eosinophilic Esophagitis
Patel, A. J., Fuentebella, J., Gernez, Y., Nguyen, T., Bass, D., & Nadeau, K. (2010). Increased HLA-DR Expression on Tissue Eosinophils in Eosinophilic Esophagitis. JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC GASTROENTEROLOGY AND NUTRITION, 51(3), 290-294.

Increased Number of Regulatory T Cells in Children With Eosinophilic Esophagitis
Fuentebella, J., Patel, A., Nguyen, T., Sanjanwala, B., Berquist, W., & Nadeau, K. (2010). Increased Number of Regulatory T Cells in Children With Eosinophilic Esophagitis. JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC GASTROENTEROLOGY AND NUTRITION, 51(3), 283-289.

Eotaxin and FGF enhance signaling through an extracellular signal-related kinase (ERK)-dependent pathway in the pathogenesis of Eosinophilic esophagitis.
Huang, J. J., Joh, J. W., Fuentebella, J., Patel, A., Nguyen, T., & Nadeau, K. C. (2010). Eotaxin and FGF enhance signaling through an extracellular signal-related kinase (ERK)-dependent pathway in the pathogenesis of Eosinophilic esophagitis. Allergy, asthma, and clinical immunology : official journal of the Canadian Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, 6(1), 25-?.

Decreases in circulating CD4(+)CD25(hi)FOXP3(+) cells and increases in intragraft FOXP3(+) cells accompany allograft rejection in pediatric liver allograft recipients
Stenard, F., Nguyen, C., Cox, K., Kambham, N., Umetsu, D. T., & Martinez, O. M. (2009). Decreases in circulating CD4(+)CD25(hi)FOXP3(+) cells and increases in intragraft FOXP3(+) cells accompany allograft rejection in pediatric liver allograft recipients. PEDIATRIC TRANSPLANTATION, 13(1), 70-80.

Long-term treatment of primary sclerosing cholangitis in children with oral vancomycin: An immunomodulating antibiotic
Davies, Y. K., Cox, K. M., Abdullah, B. A., Safta, A., Terry, A. B., & Cox, K. L. (2008). Long-term treatment of primary sclerosing cholangitis in children with oral vancomycin: An immunomodulating antibiotic. JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC GASTROENTEROLOGY AND NUTRITION, 47(1), 61-67.

Non-adherence to post-transplant care: Prevalence, risk factors and outcomes in adolescent liver transplant recipients
Berquist, R. K., Berquist, W. E., Esquivel, C. O., Cox, K. L., Wayman, K. I., & Litt, I. F. (2008). Non-adherence to post-transplant care: Prevalence, risk factors and outcomes in adolescent liver transplant recipients. PEDIATRIC TRANSPLANTATION, 12(2), 194-200.

Outcomes of transplantation in children with primary hepatic malignancy
Beaunoyer, M., Vanatta, J. M., Oyihara, M., Strichartz, D., Dahl, G., & Esquivel, C. O. (2007). Outcomes of transplantation in children with primary hepatic malignancy. PEDIATRIC TRANSPLANTATION, 11(6), 655-660.

Risk factors for small bowel bacterial overgrowth in cystic fibrosis
Fridge, J. L., Conrad, C., Gerson, L., Castillo, R. O., & Cox, K. (2007). Risk factors for small bowel bacterial overgrowth in cystic fibrosis. JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC GASTROENTEROLOGY AND NUTRITION, 44(2), 212-218.

Pediatric intestinal transplantation at Packard children's hospital/Stanford University medical center: Report of a four-year experience
Castillo, R. O., Zarge, R., Cox, K., Strichartz, D., Berquist, W., & Esquivel, C. O. (2006). Pediatric intestinal transplantation at Packard children's hospital/Stanford University medical center: Report of a four-year experience. TRANSPLANTATION PROCEEDINGS, 38(6), 1716-1717.

Adolescent non-adherence: Prevalence and consequences in liver transplant recipients
Berquist, R. K., Berquist, W. E., Esquivel, C. O., Cox, K. L., Wayman, K. I., & Litt, I. F. (2006). Adolescent non-adherence: Prevalence and consequences in liver transplant recipients. PEDIATRIC TRANSPLANTATION, 10(3), 304-310.

Improved pain management in pediatric postoperative liver transplant patients using parental education and non-pharmacologic interventions
Sharek, P. J., Wayman, K., Lin, E., Strichartz, D., Sentivany-Collins, S., & Cox, K. (2006). Improved pain management in pediatric postoperative liver transplant patients using parental education and non-pharmacologic interventions. PEDIATRIC TRANSPLANTATION, 10(2), 172-177.

Hepatic infantile hemangioendothelioma with unusual manifestations
Burtelow, M., Garcia, T., Lucile, S., Cox, K., Berquist, W., & Kemer, J. (2006). Hepatic infantile hemangioendothelioma with unusual manifestations. JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC GASTROENTEROLOGY AND NUTRITION, 42(1), 109-113.

Complete immunosuppressive withdrawal as a uniform approach to post-transplant lymphoproliferative disease in pediatric liver transplantation
Hurwitz, M., Desai, D. M., Cox, K. L., Berquist, W. E., Esquivel, C. O., & Millan, M. T. (2004). Complete immunosuppressive withdrawal as a uniform approach to post-transplant lymphoproliferative disease in pediatric liver transplantation. PEDIATRIC TRANSPLANTATION, 8(3), 267-272.

One hundred percent patient and kidney allograft survival with simultaneous liver and kidney transplantation in infants with primary hyperoxaluria: A single-center experience
Millan, M. T., Berquist, W. E., So, S. K., Sarwal, M. M., Wayman, K. I., & Esquivel, C. O. (2003). One hundred percent patient and kidney allograft survival with simultaneous liver and kidney transplantation in infants with primary hyperoxaluria: A single-center experience. TRANSPLANTATION, 76(10), 1458-1463.

Identification of Epstein-Barr virus-specific CD8(+) T lymphocytes in the circulation of pediatric transplant recipients
Falco, D. A., Nepomuceno, R. R., Krams, S. M., Lee, P. P., DAVIS, M. M., & Martinez, O. M. (2002). Identification of Epstein-Barr virus-specific CD8(+) T lymphocytes in the circulation of pediatric transplant recipients. TRANSPLANTATION, 74(4), 501-510.

Thirteen years' experience in pediatric liver transplantation: Differences between tacrolimus and cyclosporine
Zajicek, A., Esquivel, C., MILLAN, M., Cox, K., Berquist, R., & Berquist, W. (2002). Thirteen years' experience in pediatric liver transplantation: Differences between tacrolimus and cyclosporine. TRANSPLANTATION PROCEEDINGS, 34(5), 1976-1978.

Mortality rate correlated with the number of pediatric liver transplants performed at a center
Cox, K., Rodriguez-Baez, N., Nasr, A., & Esquivel, C. (2001). Mortality rate correlated with the number of pediatric liver transplants performed at a center. TRANSPLANTATION PROCEEDINGS, 33(1-2), 1512-1513.

Gastrointestinal dysfunction associated with syringomyelia and hydromyelia
Garcia-Careaga, M., Cox, K. M., Blankenberg, F., & Cox, K. L. (2000). Gastrointestinal dysfunction associated with syringomyelia and hydromyelia. JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC GASTROENTEROLOGY AND NUTRITION, 31(1), 71-75.

Significance of detecting Epstein-Barr-Specific sequences in the peripheral blood of asymptomatic pediatric liver transplant recipients
Krieger, N. R., Martinez, O. M., Krams, S. M., Cox, K., So, S., & Esquivel, C. O. (2000). Significance of detecting Epstein-Barr-Specific sequences in the peripheral blood of asymptomatic pediatric liver transplant recipients. LIVER TRANSPLANTATION, 6(1), 62-66.

Paediatric liver transplantation: Indications, timing and medical complications
Cox, K. L., Berquist, W. E., & Castillo, R. O. (1999). Paediatric liver transplantation: Indications, timing and medical complications. JOURNAL OF GASTROENTEROLOGY AND HEPATOLOGY, 14, S61-S66.

Increased dosage requirement and rejection after neoral conversion in pediatric liver transplant patients
Cao, S., Cox, K. L., Berquist, W., So, S., Concepcion, W., & Esquivel, C. O. (1998). Increased dosage requirement and rejection after neoral conversion in pediatric liver transplant patients. TRANSPLANTATION PROCEEDINGS, 30(8), 4322-4324.

Oral vancomycin: Treatment of primary sclerosing cholangitis in children with inflammatory bowel disease
Cox, K. L., & Cox, K. M. (1998). Oral vancomycin: Treatment of primary sclerosing cholangitis in children with inflammatory bowel disease. JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC GASTROENTEROLOGY AND NUTRITION, 27(5), 580-583.

Liver transplantation at Stanford University Medical Center.
Millan, M. T., Keeffe, E. B., Berquist, W. E., Castillo, R. O., Cox, K. L., & Esquivel, C. O. (1998). Liver transplantation at Stanford University Medical Center. Clinical transplants, 287-296.

Epstein-Barr virus lymphoproliferative disorders after liver transplantation.
Cao, S., & Cox, K. L. (1997). Epstein-Barr virus lymphoproliferative disorders after liver transplantation. Clinics in liver disease, 1(2), 453-?.