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R. Kate Kelley


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

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    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    111 Ratings
    About our process
    Mar 01, 2023
    Dr. Kelley is a superb doctor.
    Feb 11, 2023
    Dr. Kelley was engaged informative compassionate and friendly! Everything I want in a medical provider.
    Jan 31, 2023
    Dr Katie Kelley is one of the best
    Nov 16, 2022
    Dr Robin Katie Kelley is most exceptional and honored to have her as my oncologist.
    Oct 28, 2022
    Dr. Kelley is a great doctor. Very friendly and thorough.
    Sep 08, 2022
    Dr Robin Kate Kelley is exceptional.
    Aug 16, 2022
    Dr. Kelley is the most knowledgeable and caring physician I ever saw.
    Jul 20, 2022
    Dr. Katie Kelley is the most outstanding medical professional who has provided care for me.
    Jun 06, 2022
    Dr Katie Kelley was / is totally thorough.
    May 03, 2022
    Great doctor
    Dec 22, 2021
    Dr Kelley is the most thorough health care provider I've ever encountered. Professional polite informative with incredible attention to detail. I feel so fortunate that she is my provider.
    Dec 08, 2021
    Very clear and concise on followup instructions.
    Aug 14, 2021
    Dr Kelley was great. Honest and forthright.
    Jun 09, 2021
    Dr. Kelley is a caring and extremely knowledgeable physician.
    Jun 05, 2021
    outstanding care
    May 05, 2021
    Dr. Kelley is very attentive and informative about my cancer diagnosis. I trust her and know that I am receiving the best care. I like how she spends time going over the MRI and CT Scan images and shows me exactly what the cancer is and how we should wait to have her talk with her colleagues at the tumor board for instruction on the best ways to treat it.

    "There is value in the hope of achieving more than we expect."

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