Jelena Kao

MD

Hematologist-oncologist

Dr. Jelena Kao is a hematologist-oncologist who specializes in caring for patients with benign and cancerous blood diseases, lymphoma and breast cancer. She strives to provide care with compassion to customize the best available treatments to meet each patient's goals.

Kao's research has focused on understanding the basic science of cancer through studying blood samples from children being treated for leukemia. She has also worked on clinical trials evaluating promising new blood cancer treatments.

Kao earned her medical degree from Stanford University School of Medicine, where she also completed a residency in internal medicine and a research fellowship in hematology and medical oncology.

Kao enjoys spending her free time with her two children and husband, as well as running and hiking.

  • Education

    Stanford University School of Medicine, 2002

  • Residencies

    Stanford University School of Medicine, Internal Medicine, 2005

  • Fellowships

    Stanford University School of Medicine, Hematology and Medical Oncology Research, 2008

I find it a privilege to partner with my patients in building a path toward hope and healing while they are living with cancer.

Clinics I work with

Cancer Center Redwood City

2900 Whipple Ave., Suite 130
Redwood City, CA 94062

Cancer Center San Mateo

218 DeAnza Blvd.
San Mateo, CA 94402

Breast Care Center

Berkeley Outpatient Center

3100 San Pablo Ave., Suite 430
Berkeley, CA 94702

Hematology, Blood & Marrow Transplant, and Cellular Therapy (HBC) Program

400 Parnassus Ave., Fourth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143

My reviews

5.0

Overall Experience
347 Reviews
I would trust Dr. Kao with my life.
Explained things in a way that was easy to understand
347 Reviews
Did the doctor pay attention to your concerns
345 Reviews
Gave easy to understand instructions about taking care of health problems or concerns
334 Reviews
Knew the important information about your medical history
345 Reviews
The provider showed respect for what you had to say
344 Reviews
The provider spent enough time with me
345 Reviews

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