Kyle B. Zuniga

Predoctoral Research Fellow, UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine

Areas of Interest

  • Exploring the prevalence and efficacy of integrative medicine practices in urologic pathologies

Experience and Current Work

Kyle Zuniga, a current medical student at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons, is interested in how integrative medicine practices such as complementary and alternative medicine, nutrition, lifestyle modification, and mindfulness meditation impact quality of life in individuals with urologic conditions such as prostate cancer, bladder cancer, and male reproductive and sexual dysfunction. 

As a TRIM predoctoral fellow working under the guidance of doctors Rick Hecht, Peter Carroll, and June Chan, he is utilizing longitudinal observational studies such as the Cancer of the Prostate Strategic Urologic Research Endeavor to investigate the prevalence of integrative medicine practices, the effect of major clinical trials on patient behavior, and barriers to integrative medicine research participation in underrepresented demographics.   

Education and Training

  • MD Candidate, Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons 
  • BS, Biological Sciences, University of Southern California
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