Dr. Kua received his MD from Dalhousie University Faculty of Medicine in Halifax, Canada. He completed his Pediatric Residency at University of South Alabama Children’s and Women’s Hospital and Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship at University of Iowa Children’s Hospital. He is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics that provides care to critically ill infants in the NICU. He is also a basic scientist at the Pediatric Diabetes Research Group. His research focuses on 1) understanding the molecular mechanisms underlying maternal-neonatal diabetes transmission and to 2) identify a novel therapeutic target that prevents the risk of transmitting diabetes to offspring.