Michelle Cao

Sleep specialist, Pulmonolgist, Pulmonary critical care specialist

Bio:   Dr. Michelle Cao is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine in the Division of Sleep Medicine. Dr. Cao is board certified in pulmonary medicine, critical care medicine, and sleep medicine. Her clinical interests include sleep disordered breathing syndromes, including obstructive sleep apnea, central sleep apnea, and pulmonary related sleep disorders. Her research interests include novel and advanced positive airway pressure treatment for sleep apnea syndromes, central sleep apnea, and sleep education.
4.6 out of 5
236 Patient Ratings
14 Patient Comments

Sleep Medicine Center

  • 450 Broadway Street
  • Pavilion B, 2nd Floor, MC 5730
  • Redwood City, CA 94063
  • Phone: 650-723-6601
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Professional Education

  • Medical Education: Western University of Health Sciences -College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific (2000) CA
  • Residency: Loma Linda University - School of Medicine (2003) CA
  • Fellowship: Harbor-UCLA Medical Center (2007) CA
  • Fellowship: Stanford University - CAPS (2008) CA
  • Board Certification: Pulmonary Disease, American Board of Internal Medicine (2006)
  • Board Certification: Critical Care Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine (2007)
  • Board Certification: Sleep Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine (2009)

Honors & Awards

  • Fellow, American College of Chest Physicians (2011)
  • Fellow, American Academy of Sleep Medicine (2014)

Administrative Appointments

  • Stanford Sleep Clinic PAP-DME Program Director, Stanford Sleep Medicine Clinic (2012 - Present)
4.7

Friendliness

4.6

Recommended to others

4.6

Explanations

4.6

Listens

4.6

Includes you in decisions

4.7

Clear Communication

4.6

Confidence in your doctor

4.3

Wait times

SHC Patient, Oct 2015

Dr. Cao understood my issues and was clear in her explanations. She was also very helpful in describing the next steps for me, and helped me get an appointment with Dr. Mamber.

SHC Patient, Oct 2015

Dr. Michelle Cao is a tremendous doctor who is very caring regarding my issues - very knowledgeable.

SHC Patient, Sep 2015

Pleasant surprised at Dr. Cao's caring attitude and concern about my sleep issue - I thought she might rush or push me into doing a sleep study but she did not. I appreciated this -

SHC Patient, Sep 2015

Dr Cao is an excellent Doctor. Good listener and communicator. She was very thorough in her explanations.

SHC Patient, Jul 2015

She came in with arms crossed in front of her chest, standing. She never changed her posture or her gesture until she walked out. She talked like a mother to a child; talked as if she had authority ("Listen, I'm right.") She showed no sympathy that most physicians show to patients.

SHC Patient, Jul 2015

Dr. Chow saw me for an hour and then the second MD came in for less than 5 minutes. The hour was too long and he gave me a brochure on snoring and sleep apnea. This was not my first visit so this was unnecessary information.

SHC Patient, Jun 2015

The doctor could have better bedside manner. Seemed more interested in facts.

SHC Patient, Jun 2015

Dr. Jonelis was excellent and was very thorough. I only saw Dr. Cao for a short time, but she was also excellent.

SHC Patient, Nov 2014

Very pleased.

SHC Patient, Nov 2014

A - OK.

SHC Patient, Sep 2014

Good, no problems!

SHC Patient, May 2014

She was very professional but it took a while to establish a rapport. I ended up feeling good about her but was a little put off at first.

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4.6 out of 5
236 Patient Ratings
14 Patient Comments

SHC Patient, Oct 2015

Dr. Cao understood my issues and was clear in her explanations. She was also very helpful in describing the next steps for me, and helped me get an appointment with Dr. Mamber.

SHC Patient, Oct 2015

Dr. Michelle Cao is a tremendous doctor who is very caring regarding my issues - very knowledgeable.

SHC Patient, Sep 2015

Pleasant surprised at Dr. Cao's caring attitude and concern about my sleep issue - I thought she might rush or push me into doing a sleep study but she did not. I appreciated this -

SHC Patient, Sep 2015

Dr Cao is an excellent Doctor. Good listener and communicator. She was very thorough in her explanations.

SHC Patient, Jul 2015

She came in with arms crossed in front of her chest, standing. She never changed her posture or her gesture until she walked out. She talked like a mother to a child; talked as if she had authority ("Listen, I'm right.") She showed no sympathy that most physicians show to patients.

SHC Patient, Jul 2015

Dr. Chow saw me for an hour and then the second MD came in for less than 5 minutes. The hour was too long and he gave me a brochure on snoring and sleep apnea. This was not my first visit so this was unnecessary information.

SHC Patient, Jun 2015

The doctor could have better bedside manner. Seemed more interested in facts.

SHC Patient, Jun 2015

Dr. Jonelis was excellent and was very thorough. I only saw Dr. Cao for a short time, but she was also excellent.

SHC Patient, Nov 2014

Very pleased.

SHC Patient, Nov 2014

A - OK.

SHC Patient, Sep 2014

Good, no problems!

SHC Patient, May 2014

She was very professional but it took a while to establish a rapport. I ended up feeling good about her but was a little put off at first.

SHC Patient, Mar 2014

Dr. Cao is "the best" extremely knowledgeable & caring towards her patients.

SHC Patient, Feb 2014

Good.