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R. Kate Kelley, M.D.

R. Kate Kelley, M.D.

  • Health Sciences Professor of Clinical Medicine,
  • Division of Hematology Oncology
  • Department of Medicine
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Harvard College, Boston, MA, B.A., 1993-97, Biochemistry
UCLA, M.D., 1998-2002, Medicine

  • UCLA, Intern, 2002-05, Medicine
  • UCLA, Resident, 2005-06, Medicine
  • UCSF, Fellow, 2006-09, Hematology/Oncology
  • American Board of Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Internal Medicine: Medical Oncology - Subspecialty
  • UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • Anal Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Hepatocellular Carcinoma (Liver Cancer)
  • Liver Metastases
  • Molecular Markers in Solid Tumors
  • Rectal Cancer

Katie Kelly, M.D. is a gastrointestinal oncologist who treats liver cancers such as hepatocellular carcinoma; bile duct cancers such as cholangiocarcinoma; gastric cancer; esophageal cancer; anal, colon and rectal cancer; pancreatic cancer; and gastrointestinal stromal tumors. In her research, her interests include developing clinical trials to identify new treatments for gastrointestinal malignancies, particularly hepatocellular carcinoma, and bile duct cancers.

Kelley graduated from UCLA School of Medicine and completed a residency at UCLA, where she was chief resident in the medicine. She also completed a fellowship in hematology and oncology at UCSF. She received the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Young Investigator Award in 2010 and the Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium ASCO Foundation Merit Award in 2009. Kelley is co-author of a chapter on alimentary cancers in the textbook Current Medical Diagnosis and Treatment.


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