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John P. Kane


Director, Adult Lipid Clinic
Co-discovered blood proteins that kill parasites and viruses

Dr. John Kane is an endocrinologist and director of the UCSF Lipid Clinic. He is also an associate director of the UCSF Cardiovascular Research Institute.

Kane's research on lipoprotein metabolism, the management of lipoprotein disorders, and the genetic basis of heart disease and stroke is known worldwide through his publications in refereed journals and book chapters.

Kane earned his medical degree at the University of Oregon School of Medicine. He completed a residency in internal medicine at Stanford University and UCSF, followed by a fellowship in endocrinology at UCSF.

Kane was an Established Investigator and fellow of the American Heart Association. He received an outstanding achievement award from the International Atherosclerosis Society for his work in the genetics of lipoprotein metabolism and atherosclerosis. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Clinical Lipidology.

  • Education

    University of Oregon, 1957

    UCSF, PhD, Biochemistry, 1971

  • Residencies

    Stanford Medicine and UCSF, Internal Medicine

  • Fellowships

    UCSF, Endocrinology

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Discovery of the molecular basis of disease provides the opportunity to devise treatments that will go forward in time.

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    Overall Experience
    39 Ratings
    About our process
    Dec 30, 2023
    Dr. Kane is wonderful. I feel so well cared for by him. I'm grateful.
    Dec 23, 2023
    So impressed with the doctor taking time to address all concerns and issues.
    Sep 23, 2023
    I am very honored to be seeing by him.
    Jul 17, 2023
    Dr. Kane was absolutely wonderful! I felt so well care for, well beyond what I had hoped for. He was super clear and informative and kind.
    Jan 14, 2023
    Dr. Kane is awesome. His knowledge, experience and friendliness are outstanding. Easy to understand explanations and instructions!
    Dec 25, 2022
    My session was mostly informative.
    Nov 10, 2022
    Dr Kane is very knowledgeable and listens well
    Oct 09, 2022
    Dr. Kane is a committed and caring doctor who goes above and beyond to make sure I get the care I need. He is an exceptional doctor and human being, and I can't thank him enough.
    Sep 07, 2022
    I'm incredibly blessed to have talked to Dr. Kane. He is not only a leading expert, but extremely caring and personable. I deeply appreciate how he educated me as well as prescribed treatment.
    Aug 22, 2022
    Dr. Kane is really awesome! He is extremely knowledgeable and clearly explained the information regarding my condition in a thorough and understandable way. Much appreciated!