Gerald J. Kost, MD, PhD, MS


Title: Biomedical Researcher Physician

Location: Davis, California, United States

Gerald Kost, Biomedical Researcher Physician, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Doctors for dedication, achievements, and leadership in medical research.

With a professional history dating back more than 50 years, Dr. Kost is a leading medical researcher and educator. With ties to both American and international universities, he has been able to spread his knowledge and guidance to generations of medical professionals. Dr. Kost’s own career started in the field of engineering, working as an electrical engineer for Bechtel Corporation and then as a teaching assistant at the School of Engineering at Stanford University. In the mid-1970s, his interests shifted to the biomedical side of engineering and he began his work soon after with medicine and academia.  Dr. Kost conducted research on cardiopulmonary, bioengineering and clinical chemistry at the Department of A.M.E.S. Bioengineering at the University of California, San Diego. In the early 1980s, he worked in a similar role at the University of Washington before joining the faculty at the University of California, Davis as an assistant professor of medical pathology. He continued in this role and became an associate professor at the institution.

Throughout the 1990s and 2000s, Dr. Kost has taught and led the programs at a number of institutions in California and Thailand. He has taught at Chulalongkorn University, Naresuan University, Mahidol University, and UC Davis. While teaching at UC Davis, Dr. Kost directed and was the principal investigator of the UC Davis POC Technologies Center, and directed Clinical Chemistry and Point-of-Care Testing at the institution. Dr. Kost is a visiting professor of Siriraj Hospital at Mahidol University, and he has been recognized as a professor emeritus in pathology and laboratory medicine by UC Davis since 2014.

Dr. Kost began his career by first earning a Bachelor of Science in engineering at Stanford University in 1967. He continued at the institution to receive a Master of Science in engineering economic systems in 1968. In 1977, he earned a PhD in bioengineering from UC San Diego and in 1978, he received an MD from UC San Francisco. He served residencies in neurology at UCLA and the University of Washington. In 2003, he received an honorary degree from Stanford University.

Dr. Kost has been recognized throughout his career for his contributions, receiving numerous awards and accolades. He was awarded the Outstanding Speaker Award by the American Association for Clinical Chemistry and honored as an innovator and leader at the POCT International Symposium at Hue University. Dr. Kost also received a Fulbright Scholarship through Chulalongkorn University and the National Research Service Award in Bioengineering from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.

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