Dr. Dora Ho specializes in infection complications in immunocompromised patients, such as those with bone marrow transplant, solid organ transplant, cancers and other forms of immunodeficiency.

Dr. Ho did her PhD work in herpesvirus pathogenesis and postdoctoral research in CNS gene therapy with viral vectors at Stanford University. She further pursued training in Medicine and obtained her MD degree at Washington University, St Louis. She subsequently returned to the Bay Area and completed residency training at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center as well as fellowship training in Infectious Diseases at Stanford University School of Medicine. She joined the faculty of the Division of Infectious Diseases at Stanford in 2006. She is currently a Clinical Associate Professor and Chief of Clinical Services of that Division. Since then, she has won a number of awards for her excellence in teaching and in patient care.

Besides her passion for patient care and clinical research, she is also a musician and has served as choir conductor, pianist and pipe organist in local churches.

Professional Summary

Professional Education
  • Residency: Santa Clara Valley Medical Center (2003) CA
  • Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Infectious Disease
  • Medical Education: Washington University in St Louis Registrar (2001) MO
  • Board Certification, American Board of Internal Medicine, Infectious Diseases (2015)
  • Fellowship: Stanford University Medical Center (2005) CA
  • MD, Washington University, St. Louis (2001)
  • PhD, Stanford University, Herpesvirology (1990)
  • BA, UC San Diego, Microbiology (1984)

Honors & Awards
  • Dr. Lee B. & Virginia G. Harrison Scholarship for internal medicine, Washington University School of Medicine (1999 & 2000)
  • Infectious Disease Division Teaching Award, Stanford University School of Medicine (2014)
  • Infectious Diseases Division Teaching Award, Stanford University School of Medicine (2011)
  • Morris Alex, M.D. Prize for clinical medicine, Washington University School of Medicine (1999)
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, Huntington's Disease Society of America (1991-1993)
  • The Alwin C. Rambar-James B.D. Mark Award for Excellence in Patient Care, Stanford University School of Medicine (2016)

Administrative Appointments
  • Chair, Antibiotic Subcommittee (2009 - Present)
  • Clinical Chief, Div of Infectious Diseases (2010 - Present)


Specializing In

  • Infectious Diseases

Practice Locations

Infectious Disease Clinic in Palo Alto Palo Alto, CA
Palo Alto, CA

211 Quarry Road, 2nd Floor, Suite 202

Palo Alto , CA 94304

(650) 736-5200

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Excellent explanations on my condition and they were thorough in detailing my treatment.
Dr. Ho is nice and knowledgeable. I feel confident with her. The best thing is Dr. Ho can speak my native language (Cantonese). We communicated very well.
Dr. Dora Ho is an excellent physician. She has been treating me for fourteen years.
Dr. Ho is very experienced, nice and knowledgeable. I feel confidence with her.
Dr. Ho was so helpful to me. She listened to me. she understood my problem & gave me good options. She personally answered "my visit follow up" questions on MyHealth. She spent as much time as I needed.
I have absolute confidence in Dr. Ho - she makes me feel very safe.
Dr. Ho has a wonderful and genuine personality. I can not give higher praise than to say I felt very safe to be under her care. She is very knowledgeable. She is awesome!
Wonderful doctor who is not only so knowledgeable, but also spends time to learn about medical history, and clearly explains her recommendations, and makes the patient feel like they are truly cared for.
Dr. Ho is so outstanding in her mastery of newest research, her care for her patients, and her readiness to communicate effectively. For us elderly patients, she might just talk slower, for our minds to grasp.
Dr. Ho is wonderful!
Spent time until all my questions addressed./excellent, very informative, helpful, in tune w/my personal situation.
Dr. Ho is very thorough.
Wonderful visit.
Very good.
Dr. Ho, went the extra mile by meeting me on a day she was not at clinic. She is wonderful.
I was very impressed with Dr. Ho and felt confident in her assessment and care plan.
Most of staff are good.
All good.
Dr. Ho is very thorough. My best doctor at Stanford.
Exceptional doctor! Kind, caring & brilliant!
Dr. Ho has always shown great concern about my health issues. I appreciate her pro-active approach.
My appointment with Dr. Ho was exceptional good in all respects.
Dr. Ho was EXCEPTIONAL. She had studied my case with care & knowledge and then also spent much more time (than I would have hoped for) with me.
They were great.
Dr. Ho goes the extra mile for me and my medical care. I adore her as a person and have great respect for her as a physician.
Dr. Ho is conscientious, responsive, skilled in her field. I am a complicated patient & she never gives up!
Dr. Ho was outstanding. In 6 years of being ill no one has come close to her in any way. Truly exceptional!
I was impressed how well Dr. Ho treated us. She kept thanking us for coming.

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