Office of the Dean


Dean, College of Public Health


Nai-Wen Kuo

Tel: 886-2-27361661 ext. 6500

Fax: 886-2-27397137

E-mail: nwkuo@tmu.edu.tw


Professor Nai-Wen Kuo was appointed as the Dean of College of Public Health since August 01, 2016. Under his leadership, The TMU College of Public Health becomes an important think tank of the Taiwan Ministry of Health and Welfare. He assists the Taiwan Center for Disease Control to expand its international cooperation network, including collaborations with the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, and a TB Control and Prevention Project with the Quang-Ninh Province of Vietnam. The TMUCPH also established partnership with world-renowned universities, such as the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the National University of Singapore.

Dean Kuo has managed Taipei Medical University’s international affairs from October 2011 to August 2016. During his term as the Dean of International Affairs, he was responsible for all aspects of TMU’s international activities, which include foreign student recruitment, counseling and related services, international student and faculty exchanges, partner university relations and communications, international research collaborations and medical mission operations.

He joined the university in 1997 as a professor of Health Care Administration. Before serving as Dean of International Affairs, he was appointed to many important positions within and beyond the university, including terms as TMU Press Director, as Director of the School of Health Care Administration, as the university’s Chief Secretary, as Advisor to Taipei City Hospital, and as Chief Surveyor for Hospital Accreditation appointed by the Ministry of Health and Welfare.

Dean Kuo previously served as Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Taipei City Hospital, a 4200-bed, nine-hospital system operated by the capital city’s government. His major responsibilities in this role included managing daily operations of a major hospital system, including quality improvement projects and financial analyses. Dean Kuo also served as Vice Superintendent of Taipei Medical University Hospital from 2000 to 2002. Under his management, this hospital turned a history of losses into its first profit-making year in 2002.

Dean Kuo is among Taiwan’s few health care administration educators who have held numerous leadership positions. He serves as the member of board of directors of important academic societies includes the Taiwan College of Healthcare Executives and the Taiwan Health Insurance Association. Dean Kuo’s research interests include health care quality, clinical pathways, patient safety, and health care facility design. Dean Kuo is the author of over 50 publications, including journal articles, conference papers, and technical reports.

He received his Ph.D. in Health Policy and Management from Johns Hopkins University in 1997 following his 1992 M.P.H. in Health Care Administration from Yale University. He also served as a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from 2009 to 2010.




            Doctor of Philosophy in Health Policy and Management, 1997

The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland

            Master of Public Health in Healthcare Administration, 1992

Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut

            Bachelor of Public Health, 1988

National Taiwan University (NTU), Taipei, Taiwan



            Dean of International Affairs, Taipei Medical University(10/2011-08/2016)

            Chief Secretary, Taipei Medical University(08/2010-09/2011)

            Professor and Director, School of Health Care Administration, Taipei Medical University(08/2006-07/2011)

            Associate Professor of Health Care Administration, School of Health Care Administration, Taipei Medical University(02/2003-02/2009)

            Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Taipei City Hospital (4,000 beds) Administration Center, Taipei City Hospital(11/2004-12/2005)

            Vice President of Administration, Taipei Medical University Hospital(08/2000-08/2002)

            Director, Taipei Medical University Press(02/1999- 10/1999)

            Assistant Professor of Health Care Administration, School of Health Care Administration, Taipei Medical University(08/1997-01/2003)



            Fulbright Scholar, 2009, Awarded by the Department of State, USA

            NSC Travel Grants, 2005-2009, awarded by the National Science Council (NSC), Executive Yuan, Taiwan, Republic of China.

            The Outstanding Research Award, 1999, Awarded by the NSC, Executive Yuan, Republic of China



            Post-Occupancy Evaluations of Adults Intensive Care Units in Taipei County and City Hospitals

            Survey on Hospital Patient Safety Culture in Taiwan

            Survey of Current Situation and Need Assessment of Prison Health in Taiwan

            Total Quality Management in Hospitals



Dr. Kuo is the author of over 50 publications, including journal articles, conference papers, and technical reports.

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