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Caroline E. McCoach


Thoracic medical oncologist
Bench-to-bedside researcher

Dr. Caroline McCoach is a thoracic oncologist who specializes in treating adults with lung and other chest cancers. She personalizes her treatment approach based on the cancer type in combination with an individual patient's goals.

McCoach's research focuses on integrating clinical findings with laboratory studies to improve patient care. Her work includes developing new drug therapies for lung cancers. Also, by investigating how cancer can become resistant to targeted therapies, her research aims to help create therapies that may delay or prevent cancer cell resistance to treatment.

McCoach earned a doctorate in biochemistry from Stanford University before earning her medical degree at the University of Colorado. She completed her residency training in internal medicine at the University of California, Davis, where she was chief resident in her final year. She then completed a research fellowship at UC Davis, where she focused on developing clinical trials for lung cancer therapies, before returning to the University of Colorado for a clinical fellowship in hematology and oncology, which concentrated on thoracic malignancies with gene mutations.

McCoach is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology and American Society of Hematology.

  • Education

    University of Colorado School of Medicine, 2009

    Stanford University, Ph.D., Biochemistry, 2005

  • Residencies

    UC Davis, Internal Medicine, 2013

  • Fellowships

    UC Davis, Medical Oncology, 2014

    University of Colorado School of Medicine, Hematology and Oncology, 2017

  • Board Certifications

    Medical Oncology, American Board of Internal Medicine

    Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine

I am dedicated to research that will ultimately improve treatment options for my patients.

Clinics I work with

Thoracic Surgery and Oncology Clinic

See both of our San Francisco locations.

My reviews


Overall Experience
94 Ratings
Explained things in a way that was easy to understand
94 Ratings
Did the doctor pay attention to your concerns
94 Ratings
Gave easy to understand instructions about taking care of health problems or concerns
88 Ratings
Knew the important information about your medical history
91 Ratings
The provider showed respect for what you had to say
92 Ratings
The provider spent enough time with me
92 Ratings