Ming-Chih Kao

Pain physiatrist

Clinical Assistant Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery Clinical Assistant Professor, Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine
Statistician and Pain Physician

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Division

  • 450 Broadway Street
  • Redwood City, CA 94063
  • Phone: 650-498-7555
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Pain Management Center

  • 450 Broadway Street
  • Redwood City, CA 94063
  • Phone: 650-723-6238
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Professional Education

Fellowship: Stanford University - Pain Management (2013) CA

Residency: Stanford University - PMandR (2012) CA

Internship: Yale - New Haven Hospital (2008) CT

Medical Education: University of Michigan (2007) MI

Board Certification, American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (2013)

Fellowship, Stanford University, Pain Medicine (2013)

Residency, Stanford University, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (2012)

Internship, Yale-New Haven Hospital (2008)

MD, University of Michigan (2007)

PhD, Harvard University, Biostatistics & Computational Biology (2005)

BA, UC Berkeley (1999)

Honors & Awards

Howard Hughes Pre-Doctoral Fellowship, Howard Hughes Medical Institute (2000)

NIH Training Grant, National Institute of Mental Health (1999)

Assessment and management of back pain.
Kao, M.-C., Zheng, P., & Smuck, M. (2014). Assessment and management of back pain. JAMA internal medicine, 174(3), 479-?.

Does physical activity influence the relationship between low back pain and obesity?
Smuck, M., Kao, M.-C. J., Brar, N., Martinez-Ith, A., Choi, J., & Tomkins-Lane, C. C. (2014). Does physical activity influence the relationship between low back pain and obesity?. SPINE JOURNAL, 14(2), 209-216.

Duration of Fluoroscopic-Guided Spine Interventions and Radiation Exposure Is Increased in Overweight Patients
Smuck, M., Zheng, P., Chong, T., Kao, M.-C., & Geisser, M. E. (2013). Duration of Fluoroscopic-Guided Spine Interventions and Radiation Exposure Is Increased in Overweight Patients. PM&R, 5(4), 291-296.

The value of physical examination in the diagnosis of hip osteoarthritis.
Chong, T., Don, D. W., Kao, M.-C., Wong, D., & Mitra, R. (2013). The value of physical examination in the diagnosis of hip osteoarthritis. Journal of back and musculoskeletal rehabilitation, 26(4), 397-400.

Diagnostic Accuracy of Bedside Swallow Evaluation Versus Videofluoroscopy to Assess Dysphagia in Individuals With Tetraplegia
Shem, K. L., Castillo, K., Wong, S. L., Chang, J., Kao, M.-C., & Kolakowsky-Hayner, S. A. (2012). Diagnostic Accuracy of Bedside Swallow Evaluation Versus Videofluoroscopy to Assess Dysphagia in Individuals With Tetraplegia. PM&R, 4(4), 283-289.

An integrative approach to characterize disease-specific pathways and their coordination: a case study in cancer
Xu, M., Kao, M.-C. J., Nunez-Iglesias, J., Nevins, J. R., West, M., & Zhou, X. J. (2008). An integrative approach to characterize disease-specific pathways and their coordination: a case study in cancer. BMC GENOMICS, 9.

HumanUpstream and MouseUpstream: Databases of promoter sequences in the human and mouse genomes
Leykin, I., Kao, M. Cj., & Wong, W. H. (2005). HumanUpstream and MouseUpstream: Databases of promoter sequences in the human and mouse genomes. OMICS-A JOURNAL OF INTEGRATIVE BIOLOGY, 9(3), 220-224.

Functional annotation and network reconstruction through cross-platform integration of microarray data
Zhou, X. Hj., Kao, M. Cj., Huang, H. Y., Wong, A., Nunez-Iglesias, J., & Wong, W. H. (2005). Functional annotation and network reconstruction through cross-platform integration of microarray data. NATURE BIOTECHNOLOGY, 23(2), 238-243.

GoSurfer: a graphical interactive tool for comparative analysis of large gene sets in Gene Ontology space.
Zhong, S., Storch, K.-F., Lipan, O., Kao, M.-C. J., Weitz, C. J., & Wong, W. H. (2004). GoSurfer: a graphical interactive tool for comparative analysis of large gene sets in Gene Ontology space. Applied bioinformatics, 3(4), 261-264.

Determination of local statistical significance of patterns in Markov sequences with application to promoter element identification
Huang, H. Y., Kao, M. Ch., Zhou, X. H., Liu, J. S., & Wong, W. H. (2004). Determination of local statistical significance of patterns in Markov sequences with application to promoter element identification. JOURNAL OF COMPUTATIONAL BIOLOGY, 11(1), 1-14.

Chemical genetic modifier screens: Small molecule trichostatin suppressors as probes of intracellular histone and tubulin acetylation
Koeller, K. M., Haggarty, S. J., Perkins, B. D., Leykin, I., Wong, J. C., & Schreiber, S. L. (2003). Chemical genetic modifier screens: Small molecule trichostatin suppressors as probes of intracellular histone and tubulin acetylation. CHEMISTRY & BIOLOGY, 10(5), 397-410.

Novel mechanisms of T-cell and dendritic cell activation revealed by profiling of psoriasis on the 63,100-element oligonucleotide array
Zhou, X. H., Krueger, J. G., Kao, M. Cj., Lee, E., Du, F. H., & Bowcock, A. M. (2003). Novel mechanisms of T-cell and dendritic cell activation revealed by profiling of psoriasis on the 63,100-element oligonucleotide array. PHYSIOLOGICAL GENOMICS, 13(1), 69-78.

Transitive functional annotation by shortest-path analysis of gene expression data
Zhou, X. H., Kao, M. Cj., & Wong, W. H. (2002). Transitive functional annotation by shortest-path analysis of gene expression data. PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, 99(20), 12783-12788.