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R. Kate Kelley

MD

Gastrointestinal oncologist

Dr. R. Kate Kelley is a gastrointestinal oncologist who treats liver cancers such as hepatocellular carcinoma; bile duct cancer (cholangiocarcinoma); gastric cancer; esophageal cancer; anal, colon and rectal cancer; pancreatic cancer; and gastrointestinal stromal tumors.

Kelley's research interests include developing clinical trials to identify new treatments for gastrointestinal malignancies, particularly hepatocellular carcinoma and bile duct cancer.

Kelley graduated from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and completed a residency at UCLA, where she was chief resident in internal medicine. She also completed a fellowship in hematology and oncology at UCSF.

Kelley received the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium Merit Award in 2009 and the ASCO Young Investigator Award in 2010. She co-authored a chapter on digestive tract cancers in the textbook Current Medical Diagnosis and Treatment.

  • Education

    UCLA School of Medicine, 2002

  • Residencies

    UCLA Medical Center, Internal Medicine, 2005

  • Fellowships

    UCSF Medical Center, Hematology - Oncology, 2009

  • Board Certifications

    Medical Oncology, American Board of Internal Medicine

    Hematology, American Board of Internal Medicine

  • Academic Title

    Professor

  • Languages

    Spanish

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