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Dr. Hiro Kiguchi

Pediatrics
11 years experience male

About

Bio

I am a general pediatrician currently being trained to specialize in pediatric hematology/oncology. I was trained as a chemical engineer at Cornell University, but I wanted to help others more directly, so I returned to medical school. I graduated as an MD from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, PA in 2011. I trained as a pediatric resident at A. I. DuPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, DE. I am currently training as a pediatric hematology/oncology fellow at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. I am glad to help with any general pediatric questions you may have. Since my office is not a general pediatric office, I may refer you to your pediatrician or a trusted local pediatrician if your child needs to be evaluated in person. In addition, if I deem that your child needs emergent attention, I will refer you to an Emergency Room nearby, preferably a pediatric ER. As a parent myself, I understand the joys as well as the fears that come with parenting. I would love to be able to assuage your fears and take appropriate care for your child in a more convenient manner for you.

Specialties
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Pediatrics

Pediatric Hematology and Oncology

Licenses

United States: New York, Pennsylvania

Languages spoken

Japanese

Doctor Q&A

29 Answers
3 Agrees
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hiro Kiguchi
Pediatrics 11 years experience
Bad beans?: I'm glad he's doing well after vomiting. He may have had a bad batch of beans, and his body decided to get rid of it fast. As long as he is eating and... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Hiro Kiguchi
Pediatrics 11 years experience
Improving?: Antibiotics given for pneumonia can take a few days to weeks to completely cure. An oral temperature of greater than 100.4F is a fever, and if this c... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hiro Kiguchi
Pediatrics 11 years experience
Don't swallow: The danger of magnetic toys is if the child is at an age where he/she can swallow the magnet. Swallowing magnets can cause serious intestinal problem... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hiro Kiguchi
Pediatrics 11 years experience
Lymph node: I'm sorry he isn't feeling well.The lump is most likely an inflamed lymph node. Lymph nodes get bigger and tender when fighting off an infection. The ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hiro Kiguchi
Pediatrics 11 years experience
Humidity: It sounds like your child has thick secretions. I'm not sure what Acc 200 is, but please do not use any cold medicines on a child so young. It will ... Read More
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hiro Kiguchi
Pediatrics 11 years experience
Reassurance: About 5% of 10-year olds will wet the bed, and bedwetting runs in families. Reassure the child that bedwetting will usually go away on its own. Sugg... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Hiro Kiguchi
Pediatrics 11 years experience
Continue treatment: The fungus that causes ringworm can be stubborn, so continue to use the Lamisil (terbinafine) ointment until the lesion disappears and then a couple o... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Hiro Kiguchi
Pediatrics 11 years experience
Check bili level: The best thing for you to do is to ask your pediatrician to check the conjugated and total bilirubin level. This will help determine if the jaundice ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hiro Kiguchi
Pediatrics 11 years experience
Follow-up: Physicians and surgeons take great care in trying to minimize risks for infection, but even so, infections can still happen. I'm sorry he's had this ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hiro Kiguchi
Pediatrics 11 years experience
Wash hands!: You will never be able to prevent all infections, but that's ok. As long as your child has a normal immune system, he/she will be able to handle most ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Hiro Kiguchi
Pediatrics 11 years experience
Not recommended: Research has shown that cough and cold medicines offer little benefit to young children and can have serious side effects. Children's Tylenol (acetam... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hiro Kiguchi
Pediatrics 11 years experience
Negative result: If you have ever been exposed to TB (by having it yourself or being close to someone who has), then your body will react to the TB skin test and make ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hiro Kiguchi
Pediatrics 11 years experience
Good chance: There is about a 70-90% chance that the immune system can clear the virus. If he notices symptoms (genital warts), he probably still has the virus. ... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hiro Kiguchi
Pediatrics 11 years experience
Congratulations: Congratulations on quitting! While it will take a long time to reverse the effects of your smoking, your lungs are regenerating every day that you don... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Hiro Kiguchi
Pediatrics 11 years experience
Treat again: I'm sorry your child and dog have ringworm! You can get re-infected with ringworm, and the new lesion will have to be treated with the same antifungal... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hiro Kiguchi
Pediatrics 11 years experience
Viral illness: I'm sorry your daughter isn't feeling well. It sounds like she has a viral illness, possibly a virus that causes hand-foot-mouth disease. This is self... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Hiro Kiguchi
Pediatrics 11 years experience
Strengthen Quads: Catchers squat a lot, which puts pressure on joint and knee cap. See a sports medicine doctor, and hopefully they can recommend strengthening exercis... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hiro Kiguchi
Pediatrics 11 years experience
Contagious: The bacteria that causes scarlet fever can be spread through nasal or throat fluids by sneezing or coughing. If there is a child with scarlet fever o... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hiro Kiguchi
Pediatrics 11 years experience
See Nutritionist: His pediatrician should recommend a good nutritionist for him. A BMI of less than 18 is considered underweight. A nutritionist can assess his needs,... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hiro Kiguchi
Pediatrics 11 years experience
Take rectal temp: For infants, a rectal temperature is the most accurate way to measure body temperature. A rectal temperature of 100.4F or greater is considered a fev... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Hiro Kiguchi
Pediatrics 11 years experience
Breathing difficulty: Croup is an inflammation of the main airway, and most of the time, it is caused by a virus. Albuterol will not treat the inflammation. A child needs... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hiro Kiguchi
Pediatrics 11 years experience
See a doctor: Melanoma can happen at any age, but the chances increase as you get older. However, it is one of the leading cancers in adults under 30. The individu... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hiro Kiguchi
Pediatrics 11 years experience
Evaluation needed: I'm sorry you are worried. This is not normal development at 22 months of age. Kids should be able to sit on their own by 6-9 months. They should be a... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hiro Kiguchi
Pediatrics 11 years experience
Lovingly wean: So your child does not need to feed because he/she is hungry. It's a way to get love and attention. As tough as it is, I tell my patients to close the... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hiro Kiguchi
Pediatrics 11 years experience
Increased Pressure: A bulging fontanelle (soft spot on baby's head) is most likely due to increased intracranial pressure. This may be due to a number of factors, includ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Hiro Kiguchi
Pediatrics 11 years experience
Get tested: Without doing an examination, it is hard to distinguish rashes and bumps in the vaginal area. But it sounds like you may have an outbreak of herpes. T... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hiro Kiguchi
Pediatrics 11 years experience
Healthy diet: If your 15-year old is healthy and is eating a normal, healthy diet full of vegetables, fruits, proteins, and minimal amounts of junk food, he/she is ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Hiro Kiguchi
Pediatrics 11 years experience
Other symptoms?: A fever is oral temperature over 100.4F. Anything over that's is concerning for an infection. If it's under that number, it is within normal range of ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Hiro Kiguchi
Pediatrics 11 years experience
Rule-out cardiac: Most syncopal episodes for young patients are benign. If suddenly getting up from flat or sitting position, may be related to orthostatic intolerance... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Kiguchi is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! She had Hand Foot Mouth when she was little this looks different
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I know its possible at any age, but is it still rare?
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Thank you, your quick reply made me feel good!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, PA
Graduated 2011MD

Residency

Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

Affiliations

American Academy Of Pediatrics
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