Helen Kao, MD

Helen Kao, MD
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Adjunct Associate Professor, General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon; Associate Medical Director, Benton Hospice Service
Corvallis, Oregon

Dr. Helen Kao serves as Associate Medical Director at Benton Hospice Service and Adjunct Associate Professor of Geriatrics with Oregon Health and Sciences University. She continues to teach for and provide geriatrics e-consults remotely for UCSF. As a geriatrician and palliative care physician, Dr. Kao is passionate about community-based health care, dementia care, housecalls, and the intersection of medical and legal services for older adults. She has dedicated her career to developing innovative clinical services for homebound and vulnerable older adults. Her work has been recognized with awards of distinction for leadership in health systems improvement, clinical expertise, and teaching—including the San Francisco Business Times Health Care Hero and UCSF Master Clinician awards.