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Victoria C. Hsiao



Dr. Victoria Hsiao is an endocrinologist who specializes in diabetes care and management of lipid disorders, such as high blood cholesterol. She also cares for adult patients with other endocrine conditions. She believes that combining evidence-based medicine (thoughtful use of current research findings) with a patient-centered approach brings about the best possible outcomes, particularly with chronic conditions such as diabetes.

Hsiao's areas of special interest include improving the delivery of diabetes care and helping people with diabetes manage daily self-care. She has also studied how health management organization policy can help members control diabetes as well as the impact of high glucose levels after bone marrow transplantation.

Hsiao earned her medical degree from Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons. She also has a doctoral degree in neuropathology from Columbia University. While completing her doctorate, she studied the effects of a mutation found in patients with Alexander disease, a rare neurological disorder. She completed a residency in internal medicine at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, followed by a fellowship in metabolism, endocrinology and diabetes at the University of Michigan.

Hsiao is a member of the Endocrine Society and American Diabetes Association.

  • Education

    Columbia University, PhD, Neuropathology

    Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons

  • Residencies

    Johns Hopkins Medicine, Internal Medicine

  • Fellowships

    Michigan Medicine, Metabolism, Endocrinology and Diabetes

  • Board Certifications

    Endocrinology Diabetes and Metabolism, American Board of Internal Medicine

  • Academic Title

    Associate Professor

Where I see patients (1)

    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    255 Ratings
    About our process
    Nov 19, 2023
    The doctor was wonderful. One of the best experiences ever with a doctor to new patient visit.
    Nov 15, 2023
    My wife usually attends my appointments with me. She has a masters degree in nursing.(RN). She will explain things to me if I do not get it.
    Nov 11, 2023
    Victoria Hsiao is one of the finest doctors I have ever worked with. She is a professional who is extremely well informed and equally kind to her patients. I am quite grateful to have her as my endocrinologist.
    Nov 05, 2023
    I am fortunate to have Dr. Hsiao as my provider and I am grateful for that good fortune.
    Nov 05, 2023
    Very good md
    Oct 11, 2023
    Very good
    Sep 17, 2023
    Really the best care I have received from a medical professional - thorough thoughtful patient complete and informative
    Aug 31, 2023
    Dr V Hsiao is a delight to have as a care giver. I would recommend her to anybody.
    Aug 16, 2023
    Need a category for EXCELLENT.
    Aug 15, 2023
    Dr. Hsiao's care and compassion support and great guidance really helped me become more engaged in my diabetes care.
    Aug 05, 2023
    I highly recommend Dr. Hsiao but for a new patient to have to wait months to get an appointment would make me hesitate to recommend UCSF.
    Jul 06, 2023
    Thank you
    Jun 11, 2023
    Good experience
    Jun 06, 2023
    Dr. Hsiao always listens and takes great care of me. She listens to my concerns and changes medication to fit my needs.
    Jun 03, 2023
    Dr Hsiao was very attentive and listened to my concerns it was a very informative and helpful.
    Jun 03, 2023
    I would recommend Dr Victoria Hsiao to anyone and everyone. She is a brilliant physician staying current with research. She is personable and always has the patience wellbeing first and foremost. I trust her with my life.
    May 30, 2023
    I let the doctor know that I was returning for follow up care based on MyChart prompting me to return every time I tried to reschedule or cancel. It would remind me that their office wanted to see me and she said she had nothing to do with that and didn't know that MyChart was doing any prompting.
    May 29, 2023
    Dr. Hsiao is very thorough.
    May 28, 2023
    Dr Hsiao is very positive and encouraging always optimistic in her approach to my care.
    May 13, 2023
    Dr Hsiao is one of the most knowledgeable and caring practitioners I have ever known.
    May 12, 2023
    Dr H is an amazing listener is knowledgeable and very kind
    Apr 21, 2023
    Dr. Hsiao is a wonderful doctor. She asks good questions provides guidance and is thoughtful in her recommendations.
    Apr 18, 2023
    Vicky Hsiao is one of the finest doctors I know. She is passionate about her work; extremely professional and quite adept. I always learned something new at each visit. She's very up on the latest and the greatest information about all endocrinological conditions.
    Apr 05, 2023
    Dr. Hsiao is an excellent doctor and is of the caliber of the doctors UCSF had a ferw decades ago. There are only a few doctors at UCSF who meet those standards today and I have gone out of the system in one area and am considering seeking other specialists outside of UCSF because the past couple of generations do not have the total well being of the patient that my original team of doctors had.
    Mar 14, 2023
    She prescribed medicines that are very expensive and tried very hard in having me finger stick myself which I don't want to
    Mar 10, 2023
    Dr Hsiao is a very good listener. She answers all my questions and give guidance about other health issues. I totally trust Dr Hsiao with my healthcare.
    Mar 08, 2023
    Very thorough & thoughtful care provider
    Mar 08, 2023
    Excellent support & communication.
    Mar 04, 2023
    Dr. Hsiao really is a phenomenal endocrinologist. I feel so lucky to have her as my physician. She is incredibly smart and knowledgeable spends lots of time with me answers all my questions and is genuinely very caring and empathetic. She is just so wonderful and a perfect clinician!!
    Feb 20, 2023
    Probably the best doctor / patient experience I have ever had. I feel informed and on the road to a healthier life after two interactions
    Feb 17, 2023
    I appreciate Dr. Hsiao's competency and compassion.
    Jan 29, 2023
    Very good
    Jan 13, 2023
    Always a good listener regarding your concerns about your health
    Jan 12, 2023
    She is the best. Super smart.
    Dec 16, 2022
    Dr. Hsiao is a caring and excellent doctor
    Dec 06, 2022
    Dr Hsiao is a 10
    Nov 09, 2022
    I am beyond grateful to be able to benefit from Dr. Hsiao's competency thoroughness and compassion.
    Oct 13, 2022
    Reliable and professional
    Oct 08, 2022
    Excellent clinician and honest.
    Oct 07, 2022
    Dr. Hsiao is highly professional thorough knowledgeable and caring. She listens and is gentle in her doctor/patient approach such that she is soft spoken and mild mannered. She is an excellent leader. She is greatly appreciated for her expertise. I would definitely recommend her if I knew someone needing a doctor in her field.
    Sep 29, 2022
    Dr.Hsiao was very patient and answered all my questions and concerns. I am deeply appreciative of the great care she gave me.
    Sep 29, 2022
    She is wonderful!!
    Sep 21, 2022
    Dr Hsiao listened carefully. She gave me enough notice when we hit the 15 min. Before my Time would be up.
    Aug 28, 2022
    Vicky Hsiao MD Is a wonderful doctor. She listens intently she responds thoughtfully and she's obviously quite smart. I look forward to a long and fruitful relationship with her.
    Aug 20, 2022
    I like Dr Hsiao.
    Aug 17, 2022
    I enjoy talking to my provider as she listen to my concerns and she's very nice.
    Aug 09, 2022
    Dr. Hsiao is competent kind and a model for all health care providers.
    Jul 31, 2022
    She is wonderful and very kind and carinf and very smart
    Jul 20, 2022
    Dr Hsiao is an amazing caring physician. She thoroughly explained testing results and all different data. She is a truly caring brilliant physician
    Jun 11, 2022
    Dr. Hsiao is an excellent doctor who is very professional knowledgeable and cares about her patients. She is experienced but we only have time to address my tests since doctors are on limited time. It never use to be like this and your doctors were concerned about treating the whole body so if they notiiced something they would refer a patient to the specific specialist.
    Jun 06, 2022
    Very good
    May 18, 2022
    Just added another med to what I have already for diabetes 2 since I don't want to finger stick myself twice a day. Insist I use insulin which I told primary doctor I don't want. Says there is no other way to get an accurate count of A1C.
    Apr 29, 2022
    I really felt I was in good hands and she was the right doctor for me.
    Apr 15, 2022
    Very professional and reliable
    Apr 13, 2022
    Apr 05, 2022
    She is awesome - the best!
    Mar 26, 2022
    She is an excellent doctor and I feel privileged to be her patient
    Mar 12, 2022
    Increased a med and reduced another bed. Very informative discussion with my doctor before she suggested the change.

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