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John P. Kane


Director of the 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

  • Academic Title


  • Languages




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

Where I see patients (2)

    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    53 Ratings
    About our process
    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!
    Jul 08, 2022
    Dr. Kane is THE BEST! All complimentary adjectives to describe his care are superlative.
    May 18, 2022
    Dr. Kane is most knowledgeable with up to date and beyond research in his field and therefore provides the best treatment recommendations and explanations.
    Feb 05, 2022
    Dr Kane is extraordinary
    Dec 19, 2021
    My appointment was originally scheduled for a 6-month in person visit with my specialist. The staff called to say it would now be an online visit as the doctor was not going into the office. The online visit started out poorly as he could not hear me but I could hear him. We then tried to use the cell phone and there was static. The visit was disrupted by this and it became rushed and shortened and I don't feel I received the clarity I needed about my condition and the proper steps to take going forward. It is very annoying to me to not clearly know what to do next.
    Nov 10, 2021
    Dr Kane did most of the talking and didn't provide enough time for me to express my concerns and what I was hoping to get out of this appointment.
    Sep 13, 2021
    Dr Kane is by far the most caring Doctor I have ever seen
    Jun 20, 2021
    Dr. Kane is knowledgeable friendly caring thorough and a great guy. I'm lucky to have Dr. Kane and his staff as an important part of my healthcare team.
    May 02, 2021
    This was the best experience possible.
    Apr 25, 2021
    Dr. Kane is the best! So lucky to have his expertise.
    Apr 24, 2021
    very satisfying
    Apr 22, 2021
    Dr. Kane is very personable and takes time with me to make sure I understand the treatment that he has prescribed for my condition. He is very informed and I feel comfortable that he knows best about my disease.