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Janet Ho


Palliative care physician and addiction medicine specialist
Mother, nature lover, baker and yoga enthusiast

About me

Pronouns: She | Her | Hers

Dr. Janet Ho is a palliative care doctor who works with patients who have serious illnesses. She is also an addiction medicine specialist who consults at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center.

Ho's research focuses on ways to improve care and quality of life for people experiencing serious illnesses, pain and substance use disorders. With a goal of ending the stigma around drug use, she works to promote public health strategies that reduce the harms of using drugs (such as overdose) through national lectures, textbook contributions and academic papers.

Ho earned her medical degree at the University of California, Irvine. She completed a residency in internal medicine at Yale School of Medicine, also serving as chief resident. She completed fellowships in general internal medicine, palliative care and addiction medicine at Harvard Medical School, training at Massachusetts General Hospital. She also completed a master of public health degree at the T.H. Chan Harvard School of Public Health.

  • Education

    UC Irvine, MD, 2011

  • Residencies

    Yale University, Internal Medicine, 2015

  • Fellowships

    Harvard University, Internal Medicine, 2017

    Harvard University, Palliative Care, 2018

    Harvard University, Addiction Medicine, 2020

  • Academic Title

    Assistant Professor