Dr. Ming-Chih Jeffrey Kao MD Physiatrist

Dr. Ming-Chih Kao is a physiatrist in Redwood City, California and is affiliated with Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System. He received his medical degree from University of Michigan Medical School and has been in practice for 7 years. He is one of 19 doctors at Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System who specialize in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. He also speaks multiple languages, including Chinese (Mandarin).

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Physiatrist: Pain Medicine

Clinical Interests: Health Technology/Informatics, Pain management, Pain Management, Clinical Informatics

Other Languages Spoken

  • Chinese (Mandarin)

Education & Medical Training

Stanford University
Fellowship, Pain Medicine, 2012–2013

Yale-New Haven Hospital
Internship, Internal Medicine, 2007–2008

University of Michigan Medical School
Class of 2007

Stanford University
Chief Residency, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, 2009–2012

Harvard University
Other Training, Biostatistics, 1999–2003

Univ. of California
Other Training, Molecular & Cell Biology Psychology, 1994–1999

Awards, Honors & Recognition

Best Musculoskeletal Research Presentation, American Association of PM&R

Best Poster Award, SpineWeek, International Society for Study of the Lumbar Spine

Best Poster Finalist, Center for Disease Control, Center for Health Statistics Conference 2012

Best Research Presentation, Stanford PM&R

Customer Service Award, Santa Clara Valley Medical Center

First Place, Project OskiHealth, Health 2.0 Developer Challenge Code-a-thon

HHMI Fellowship, Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), 2000-2003

NIMH Research Scientist Training Program, National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), 1999-2000

Peter Singleton Award, Stanford PM&R

SAE Award, Stanford PM&R

Second Place, Project freeHealth, National Health 2.0 Developer Challenge

Team Player Award, Stanford PM&R

Publications & Presentations

Kao MCJ, Jarosz R, Tomkins-Lane C, Mackey S, Smuck M

Kao MCJ, Burns M, Tomkins-Lane C, Mackey S, Smuck M

Kao MCJ*, Cao Minh L*, Huang GY, Teraoka JK, Smuck M

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