Dr. Susan Kao
“I believe in individualizing the treatment plan using the most up-to-date, scientific data available, taking into account the patient’s goals and values, and addressing not just the medical aspects of the disease, but the emotional and psychosocial needs of the patient as well. I practice with compassion and I feel honest and open communication between the doctor and the patient is key to excellent care.”
Meet Dr. Kao
Dr. Kao has been practicing medicine for over ten years. She began practicing medicine as a hospitalist at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Oakland in 2005. After fellowship, she was a clinical instructor at Stanford University School of Medicine
. In 2009, Dr. Kao started practicing hematology and oncology at the Veterans Affairs Health System
in Palo Alto and Livermore. In 2012, she joined the East Bay Physicians Medical Group
at Alta Bates Summit Comprehensive Cancer Center
She received her medical degree from the University of California, San Francisco
and completed her internship and residency in Internal Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles
. Dr. Kao then completed her Hematology and Oncology fellowship at Stanford Medical Center
and completed a Leukemia fellowship at Princess Margaret Hospital
in Toronto Canada. She speaks English, Chinese Mandarin and Spanish. Contact us to request an appointment
with Dr. Kao.
She is board certified in Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology and Hematology.
Dr. Kao has extensive experience treating all tumor types with a special interest in the treatment of hematologic malignancies including myeloma and myelodysplastic syndrome, benign hematology, solid tumors with emphasis on breast, lung, prostate, and ovarian cancers.