Education and Training
Fellow, Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine, June 2008 - present
Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Division of Biomedical Informatics Research, Stanford University, July 2007 - June 2008
Chief Resident, Internal Medicine, Stanford University Hospital and Clinics, June 2006 - May 2007
Resident, Internal Medicine, Stanford University Hospital and Clinics, June 2003 - May 2006
Doctor of Medicine, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, September 1999 - May 2003
Bachelor of Science, Biomedical Engineering, The Johns Hopkins University, September 1994 - May 1998
- Heart failure
- Metabolism and cardiovascular disease
- International health
- Health information systems
- Translational bioinformatics
- Personalization of progonsis and treatment plan
- Heart failure/cardiomyopathy
- Integration of public data resources
Honors and Awards
- Outstanding Research Fellow, 2010-11, Division of Cardiology, UCSOM
- Outstanding First Year Fellow, 2008-2009, Division of Cardiology, UCSOM
- Chief Resident, Internal Medicine, Stanford Hospital and Clinics, 2006-7
- Richard J. Johns Award for Outstanding Achievement in Biomedical Engineering, The Johns Hopkins University, 1998
- Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society, The Johns Hopkins University, inducted 1996
Kao DP, Kreso E, Dale RA, Gonarow GC, Krantz MJ. Characteristics and outcomes among heart failure patients with anemia and renal insufficiency with and without blood transfusions (Public Discharge Data from California 2000-2006). Am J Card. 2011;107(1):69-73.
Yoon GJ, Telli ML, Kao DP, Matsuda K, Carlson RW, Witteles RM. Left ventricular dysfunction in patients receiving cardiotoxic cancer therapies: Are clinicians responding optimally? J Am Coll Cardiol. 2010;56(20):1644-50.
Kao DP, Witteles RM, Quon A, Wu JC, Gambhir SS, Fowler, MB. Rosiglitazone increases myocardial glycose metabolism in insulin-resistant cardiomyopathy. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2010;55(9):926-7.
Kao DP. What can we learn from drug marketing efficiency? BMJ. 2008;338:141-4.
Kao DP, Kohrt HE, Kugler J. Renal failure and rhabdomyolysis associated with sitagliptin and simvastatin use. Diabet Med. 2008;25(10):1229-30.
Kao D, Daniels D, Ashley E. Heart Failure. In D Daniels, S Rockson, R Vagelos (Eds.) Concise Cardiology Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. 2008:129-150.
Witteles RM, Kao D, Christopherson D, Matsuda K, Vagelos R, Schreiber D, Fowler MB. Impact of nesiritide on renal function in patients with acute decompensated heart failure and pre-existing renal dysfunction a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2007;50(19):1835-40.
Dormady SP, Mariappan MR, Kao D, Gotlib J. Use of urine flow cytometry to verify relapse of Burkitt's lymphoma in the genitourinary system. J Clin Oncol. 2006;24(27):4515-6.
Ziegelstein RC, Kim SY, Kao D, Fauerbach JA, McCann, U, Colburn J, Bush DE. Can Doctors and Nurses Recognize Depression in Patients Hospitalized with an Acute Myocardial Infarction in the Absence of Formal Screening? Psychosom Med. 2005;67(3):393-7.
Bos MP, Kao D, Hogan D, Grant C, Belland RJ. Carcinoembryonic Antigen Family Receptor Recognition by Gonococcal Opa Proteins Requires Distinct Combinations of Hypervariable Opa Protein Domains. Infect Immun. 2002;70(4):1715-1723.
Swanson J, Dorward D, Lubke L, Kao D. Porin Polypeptide Contributes to Surface Charge of Gonococci. J Bacteriol. 1997;197(11):3541-3548.
Kao DP, Wagner BD, Roberston AD, Kittelson JM, Bristow MR, Lowes BD. High-dimensional clinical phenotype analysis predicts mortality and response to beta-blocker therapy in nonischemic heart failiure. Annual Scientific Session & Expo of Am Coll Cardiol, April 2-5, 2011, New Orleans, LA.
Kao DP, Kreso E. Gender and Racial Differences in Demographics and Outcomes in 800 Inpatient Admissions for Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy. Annual Scientific Session & Expo of Am Coll Cardiol, April 2-5, 2011, New Orleans, LA.
Dattilo PB, Kao DP, Messenger JC, Casserly IP. Packed Red Blood Cell Transfusion is Associated with Adverse Outcomes in Patients Undergoing Endovascular Therapy of Peripheral Arterial Disease. Annual Scientific Session & Expo of Am Coll Cardiol, April 2-5, 2011, New Orleans, LA.
Perez MV, Pavlovic A, Wheeler MT, Dewey FE, Bernstein B, Robbins RC, Fowler MB, Quertermous T, Absher D, Ho M, Cretti E, Southwick A, Rosenthal D, Myers RM, Heidenreich P, Garrett L, Sedehi D, Kao D, Salisbury H, Chan K, Ashley E. Genetic Determinants of Dramatic Improvement in Left Ventricular Function in Patients with Heart Failure. Annual Scientific Session & Expo of Am Coll Cardiol, April 2-5, 2011, New Orleans, LA.
Tipney H, Kao DP, Bristow MR, Hunter LE, Lowes BD. Knowledge-based analysis implicates hypoxia in beta-blocker response. Translational Bioinformatics Summit, March 7-9, 2011, San Francisco, CA.
Heath R, Kao DP, Belardi D, and Varosy PD. Mortality and Complication Rates of Catheter-based Ablation Procedures Are Lower at High Volume Centers. Heart Rhythm. 7(5, Supplement 1):S109.
Kao DP, Raff H, Peterson P. Gender Differences in Use of Implantable Cardiac Defibrillators and Resynchronization Therapy for Heart Failure in California, 2000-2006. 13th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Heart Failure Society of America, Sept 13-16, 2009; Boston, MA.
Kao DP, Kreso E, Fonarow G, Krantz M. Anemia, Kidney Disease, and Inpatient Outcomes for Heart Failure in California 2000-2006. 13th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Heart Failure Society of America, Sept 13-16, 2009; Boston, MA.
Telli ML, Yoon G, Kao D, Matsuda K, Witteles RM. Left ventricular dysfunction in patients receiving cardiotoxic cancer therapies: Are clinicians responding appropriately? Poster presentation at 58th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American College of Cardiology, March 29-31, Orlando, FL. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2009;53(10), Suppl. 1:A144-A197 (Abstract 1033-202).
Kao DP, Pavlovic A, Fowler MB, Das AK. The Heart Failure Origin & Ontology Task (HOOT) Project – Using Ontology Development to Categorize and Analyze Clinical Data with Nonischemic Dilated Cardiomyopathy. Poster presentation at 2008 Summit on Translational Bioinformatics, March 12-15, 2008.