Dora Ho

Infectious disease doctor

Bio:   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.
4.9 out of 5
72 Patient Ratings
10 Patient Comments

Infectious Disease Clinic

  • 211 Quarry Road
  • 2nd Floor, Suite 202
  • Palo Alto, CA 94304
  • Phone: 650-736-5200
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Professional Education

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

Honors & Awards

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

Administrative Appointments

  • Clinical Chief, Div of Infectious Diseases (2010 - Present)
  • Chair, Antibiotic Subcommittee (2009 - Present)
4.9

Friendliness

4.9

Recommended to others

4.9

Explanations

4.9

Listens

4.8

Includes you in decisions

4.9

Clear Communication

4.8

Confidence in your doctor

4.5

Wait times

SHC Patient, Jul 2016

Dr. Ho is very thorough. My best doctor at Stanford.

SHC Patient, Jul 2016

Exceptional doctor! Kind, caring & brilliant!

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

Dr. Ho has always shown great concern about my health issues. I appreciate her pro-active approach.

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

My appointment with Dr. Ho was exceptional good in all respects.

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

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.

SHC Patient, Dec 2015

They were great.

SHC Patient, Feb 2015

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.

SHC Patient, Jul 2014

Dr. Ho is conscientious, responsive, skilled in her field. I am a complicated patient & she never gives up!

SHC Patient, Jun 2014

Dr. Ho was outstanding. In 6 years of being ill no one has come close to her in any way. Truly exceptional!

SHC Patient, Apr 2014

I was impressed how well Dr. Ho treated us. She kept thanking us for coming.

4.9 out of 5
72 Patient Ratings
10 Patient Comments

SHC Patient, Jul 2016

Dr. Ho is very thorough. My best doctor at Stanford.

SHC Patient, Jul 2016

Exceptional doctor! Kind, caring & brilliant!

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

Dr. Ho has always shown great concern about my health issues. I appreciate her pro-active approach.

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

My appointment with Dr. Ho was exceptional good in all respects.

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

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.

SHC Patient, Dec 2015

They were great.

SHC Patient, Feb 2015

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.

SHC Patient, Jul 2014

Dr. Ho is conscientious, responsive, skilled in her field. I am a complicated patient & she never gives up!

SHC Patient, Jun 2014

Dr. Ho was outstanding. In 6 years of being ill no one has come close to her in any way. Truly exceptional!

SHC Patient, Apr 2014

I was impressed how well Dr. Ho treated us. She kept thanking us for coming.