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
2011

Best Poster Award, SpineWeek, International Society for Study of the Lumbar Spine
2012

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

Best Research Presentation, Stanford PM&R
2012

Customer Service Award, Santa Clara Valley Medical Center
2012

First Place, Project OskiHealth, Health 2.0 Developer Challenge Code-a-thon
2011

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

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

Peter Singleton Award, Stanford PM&R
2012

SAE Award, Stanford PM&R
2012

Second Place, Project freeHealth, National Health 2.0 Developer Challenge
2012

Team Player Award, Stanford PM&R
2011

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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