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Katherine Van Loon


Gastrointestinal oncologist

Dr. Katherine Van Loon is a specialist in gastrointestinal cancers, with a particular interest in colon cancer.

With a background in public health, Van Loon's research is focused on epidemiology – the study of which populations develop diseases and which factors contribute – as well as outcomes in gastrointestinal malignancies. She has a long-standing interest in global health and has also studied the epidemiology of gastrointestinal cancers in the developing world.

Van Loon earned her master's degree in public health from the Yale School of Public Health before attending the Medical College of Georgia. She completed a residency in internal medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, a teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School. She came to UCSF for a fellowship in oncology in 2009.

Van Loon is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). She received a Young Investigator Award from the ASCO Conquer Cancer Foundation in 2012.

  • Education

    Medical College of Georgia, 2006

  • Residencies

    Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Internal Medicine, 2009

  • Fellowships

    UCSF Medical Center, Oncology, 2011

  • Board Certifications

    Medical Oncology, American Board of Internal Medicine

  • Academic Title

    Associate Professor

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