Catherine Dao


Medical Director, San Mateo Primary and Specialty Care

Dr. Catherine Dao is a cardiologist who cares for patients with a variety of cardiovascular conditions, including arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat), cardiomyopathy (diseases of the heart muscle), and coronary artery disease. She has particular interests in echocardiography (ultrasound imaging of the heart), preventive cardiology and women's heart health. She is medical director of the UCSF San Mateo Primary and Specialty Care Clinic.

Dao earned her medical degree at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. She completed a residency in internal medicine at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, followed by fellowships in cardiac MRI and cardiovascular medicine at Stanford Medicine.

In her free time, Dao enjoys cheering for the Golden State Warriors, hosting dinner parties and traveling abroad. She also loves to spend time outdoors; she climbed Half Dome in Yosemite National Park when she was three months pregnant.

  • Education

    Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, MD, 2006

  • Residencies

    Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Internal Medicine, 2009

  • Fellowships

    Stanford Medicine, MRI, 2011

    Stanford Medicine, Cardiovascular Medicine, 2015

I believe in developing collaborative relationships with all my patients and am committed to providing high-quality, personalized care.

Clinics I work with

San Mateo Primary and Specialty Care

1100 Park Place, Suite 100
San Mateo, CA 94403

Cardiovascular Care and Prevention Center at Mission Bay

535 Mission Bay Blvd. South
San Francisco, CA 94158

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